Pet Rules and Regulations

1. No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind may be raised, bred, kept or permitted on any lot with the exception of dogs, cats or other usual and common household pets in reasonable number as determined by the Board.

2. No pets shall be kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose. All cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets must be spayed or neutered by six months of age unless the procedure is deemed medically unsafe by a veterinarian.

3. No exterior pens for household pets shall be erected or maintained on any Lot unless approved in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 hereof which is Architectural Standards.

4. Pets must be confined to the pet owner’s home and must not be allowed to roam free. Pets in transit are to be carried, restrained by a leash, or placed in an animal carrier.

5. Persons who walk pets are responsible for immediately cleaning up after their animals and discarding securely bagged pet droppings in their home trash.

6. Pet owners are responsible for any damage caused by their pets. Any damage caused by cleaning chemicals or other such materials used in an attempt to remedy said damage is also the full responsibility of the pet owner.

7. No pet shall be allowed to become a nuisance or create any unreasonable disturbance. Examples of nuisance behavior are:

a. Pets whose unruly behavior causes personal injury or property damage.

b. Pets who make noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 30 minutes or

intermittently for one hour or more to the disturbance of any person at any time of day or night.

c. Pets in common areas who are not under the complete physical control of a responsible human companion and on a hand-held leash of no more than six feet in length or in a pet carrier.

d. Pets who relieve themselves on walls or floors of common areas.

e. Pets who exhibit aggressive or other dangerous or potentially dangerous behavior.

f. Pets who are conspicuously unclean or parasite infested.

8. Where no caretaker is available, stray or injured animals shall be reported to the local animal control authority for rescue. See Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement for more information.

9. Residents are responsible for the pets of guests who visit their home; such pets are subject to the same restrictions as resident pets.

10. Pet owners shall indemnify Indian Shoals Landing HOA (including its board of directors, officers and other representatives) and hold it harmless against loss or liability of any kind arising from their pet(s).


Violation of any of the rules above may be subject to fines. Any resident or community member observing an infraction of any of these rules shall contact the community manager with a picture of the incident and the home address of the owner of the pet. If the board is in agreement with such a complaint, the homeowner of the home where the pet owner lives will receive a written notice of the violation.