Large and Small Pet Registration

What is a Large Pet?

Cats, dogs (under 40 pounds), rabbits, large birds, ferrets, and chinchillas are considered Large Pets, and must be properly registered with Pet Life before residing on campus. Large pets can only reside with students in Large Pet Housing. Students may only have one Large Pet. The acquisition of a dog or cat, purchased, fostered, adopted, or stray, while a residential student at Eckerd is prohibited.

Register your Large Pet

What is a Small Pet?

Fish, small birds, rats, hedgehogs, hamsters, sugar gliders, gerbils, guinea pigs, amphibians, and small reptiles are considered Small Pets and must be properly registered with the Pet Life Staff before residing on campus. Small Pets can be registered online or in the Pet Life Office located in Brown Hall. Small Pets are permitted in all housing complexes. Small pets can resident with students in any residence hall. Students are limited to two small pets each.

Register your Small Pet

What is a visiting pet?

Pets that fit within the Pet Policy may brought onto campus for day visits. This includes family pets being brought onto campus by parents, siblings, guardians, etc. for any period of time. Visiting pets are not allowed to reside on campus overnight without prior approval. All Visiting Pets must be registered with Pet Life, prior to being brought on campus. Visiting Animals can be registered online.

Register a Visiting Pet

Guidelines

  • Large pets must live in designated Large Pet Housing.
  • A valid photo of the pet must be submitted to Pet Life with registration.
  • All Animals must have all appropriate vaccinations and a Certificate of Good Health.
  • Cats and dogs require vet verification of Spay/Neuter Procedure, weight (dogs must be under 40 lbs.), age, and length of ownership.
  • A $175 Large Pet Registration Fee will be applied to Student Accounts.
  • A valid photo of the Animal must be submitted to Pet Life with registration.
  • All Animals must have all appropriate vaccinations and/or a Certificate of Good Health.
  • Cats and dogs require vet verification of Spay/Neuter Procedure, weight (dogs must be under 40 lbs.), age, and length of ownership.
  • Must attend the Animal Registration Event, which takes place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • A $50 Off-Campus Commuter Student Animal Registration Fee will be applied to Student Accounts.
  • Residential Live-On Staff must live in Animal Friendly Housing, Traditional Complex Apartments, or Traditional Complex Guest Rooms.
  • A valid photo of the Animals must be submitted to Pet Life with registration.
  • All Animals must have all appropriate vaccinations and/or a Certificate of Good Health.
  • Cats and dogs require vet verification of Spay/Neuter Procedure, weight (dogs must be under 40 lbs.), age, and length of ownership.
  • Must attend the Animal Registration Event, which takes place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Please note, Animals/Small Pets are not allowed in classrooms or offices (except Brown Hall offices)
  • No fee is charged for Staff Animal Registration.
  • A valid photo of the Animals must be submitted to Pet Life with registration.
  • All Animals must have all appropriate vaccinations and/or a Certificate of Good Health.
  • Cats and dogs require vet verification of Spay/Neuter Procedure, weight, and age.
  • Please note, Animals/Small Pets are not allowed in classrooms.
  • No fee is charged for Staff Animal Registration.
  • A valid photo of the Animals must be submitted to Pet Life with registration.
  • All Animals must have all appropriate vaccinations and/or a Certificate of Good Health.
  • Cats and dogs require vet verification of Spay/Neuter Procedure, weight, and age.
  • No fee is charged for Visiting Animal Registration.
  • Must be registered at least 24 hours prior to visit.