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Applications for The 2023 Pet Awards are Now open!
Applications for the 2023 Pet Awards are now open! Michelson Found Animals is proud to be presenting our second annual Pet Awards at the Apartment Innovation & Marketing Conference on Tuesday, May 9, in Huntington Beach, CA. This event is your opportunity to showcase what you have done to build pet-inclusive communities.
Recognizing an Early-Adopter in Rental Housing Pet Inclusivity
Eric Brown, a long-time maverick in the rental housing industry, discusses how he recognized the importance of pets and their people without restrictions as an important element of their marketing program – as well as building strong communities.
The Industry-Changing Work of Judy Bellack
Meet Judy Bellack, our Industry Principal for the Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative, and learn how she went from supporting animals through donations and volunteering to supporting them with her time and expertise.
Keeping Pets and People Together, the Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative is Leading the Way with the Housing Industry’s Best
Meet the PIHI team and some of today's industry leaders interviewed here, including Oculus Realty and The Management Group, and learn how easing restrictions and becoming more pet-friendly leads to better business and happier communities. The Pet-Inclusive Housing...
MFA’s Judy Bellack Promotes Pet Inclusion on The Amenitize or Die Podcast
Industry Principal Judy Bellack breaks down why pet inclusivity is valuable to renters and owners, misconceptions about pet ownership, and what Michelson Found Animals Foundation is doing to help.
Milhaus Opens Its Doors (and Its Arms) to Pets: Case Study #4
Milhaus, an Indianapolis-based mixed-use development and property management company that oversees 5,000 apartment homes at 20 Class A properties across the U.S., saw such an opportunity in its pet policies.
Helping Rental Residents Become the Best Community-Friendly Pet Parents
Happy, healthy pets are good neighbors; and well-informed owners are great neighbors. Here are some great tips for property managers to share with residents, setting them — and their pets — up for success!
Building Stronger Communities by Welcoming More Pets – Thoughtfully and Responsibly
Lifting breed and weight restrictions for our four-legged friends and generally becoming more pet-inclusive can create significant financial gain for multifamily communities, such as increased NOI and higher resident retention rates.
J.C. Hart Expands Pet Inclusivity and Adoption Awareness: Case Study #3
Indiana-based multifamily housing operator, J.C. Hart Company, earned the most successful pet-adoption event award at the inaugural Michelson Found Animals 2022 AIM Pet Awards. Most J.C. Hart properties currently have no breed and weight restrictions, and the company has a measured approach to becoming completely pet-inclusive and spreading awareness about adopting pets.
Oculus Realty’s No Pet Restrictions Policy: Case Study #2
Oculus Realty, a Metro D.C. area multifamily housing operator, is one of the industry leaders regarding pets in its communities. In Spring 2019, Oculus Realty decided to implement a no-pet restrictions policy and dropped breed and weight restrictions for dogs.