The Impact of Insurance Breed Restrictions on Accommodation Requests

Posted by John on Mar 4, 2019 12:17:00 PM

The following is a partial transcript from the PetScreening pawdcast, ep.3. To listen to the full episode, click here.

"Hi! It's John Bradford, pet lover and founder of PetScreening.com. Welcome to the PetScreening podcast. Today, I'm going to talk a little bit about insurance companies and their restrictions regarding pets, and how sometimes this is used as a reason to deny someone from bringing a specific breed into a property under their accommodation request. We're going to talk about why that is not a wise thing to do or why that is not a wise reason to use as to why you're denying an accommodation request.

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Topics: Assistance Animals, Podcast

PetScreening.com Announces Release of Version 2.0

Posted by David on Feb 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Press release: Software update standardizes the ESA / service animal review process

CHARLOTTE – Feb. 26 – PetScreening.com, 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, announced it has released its Version 2.0 enhancements to the proprietary platform.

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Topics: Press Release, Company News

How to create your custom URL and branded landing page

Posted by Mallory on Feb 19, 2019 11:01:00 AM

Hi, PetScreening Pack Members! Here’s how to set up your custom URL and branded landing page.

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Topics: How to

PetScreening.com: An Overview & Value Propositions

Posted by John on Feb 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The following is a transcript of PetScreening.com Pawdcast episode "An Overview & Value Propositions". To listen to this episode, click here.

Hi, this is John Bradford, pet lover and founder of PetScreening.com. PetScreening.com operates in all 50 states here in the United States as well as in Canada. Our corporate office is located in the Queen City — Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Topics: FIDO Score, Pet Screening, Assistance Animals, Podcast

Housing Providers Use The FIDO Score™ To Generate Revenue. Here's How.

Posted by Mallory on Feb 1, 2019 11:03:00 AM

In our blog spot post, Retrieving FIDO Scores for Household Pets, PetScreening Founder, John Bradford, talks about his personal experience with screening his dog, Maggie*, and her PetScreening FIDO Score™. 

Our patent pending and proprietary FIDO Score™ ranges between 5-paw down to 0-paw and is included with each Pet Profile we screen at PetScreening. (Note: Assistance animals do not receive a FIDO Score™.)  

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Topics: FIDO Score, Pet Screening

Holding All Residents Accountable for Household Pets and Assistance Animals

Posted by John on Jan 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to pet policies, most property managers and housing providers strictly focus on the residents and applicants that willfully admit they own a pet or animal. Obviously, the goal is to make sure these residents and applicants are aware of management’s pet and animal policies. These policies are often addressed in the lease or an additional lease addendum and focus on things such as leashing rules, dog waste pick up, weight restrictions, age issues, breed exclusions, and more. This is a great first step but it leaves some questions unanswered.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Happy Paw-lidays! PetScreening has a Podcast

Posted by Mallory on Dec 21, 2018 4:32:09 PM

PetScreening is podcasting! In episode 1 of the PetScreening.com pawdcast, PetScreening founder John Bradford talks about what steps property managers and landlords can take when their residents get a new pet as a gift over the holidays.

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3 Steps To Take When Your Resident Gets A New Pet Over The Holidays

Posted by Mallory on Dec 19, 2018 1:22:23 PM

Surprise! One (or more) of your residents got a new pet over the holidays. While the image of new puppies and kittens popping out of gift boxes is undeniably adorable, new pets mean added liability for you as the housing provider and more responsibility for your residents to care for your rental property

PetScreening helps pet-friendly housing providers mitigate the risk that comes with housing pets and pet owners. Let's take a look at a few ways PetScreening can help hold your residents more accountable in your rental properties now and well into the New Year.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Assistance Animal Accommodation Requests vs. Insurance Mandated Breed Restrictions

Posted by John on Dec 11, 2018 12:20:00 PM

Some insurance policies have specific pet breed restrictions and for a housing provider to unilaterally apply these restrictions to assistance animals is ill advised. Why? Assistance animals are not the same as household pets.

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Topics: Insider, Assistance Animals

Are Pet Breed Restrictions for Rentals Really Necessary?

Posted by John on Dec 3, 2018 10:59:00 AM

Many landlords and property managers have implemented pet breed restrictions. At first pass, this seems logical because some breeds have a higher risk of a pet bite. What about higher-risk pet breeds that have very responsible and loving pet owners? Does the general risk profile change because these higher-risk pet breeds were raised to be well acclimated to their surroundings like being around other people and pets? Additionally, many landlords and property managers simply assume their general liability insurance has specific breed exclusions. This might sometimes be the case, but in many instances, it can be a false premise or a result of not shopping insurance options.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening