Headlines University to Allow Pets to Live in Dorms The goal is to offer students a ‘home-like living environment. Published 2 years ago on November 12, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet In spring 2019, Lock Haven University will be the first in the Pennsylvania’s State System to introduce a pet-friendly residence hall on campus. Credit: Lock Haven University (PRESS RELEASE) When Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania welcomes students back to campus in spring 2019, some may have their four-legged companions in tow. The university will be the first in the Pennsylvania’s State System to introduce a pet-friendly residence hall. LHU North Hall Residence Hall Director Emmy Borst has fronted the university’s initiative to allow students to bring pets to the campus. “Students who are comfortable where they live have greater success and pets are a great source of comfort to many students,” she said. The move follows a trend in higher education toward offering students a home-like living environment, according to a press release from the university. “Studies show that students who feel at home on campus are the students that thrive both socially and academically,” Borst said. LHU’s pilot program will allow students to bring their long-term pet, defined by LHU to have been under the primary care of the resident or their family for at least three months, to reside in their North Hall room. Pets must be at least 6 months of age. The university defines allowable pets as cats, dogs under 40 pounds with breed restrictions, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and fish. Students must submit an application for approval and registration to reside with a pet prior to bringing an animal to campus. As part of the application, the university will require photos of the animal and current vaccination records and a certificate of spay or neuter for cats and dogs. Animals will not be permitted in campus buildings other than North Hall. While on campus, all dogs and cats must be kept on a leash and must wear current identification and rabies tags. Related Topics:Lock Haven University click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like West Paw Announces 2021 ‘Make it Montana’ Winners Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Indie Pet Business Owners Share Highs and Lows of 2020 (So Far) Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery10 hours ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Press Releases1 day ago Lightspeed Unlocks New Revenue Stream for North American Retailers with the Launch of Subscriptions Press Releases1 day ago Zesty Paws Names New CFO True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School2 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery5 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery4 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns4 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?