Kids and Pets 

Tyler Martin 21 Years Old 

 Writers  

Katharine Hanson, Student, Corona del Mar high School

Meet and Read About Our Student Writer

DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, Founder, Community Animal Network 

   COLLEGE BOUND KIDS

 Facts Every Animal Loving Family Needs To Know  

     What happens to the animals when the kids grow up and leave for college? School dorms certainly don’t allow pets. Some lucky kids leave their animals home with their parents, but some parents want to travel and live their life to the fullest after the kids leave and many kids leaving for college are left with no choice than to give up their animals.

     The number of healthy adoptable dogs and cats that are killed in pro-humane Orange County Animal Shelters is staggering. According to Wikipedia.org the online encyclopedia 10% of California is made of college students ages 18-25 and they need to be realistic and prepare for the reality of supporting  a pet without the help of their parents or their animal will add to the radically numbers of animals being slaughtered.

     While giving up your pet isn’t the only option available few people want to spend the time or money to do it. One college student by the name of Tyler Martin has the good fortune to actually bring his dogs with him to school at Columbia College in central California . While bringing your animal with you to class sounds like great fun, but, there is a lot more to it!

     College dorms are strict on their “no animals allowed” policy, so an off campus apartment is what is necessary. Some students might feel as though they are being robbed of the “on-campus-experience” but it’s a necessary sacrifice for an animal to accompany a student to school.

      Plans to find animal friendly rental living need to be made ahead of time as apartment rentals close to school may have pet sections that have waiting lists. Young adults choosing to afford apartments may have to fight the temptation to splurge and may need to be more responsible than most.  College bound pet lovers that are paying for school on their own should not consider the responsibility or bringing their pet with them as work and school schedules would not provide enough time for the animal.

      Finances are a great concern for most all students. Budgeting to have a pet,  along with pet supplies and the high cost of books and social activities could leave college kids eating more fast food than ever before.  Students are already pressured by time to write papers, do homework, study, finish projects and if in a sorority/fraternity to add activities to get the full college experience. And for some to add hours to work and AND care for a pet can become very difficult to succeed.

      “ Tyler has made a great many sacrifices with his choice to have dogs at school” his mother DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, founder of Community Animal Network, Newport Beach , California exclaims. “Last year, home for the holidays he slept in his car with the dogs just to keep them from barking and waking the neighbors” Each visiting holiday Tyler seeks family members willing to risk upsetting their felines or damaging their well-manicured yards to accommodate the visiting dogs.

      Being able to cuddle up with your fur ball at night is very appealing to animal lovers, but bringing your pet to school involves a tremendous commitment and the ability to weigh the pro’s and con’s to make a good decision. DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, animal lover, parent and the organizations founder believes, “that a young adult may not recognize that the leash they hold safeguards the life of the pet they love. Making a commitment and being responsible for the choices we make are part of becoming a well-functioning adult in society.”

 Still interested in bringing your pet school?

Here’s a few apartments in Orange County that DO allow pets

 


Apartments

The Lakes At South Coast

IL Pompeii Apartments

The Promenade

Park Ridge Villas

Capistrano Pointe

The Meridian at Town & Country

Californian Apartment Homes

Moss Creek

Park Newport

 

 

 

 

 

The Lakes At South Coast  (Cats only)

Costa Mesa

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Apartment

 1

 1

 0

 750

 $1359-$1469

 Per Month

 $500

 Studio

 1

 1

 0

 530

 $1149-$1259

 Per Month

 $500

 Apartment

 2

 2

 0

 1060

 $1659-$1759

 Per Month

 $500

 Apartment

 2

 2

 0

 1100

 $1699-$1809

 Per Month

 $500

 Apartment

 2

 2

 0

 1220

 $1739-$1859

 Per Month

 $500

 Apartment

 2

 2

 0

 1460

 $2059-$2169

 Per Month

 $500


 

IL Pompeii Apartments

La Habra

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Apartment

 1

 1

 0

 0

 From $1000

 Per Month

 $0

 Apartment

 2

 1

 0

 0

 From $1150

 Per Month

 $0

 Townhome

 2

 1

 1

 0

 From $1350

 Per Month

 $0


 

The Promenade

Mission Viejo

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Studio

 0

 1

 0

 0

 $1015

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 1

 1

 0

 0

 $1050

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 2

 2

 0

 0

 $1398

 Per Month

 $500

 

Park Ridge Villas

Mission Viejo

 Name

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 

 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

 1

 1

 0

 685

 $1032-$1145

 Per Month

 $299

 

 Junior 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

 1

 1

 0

 525

 $946-$1020

 Per Month

 $299

 

 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

 2

 2

 0

 960

 $1288-$1455

 Per Month

 $299

 

 

 

Capistrano Pointe

Capistrano Beach

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Flat

 1

 1

 0

 0

 $1110-$1209

 Per Month

 $400

 Loft

 1

 1

 0

 0

 $1250-$1290

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 2

 2

 0

 0

 $1365-$1505

 Per Month

 $500

 Townhome

 2

 2

 1

 0

 $1515-$1530

 Per Month

 $500

 

 

The Meridian at Town & Country

Orange

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Apartment

 1

 1

 0

 756

 $1400-$1695

 Per Month

 $500

 Apartment

 2

 2

 0

 1089

 $1715-$1980

 Per Month

 $500

 

 

Californian Apartment Homes

Huntington Beach

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Flat

 1

 1

 0

 

 From $1190

 Per Month

 $400

 Flat

 2

 1

 0

 

 From $1400

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 2

 2

 0

 

 From $1430

 Per Month

 $500

 

 

Moss Creek

Garden Grove

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Flat

 1

 1

 0

 0

 $1035-$1060

 Per Month

 $500

 Loft

 1

 1

 0

 0

 From $1110

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 2

 1

 0

 0

 From $1270

 Per Month

 $500

 Garden

 2

 2

 0

 0

 From $1355

 Per Month

 $500

 

 

Park Newport

Newport Beach

 Style

 Beds

 Ba

 1/2 Ba

 SqFt

 Price

 Term

 Deposit

 Studio

 0

 1

 0

 0

 $1185-$1485

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 1

 1

 0

 0

 $1375-$1625

 Per Month

 $500

 Flat

 2

 2

 0

 0

 $1445-$1815

 Per Month

 $500

 Townhome

 2

 2

 1

 0

 $1645-$2095

 Per Month

 $500

 Townhome

 3

 2

 1

 0

 $2225-$2685

 Per Month

 $500