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CAI Pets

It’s no secret that Americans love their pets. The millions of cats and dogs live in U.S. households—and many of them belong to the 74 million Americans who live in homeowners associations, condominiums, cooperatives, and common-interest communities. Even pets know that community associations are preferred places to call home!

In honor of these community companions, CAI is featuring several upcoming events to highlight all things pets.

NEW! Check out our guide on Assistance Animals & Community Associations.

CAI Pets in Common Ground Magazine

Throughout the years, CAI has published numerous articles and publications about pets in community associations. From rules about pet waste, breed restrictions, and barking, to best practices for pet ownership, CAI offers important resources for pet owners who live in the more than 338,000 U.S. community associations. And we're adding one more!

In the May/June 2017 issue, you'll find all things pets—topics include service animals vs. comfort animals, doggie DNA testing, insurance coverage and leash laws, developer-planned dog parks and other animal amenities, communities that feature pets, and more.


CAI Pets Photo Contest

One lucky pet will star is now on the cover of the pets-only issue of Common Ground! The winner, Rocco, is a six-year-old pomeranian who is as calm as he is photogenic. It was a tough decision to choose him from the hundreds of entrants that included reptiles, birds and bunnies in addition to all sorts of cats and dogs. 

CAI Pets Survey

CAI’s first-ever pet survey received more than 800 responses. Learn more about them here!

CAI Pets at the 2017 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition

In addition to the pets-only issue of Common Ground, CAI featured a special demonstration and community service event at the 2017 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, May 3–6. In partnership with PAL Humane Society, CAI volunteers were able to bag 10,000 pounds of pet food during the annual conference. 

>>Learn more about this successful community service event here

A Service Dog by Any Other Name. Service dog. Comfort animal. Emotional support animal. What's the difference? How can you tell? Let Custom K9 Services demonstrate the answer to your questions. Custom K9 Services supplies dogs to military and police departments across the U.S. and Canada, and has provided dog training seminars in 42 states and seven countries. Fielding calls regularly from community associations, they're aware of the questions you face. What's their advice to homeowner associations? Get an entirely new perspective on the service animal/comfort animal debate from the experts who work with real service animals.