The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14.

What’s changing? 

The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches.

Before and after screenshot of the pets field in Flexmls

Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets and the field is not required.

After: Since assistive animals are not pets, the option has been removed and the field is now required.

What will happen to my listings and searches? 

No immediate action is required.

If you have listings with nothing selected for the Pets field: You will be asked to make a selection if you edit your listing.

If you have a saved search with Assistive Animals Only selected: “No” was mapped for that value and the search will continue to work.