Pets on Campus

Pets are not allowed in campus buildings at any time.

The only exceptions are:

  1. Service Animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks that are directly related to the disability of an individual with a disability and,
  2. Emotional Support Animals (ESA), defined as an animal that provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability but does not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities.

Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are permitted only in residential facilities for approved students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. For requests to have an ESA in a residential facility, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Pets may be allowed on campus grounds (but never in campus buildings) provided they are leashed or otherwise under the control of the owner and are not disruptive to campus activities, instructional or otherwise.

Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets and for cleaning up after their pets, and failure to do so may result in personal liability or a citation.

Unattended pets will be removed from University property and will be turned over to City of Laredo Animal Control authorities.

All Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and pets are required to have updated vaccinations as mandated by local and State law.