Although there is some disagreement on this issue, it appears that associations can no longer prohibit owners from having a pet. As provided for in Civil Code §4715, associations are allowed at least one "pet," which is defined to mean any domesticated bird, cat, dog, or aquatic animal kept within an aquarium.
Governing Documents. If an association's governing documents allow members to have two or more pets, the Davis-Stirling Act does not limit them to one. The Act requires that associations allow members to keep "at least" one pet.
Reasonable Rules. Boards may, however, adopt reasonable rules and regulations regarding pets, including, restrictions on size, number and aggressive breeds of animals.
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