Friday, January 22, 2010

Pet Friendly Dorms.... Stetson University

Stetson University will open its first pet-friendly dormitory in the fall, a news Web site is reporting.

The private college in DeLand will open the building to pets, allowing students to bring any of their furry friends that are less than 30 pounds, according to Currently, students are only allowed to have fish.

The university's new policy will allow students to have fish, hamsters, gerbils guinea pigs, mice, rats, cats, dogs – so long as the animal is under 30 pounds. Exotic pets are banned. The 36 dedicated pet-friendly rooms will be located in one dorm and a dog park will be next to the building.

School administrators believe it will ease the transitions for students who are leaving their parents for the first time.

"So, if they can bring Fido, or one of the Fidos, the family pet with them to school, it's going to help with that transition and really help with them feeling comfortable," Dean of Students Rina Tovar said.

A special council will help with any problems that may arise.

How cool is this, makes me want to go back to school all over again.

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