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Starting this fall, UNM to allow pets in certain dorms

Kassi Nelson
February 20, 2019 06:14 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico announced that starting this fall, students will be able to have their pets as their college roommates.

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The pilot program is limited to the Santa Clara dorms and one of the Student Residence Center buildings that offers apartment-style living on campus. 

University officials say it aims to teach students life skills beyond the classroom. 

There are some limitations - a dog must weigh less than 40 pounds, be spayed or neutered, and housebroken. Certain breeds aren't allowed.

There's also a fee of $150 for most animals, $75 for smaller mammals and reptiles. 

Learn more about the Pet Permitted initiative, limitations, and how to apply

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