Property Inspections are required prior to adopting Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes and all Bully Breeds. This is in an effort to help increase the success of such adoptions.
One of the following forms of containment must be present:
- An outside kennel with a secure top (no tarps) preventing the dog from jumping/climbing out, and a secure bottom to prevent the dog from pushing out underneath the kennel. The kennel must be of adequate size for the animal and large enough to contain a dog house for shelter. A lock must be secured to the gate.
- A secure, six feet or taller fence. Must be sturdy and in good condition with no holes in the fence or under it, or any other avenues for the dog to escape.
The following conditions must also be met:
- The yard is free of debris, especially around the fence area to prevent the dog from being able to climb or jump onto something and then jump over the fence.
- There is adequate shelter provided for the dog, consisting of a structure with at least three sides, a roof, and a floor, of adequate size for the dog (air-transport kennels are NOT considered adequate shelter).
- There is a padlock on each and every gate to the yard to prevent the dog from inadvertently being turned loose by others.
Chaining WILL NOT be approved as an acceptable method of containment.
If you live in an apartment, townhouse or other communal housing situation, HSPPR will call the property manager of the unit to determine if it is permissible for the animal to be on the property. Under these conditions, HSPPR will only hold the animal I am interested in adopting for up to 12 hours to get approval from the property manager.
You will be notified with whether or not your property passed the inspection. If you are notified PRIOR to 2pm., you will have until the close of business the same day to adopt. If you are notified AFTER 2pm, you will have until noon the next day to adopt.
For more information about Pre-Adoption Property Inspections, please call 473-1741.