Help keep pets and families together

Success! HB 23-1068 was signed into law!

Update June 6, 2023: HB 23-1068  passed the Colorado legislature and was signed into law! Thank you to all the advocates who took action on this important bill.

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Remove housing barriers for people with pets

The Pet Animal Ownership in Housing bill, introduced by Representative Alex Valdez, aims to remove housing barriers for people with pets — making it easier for families to stay together, and for more pets to be adopted from Colorado shelters.

House Bill 23-1068 currently includes the following:

  • Requires landlords to contact the local animal shelter if they evict a tenant and a pet is left behind. 

  • Requires that those who receive the Colorado Housing Tax Credit for the development of affordable housing allow for pets on the property. 

  • Prohibits insurance companies from using dog breed as a determining factor in homeowners and renters insurance policies.

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