Pet Policy
Written by Jeff de Dios
Updated over a week ago


With proper documentation, service and assistance animals are exempt from any rent, fees, deposits, breed restrictions, and insurance requirements. The Applicant must fill out the Invitation Homes Reasonable Accommodation/Modification Request Form and Disability Verification Form and take the Disability Verification Form to his/her healthcare provider to verify the statements at the end of the form.


No more than three (3) pets are allowed per home (subject to local laws and HOA Rules and Regulations). Pet fees and/or deposits will be charged for dogs and cats. Dog Bite Liability Insurance is required with evidence of coverage provided to Landlord.

  • Dogs: The list of domestic dog breeds that are restricted includes: American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, and any dog that has a percentage or mix of any of those breeds. Any canines other than domestic dogs (wolves, coyotes, dingoes, jackals, etc.) and any hybrids of them are not permitted.

  • Cats: All breeds of domestic cats are permitted.

  • Small animals: Gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs are permitted. Ferrets, rabbits, and chinchillas are not permitted.

  • Birds: Domestic birds, such as cockatiels and parakeets, are permitted. Birds of prey and non-domestic birds, such as pigeons, are not permitted.

  • Farm animals: Restricted unless written permission is received from Invitation Homes Management: chicken, goats, horses, and pigs (including pot-bellied pigs). Venomous animals: All types are restricted.

  • Fish tanks: Limited to 20 gallons, and predator fish, such as piranhas, are restricted. • Other: The list of other restricted animals includes but is not limited to: skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and monkeys.


Yes. Up to three cats and dogs are welcome with a $325 initial fee per pet (or deposit, depending on local laws) and $40 additional monthly pet rent for each pet as permitted by applicable law. Pet fees and/or deposits and pet rent will be charged for dogs and cats only. Other animal types are welcome without a fee or pet rent subject to Invitation Homes’ animal restrictions.

Fees, deposits, pet rent, and additional insurance are not required for authorized service, assistance, or companion animals. As a safety precaution, Invitation Homes does not accept American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, or any dog that is a mix of these breeds – among other restricted breeds. For more information on restricted breeds, read our qualification requirements.

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