Influx of Adopted Pets Means It’s Time to Refresh Pet Policies

Posted by Pat on May 13, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Not all of the news has been discouraging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet adoption rates have skyrocketed with the nation suddenly having much more time on its hands. Animal shelters across the nation are happily running out of pets and some are temporarily closing with no pets to tend to.

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PetScreening Announces Enhanced Integration Option With Rent Manager

Posted by Mallory on Apr 22, 2020 1:15:00 PM

PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has integrated with property management software provider Rent Manager.

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Value Over Risk: Increase Revenue By Evaluating Pets on an Individual Basis

Posted by Pat on Mar 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As a property manager, it’s only natural to think of things in terms of risk. Whether it's the new diving board at the resort-style pool, the transition to a keyless entry system or a modification to the types of pets allowed at the community, you can bet the associated risks don’t easily evade the property manager’s mind.

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PetScreening and CAF Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Mar 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM

CHARLOTTE – March 10, 2020 – PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with CAF Management to implement its platform at 11,925 apartment homes spanning 36 communities in Texas.

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Topics: Press Release, Company News

PetScreening Names Brian Birdy as National Sales Manager, SMB

Posted by Mallory on Feb 19, 2020 10:05:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, NC — Feb 19, 2020: PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced that Brian Birdy will be joining PetScreening as National Sales Manager, SMB.

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Topics: Press Release

Responsible Pet Owners Month: Encourage Your Residents to Make a Positive Impact

Posted by Pat on Feb 12, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Being a responsible pet owner is undoubtedly a yearlong objective. But that doesn’t mean pet owners can’t occasionally take inventory of just how well they’re doing on the accountability scale.

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, which creates a prime opportunity for community managers to encourage their residents to take part. Odds are your community is largely full of responsible pet owners, but even the most stellar of the bunch sometimes aren’t 100% compliant with your pet policies.

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Our Analysis of HUD’s New Assistance Animals Notice

Posted by John on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

On January 28, 2020, HUD released the rental housing industry’s long anticipated updated Notice on assistance animals in housing accommodations.

PetScreening was notified directly by HUD’s Enforcement Office about the new Notice and commented that our service’s feedback played an important part in the development of the Notice. Our Pack truly appreciates the positive working relationship we have developed with HUD, and we believe this Notice is thoughtful and well-intended to all parties involved.

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PetScreening and First Communities Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Jan 28, 2020 11:01:00 AM

Screening Platform Introduced at over 200 Communities, 53,000 Apartment Homes

CHARLOTTE – Jan. 28, 2020 – PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with First Communities Management to implement its platform at more than 53,000 apartment homes spanning over 200 communities.

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Topics: Press Release

Pet Policy Keepers and Dumpers

Posted by Pat on Jan 20, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Like nearly everything in an increasingly digital world, rental pet policies are in need of a refresh. 

Many pet policies in the apartment world are outdated and based on logic from a previous era, when residents viewed pet-friendliness as a luxury rather than a prerequisite, and before advanced tech tools were available to make life easier for onsite teams.

Some pet policies are worth keeping while others should be dumped and can go the way of the dial-up modem. Here is a look at some of the primary examples from each side.

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Topics: pet policy

PetScreening and ZRS Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Jan 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Screening Platform Introduced at 150 Communities, 50,000 Apartment Homes 

PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with ZRS Management to implement its platform at more than 50,000 apartment homes spanning 150 communities.  

ZRS Management is an Orlando, Florida-based third-party management company that oversees apartment communities in six states (Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and Maryland/Washington D.C.). ZRS Management piloted the PetScreening platform and the phased rollout started in early October.

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Topics: Press Release