All breeds are welcome.
Each family may bring up to one household pet.
Only well-behaved, socialized, obedient, “toilet”
trained, cleanly groomed and supervised pets will be
allowed inside a Vivos shelter.
No pets will be allowed within the facility that are
determined to be a nuisance, vicious, dangerous, or
aggressive; and/or dogs that are excessive barkers.
All pets must be pre-treated for fleas and ticks prior
to access into the facility.
All pet vaccinations must be up to date. The owner will
be required to provide a copy of the current vaccination
records prior to access.
The pet owner must provide a one-year supply of pet food
for his/her respective pet to be stored in the facility.
Details on food requirements will be provided to
concerned members by the Shelter Director.
Owners will be responsible for the care and maintenance
of their pet during their stay in the shelter,
including, most importantly, grooming and cleaning on a
regular basis to ensure the lowest allergen levels
Any time the pet is outside of the bedroom assigned to
the Member, their pet shall be either held on a
hand-held leash, held off the ground on a lap or in
someone’s arms, or placed in a one of the shelter
kennels, unless the other members are comfortable with
the pet freely walking about the shelter.
If any Member is allergic to the pet, the pet shall be
confined at all times to the bedroom assigned to the
Member that brought it.
Each Member shall immediately clean up after their pet,
shall be liable for any damage to persons or property
proximately caused by their pet, and shall indemnify and
hold harmless the Association and all Members against
any and all loss, cost or liability, arising out of
claims related to their pet.
In the most extreme cases, during emergency conditions,
pets that are determined by the Shelter Director to be a
threat or nuisance to the safety and well-being of the
other members, the shelter, shelter furnishings, the
hygiene of the shelter, or other pets, will either be
removed from the facility or euthanized.
This policy is subject to
change without notice.