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How many pets can I have?

The maximum number of animals per residential dwelling is a total of four (4).  Domesticated potbellied pigs are allowed but must weigh less than seventy (70) pounds. If you have dogs, cats, and a pig, the maximum is four (4) total in any combination. The only exception is a litter of dogs or cats from owned animals under three (3) months of age.

Also allowed are the following: Two (2) ducks, three (3) adult rabbits, five (5) adult hamsters, gerbils or guinea pigs. Birds, aquatic animals, insects, snakes and reptiles that are not a health hazard are allowed. Poisonous or otherwise dangerous animals and snakes over six feet are not allowed.

Chickens are allowed under specific circumstances; please search for "chickens" for additional information.

For additional information, refer to the Thornton City Code.


Updated 4/2/2019 8:31 AM
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