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Pooch-Friendly Policies & Guidelines

The Village at Commonwealth welcomes your four-legged family member(s)! We are proud to be a pet-friendly Charlotte apartment community. Part of caring for your family pet is being a good neighbor. To us, that means being courteous and respectful of other residents. Take a moment to check out our pet-friendly apartment guidelines on what that means to us at The Village.


No pet or combination of pets can weigh more than 100 pounds at adult maximum growth. However, we are now accepting dogs over 100 pounds on the first floor only. Immunization papers and photo required. Reptiles, ferrets and other species are prohibited - dogs, cats, fish, (approved by management) are allowed. All fees, rent and or deposits must be paid in order to authorize a pet.

A total number of 2 pets are allowed at The Village at Commonwealth, and pets must weigh no more than a total of 100 pounds, combined.

We follow the breed restrictions outlined in either the NCAA or NAA lease provision that deems certain breeds prohibited. The following breeds are restricted, including any mix of the following: Pitbulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pincher, German Shepherd, Staffordshire Terriers or Chows. Call the office for clarification if needed. Species restrictions also apply - only dogs, cats, fish, (approved by management) are allowed. We hope you can understand that only breeds of a non-aggressive nature are allowed. Any pet exhibiting aggressive behavior or making other residents or staff fearful of their safety shall not be permitted.

The Village at Commonwealth requires a non-refundable pet fee of $325 for the first pet and an additional $125 for the second. A $25 monthly pet rent is required. Contact the leasing office for more info.

All pets are required to be licensed according to state law, must have received the appropriate vaccinations according to state law, and documentation from the vet must be submitted to the management office. Residents MUST provide documentation from veterinarian that states breed and estimated weight of dog at full growth. A photo of the pet must be provided for inclusion in the resident's file prior to moving in or immediately upon adding a new family member.

Only those pet(s) identified on the signed lease addendum will occupy the premises – The Village considers your pet part of our community. As a resident, you are responsible for injuries or damage to person or property caused by your pet. Harboring an unauthorized pet is a lease violation.

N.C. state law requires dogs be kept inside except when on a leash and accompanied by and under control of the resident. Also according to state law, all pets are required to be licensed and must have received the appropriate vaccinations.

Follow our Good Neighbor Policy: take a bag when you head outside... don't leave home without it!

"Picking up" after your pet(s) has a positive impact on your neighbors:

  • By reducing health issues for fellow residents.
  • Maintains our good water quality -no waste to pollute after rain run-off.
  • Active fine prevention - violation costs can be up to $50 in fines.
  • It's courteous and respectful - Not disposing of pet waste properly results in violations/fines, and may lead to a request to remove your pet from the property. We don't want that and neither do you.
  • It’s the Law!