Now Available For Download – Building Safer Pet-Inclusive Communities: A Guidebook for Housing Providers


Washington, D.C., August 13, 2020 – Now available for download, Building Safer Pet-Inclusive Communities: A Guidebook for Housing Providers is brought to you by experts in animal management policies, multifamily housing, and animal accommodation laws, Opening Doors’ exclusive handbook is the cornerstone for creating safer and happier pet-inclusive environments, written by a highly knowledgeable animal accommodation lawyer.

This comprehensive guide is essential for implementing a pet program that embraces all residents, both with and without pets, in a holistic manner that fosters a healthy, positive community. From poop pick-up practices to bothersome barking, from thorny animal accommodation issues to neighbor disputes, this manual has all of the tools housing providers need to ensure better communication, management, and accountability with two- and four-legged residents.

This guidebook includes a landlord pet policy template and advice for every aspect of a pet program, including:

  • Pet owner code of conduct
  • Reducing pet waste problems
  • Potential pet-resident interview guides
  • Rolling out new policies
  • Animal accommodation evaluation protocol
  • And more…

The guide has seen multiple 5 star reviews including, “Well worth the money. I have already seen a return on this investment with a case that was thrown out of court because my policy was iron-clad,” from Timothy G, landlord in New York.

You can download the guide here:

Opening Doors is a legal and consulting firm. We help property managers, healthcare providers, tenants and residents legally welcome paws through their front door by creating, editing, or reviewing the pet policy guide and programs. Contact us at for more information.

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