Seward’s pet policy is mixed

Much like Hillman, Seward tries to have it both ways: officially prohibiting dogs and other pets while issuing regulations for those cooperators who are breaking the rules.

Seward’s policy starts out word-for-word the same as East River’s and Hillman’s — “the no-animal provision in this lease shall be deemed a substantial obligation of the Lessee’s tenancy” — but then adds some provisions:

  • Dogs must be registered annually, including certification of inoculations.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than five feet.
  • Any waste must be disposed of properly.

Seward’s rules are less specific than Hillman’s recently adopted regulations (for example, Seward does not require a DNA sample to be submitted with registration as a way of identifying dog poop).