Pet Permitted Communities

UNM Housing is excited to announce two designated communities in which residents may have pets starting in Fall 2019. This is a 2019-2020 pilot-year program.

Note: Students with approved ESA or Service animals may live in any UNM Housing facility. They may also select this new pet permitted community where pets are not unusual and residents may feel more comfortable.

Register NOW!

Register now and choose Pet Permitted Community on your registration for 2019-2020 as a returning resident or a new student.

Locations:

Santa Clara - Traditional Style Residence Hall with Singles and Doubles Available

Student Residence Center Apartments - Apartment Style Residence Hall with Private Bedrooms and Bathrooms Shared Among Roommates

Animals Permitted in Our Pet Friendly Communities:

Animals

Semester Fees

Breeds and Restrictions

DOGS

$150

Allowable dogs must be under 40 pounds when fully grown.All breeds are allowed except for Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds,and wolf hybrids, as well as any dogs which are a mixed breed of the listed breeds.

All dogs must be at least six months old, fully house trained and be spayed/neutered before living in the community.

Collars and tags must be worn at all times.

CATS

$150

Cats are allowed but must be indoor, domestic cats. All breeds are allowed except for wild cat hybrids such as Savannah cats, Bengal cats, Chausie cats, or Safari cats.

All cats must be at least six months old, fully house trained and be spayed/neutered before living in the community.

Collars and tags must be worn at all times.

SMALL MAMMALS

$75

Small mammals must be 6 inches or less in length, not including tail, and may include: mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, and rats.

All small mammals must be in their cage when not being handled by owners.

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

$75

 Small reptiles and amphibians must 6 inches or less in length, not including tail, and may include: lizards, salamanders, turtles, geckos, certified non-poisonous frogs.

Non-venomous snakes are allowed and must be under 24 inches long and 7 inches in circumference.

All reptiles and amphibians must be in their cage when not being handled by owners.

Any animals not listed above may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Fish are not listed above as fish in 10 gallon and under tanks are allowed, without fee, under current Residence Life and Student Housing policy.

Details:

  • Owners are financially responsible for any damage or cleaning resulting from their pets
  • Residents must register and be approved before bringing any pet to campus
  • Pet owners must abide by all University and Residence Hall policies, as well as all city, county and state ordinances and laws. Owners shall provide documentation that pets have been licensed and vaccinated as required by appropriate ordinances, and proof of being spayed/neutered.
  • All pets must be in good health and good grooming. Owners must feed and care for pets.
  • Pets will be restricted on temperament. Pet behavior that are aggressive or disruptive to the environment will be addressed through the Residence Hall conduct process and could result in the removal of the pet from the community.
  • Owners must be in full control of pets at all times. Pets must be leashed or caged when outside the resident’s room unless in designated off-leash area.
  • Residents are limited to one pet with the exception of pets kept in cages and aquariums, where residents may have two.
  • Residents requesting to in live the pet friendly community who do not own a pet agree to live in the community with assorted pets present and understand that an assigned roommate may have an approved pet.
  • Owners must be in full control of their pets at all times. Pets must be on a leash or in a cage when outside the assigned residence hall room. Tanks/cages must have secure latching mechanism to prevent the animal’s escape.
  • Additional details including procedures for waste disposal, care, emergencies, cleaning bedding, etc. will be outlined in more detail in a separate pet possession application.