Pet Screening

Animal Application and Process

If your pet is of non-aggressive breed, we may have a property that might work for you!

We are pleased to work with any qualified applicant that has a mature, well behaved, non-aggressive breed dog. Most of our properties are pet friendly and this information will be listed in the ad for each house. These terms are largely based on the comfort level of the property owner and the restrictions they decide for a pet to be considered. Some properties are suitable for residents with a cat, while other properties may not allow cats due to allergy issues of the property owner. If your pet is over one years old, and of non-aggressive breed, we may have a property that might work for you! Pets under one years of age will not be considered and breeding of any pets is not allowed on our properties. At SCUDO we require every animal to go through our professional screening process. The fee for this is $20.00 for the first pet profile and $15.00 for each additional pet in your profile. These application fees are paid directly to our 3rd party vendor conducting the pet screening. This screening is part of our application process and any house application received that lists a pet(s) must complete this in order to move forward with the rental application.

Sadly, we are unable to rent to breeds that are commonly labeled as “aggressive” by the insurance companies. We cannot rent to mixes of these breeds. If you have a mixed breed dog, and not sure what the cross is, but he/she really looks like a pit bull, we will err on the side of caution and deny the pet.

It is the sole obligation of the applicant to get their pet approved prior to submitting the rental application, please be prepared to submit photo along with your request for approval. Non-qualifying pets may result in denial of rental application.

Breeds Considered Aggressive

Here is a list of breeds that are considered aggressive by major insurance companies.

While we understand that your pet may be sweet and gentle, neither SCUDO Real Estate & Property Management nor our clients are willing or able to take a risk renting to an animal that is considered a statistical liability.

Properties with 5 units or more may not be subject to these restrictions. Please contact our office should you have questions regarding eligibility of your pet based upon this criteria.

  • Akita
  • Malamute
  • American Bull Terrier / American Bulldog
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Chow
  • Coyotes and Wild Dogs
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • Hybrid and Purebred Wolves
  • Korean Jindu
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Rottweiler
  • Husky
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Consideration to Approve

The overall strength of your qualifications weighs heavily on the consideration to approve your pet, as does the age, weight and breed of the pet. The pet application must be completed. All approved pets are subject to a $25.00/month pet acceptance fee, per pet. At SCUDO Real Estate & Property Management, we conduct at least one pet inspection on pet approved properties per year and the fee is $99.00 per inspection, due at the time of lease signing.

Service/Emotional Support Animals

We always accept service/emotional support animals with proper documentation. Service/Emotional support animals are not subject to additional deposit, pet acceptance fee, or pet inspection fee. Once your application is approved we will provide the request for reasonable accommodation request and verification of disability and need.