New pet policy effective June 1
Picerne Military Housing
Story by: Picerne Military Housing
NOTE: Picerne Military Housing company changed its name April 2, 2013 to Corvias Military Living.
Picerne Military Housing is a pet-friendly company and is sensitive to the relationships that exist between its residents and their pets, according to Alison Birney, community management director, Picerne Military Housing.
While residents are expected to take responsibility for the care of homes and yards, pet damages continue to be a challenge. In order to maintain the existing three pet limit and address this challenge, Picerne has revised its pet policy.
Beginning June 1, all new leases will require a $75 refundable pet deposit and a $75 non-refundable pet fee for each pet.
Current residents are exempt from the policy change unless a new pet is obtained or is not currently on the lease. Deposits and fees must be paid in full before residents move into a home or before a new pet is brought home.
"Picerne understands pets provide a level of support, comfort and stability to Families and wants to be supportive of Families who have pets," Birney said. "We worked with our Army partner in determining a pet policy that is fair and reasonable."
Residents are responsible for any damages to their homes, and pet deposits help offset potential move-out charges caused by pets. Residents without pet damages at move out time will receive a deposit refund.
Residents are allowed to own up to three approved pets in any combination. Dogs and cats are the only authorized pets in Family housing at Fort Riley. Unauthorized pets include ferrets, snakes, pot-bellied pigs, monkeys and other sylvatic animals. Fish, hamsters, birds, other caged animals and service pets are exempt at this time. "Poop and Scoop" continues to be a requirement of all pet owners.
If residents have questions regarding the pet deposit and fee or pet policy, they are asked to contact their neighborhood office.