no secret that Americans love their pets. More than 43 million dogs and 36
million cats live in U.S. households—and many of them belong to the 68 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.
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.