Pet Policy

Op11.13 Pet Policy

  • Pets under the control of an adult (i.e., 18 years or older) are permitted on University property, but are not permitted within University-owned or leased buildings.
    • Exceptions:
      • Animals trained to assist persons with disabilities
      • Animals used in University laboratories for official research, classroom or observation purposes
      • Animals used in equine instruction at the Agricultural Center
      • Fish in residence halls.
  • Animals (e.g. dogs, cats, monkeys, etc.) must be leashed to be under the control of an adult.
    • Exceptions:
      • Animals trained to provide ADA accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • A loose animal trailing a leash, or one tied to a fixed object, is not under the control of an adult. 
  • Animals which are unleashed, or leashed and unattended, on University property are subject to impoundment. 
  • Animals left unattended in  motor vehicles on University property are subject to the same rules and regulations if they become a nuisance or if the welfare of the animal is threatened.
  • Any pet found within a University-owned or leased building may be impounded.  Impounded pets may be reclaimed by the owner at the City Animal Shelter (833-3592) upon payment in full of all costs incurred as a result of the impoundment, including any veterinary expenses.