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Bring Your Dog to the Dorm: 10 Colleges for Animal Lovers

Bring Your Dog to the Dorm: 10 Colleges for Animal Lovers

Would you bring your pet to college?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

July 11, 2012

When August and September roll around, it’s just as difficult to say goodbye to your furry friends as it is Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, the majority of college campuses don’t permit students to house pets in on-campus housing, but some colleges across the country are breaking the mold and merging pet life with student life.

After all, pets are known to make people happier and healthier, and who better to reap the advantages of that kind of relationship than overworked, financially struggling students? Check out the 10 colleges that are not just limiting their pet policies to fish, but instead, opening dorms to domestic animals of all kinds.

1. Eckerd College – St. Petersburg, Florida

Eckerd College is one of the first schools to embrace pets as part of better student life quality. They allow domestic animals of all kind as long as the animal can be caged. Pets and their owners are restricted to living in certain residence halls and are not allowed to stay on campus during the summer.

Eckerd’s Pet Policy


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