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Animal Screening

Animal Screening

At Keystone Realty & Management, we strive to help ensure mutual accountability and responsibility for the benefit of our Home Owners and Tenants. It’s imperative that ALL of our tenants fully understand and acknowledge our animal-related policies. We require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process in regards to animals. There are three categories for this screening; tenants that have pets, tenants that do not have pets, and tenants that require an assistance animal. This quick and easy process ensures we have your animal-related policy acknowledgments, animal history and records, and legal verification of truthfulness and accuracy on file. For Tenants with Pets, the Pet Deposit is $250 for the first pet, and $100 for each additional pet and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Additionally you will be required to pay a monthly pet rent. This fee ranges from $20 to $30 for the first pet, and $10 to $20 for each additional pet. This fee will be determined once the Animal Screening/Verification is completed, there is no fees for legitimate Assistance Animals.


  • No Pets or Animals
    • This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process
  • Household Pets
    • This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes any animal, whether mammal, reptile, bird, fish, rodent, or insect to include animals contained in tanks (because of the contained water).
  • Assistance Animals
    • This is a required review process for anyone with a non-obvious disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal. This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.). The application will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

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