Great so now I have to explain that to my muggle parents that we need to go by strict rules now. Why???
Our offices here at The Prophet were flooded with owls this morning when staff arrived to begin their day after an announcement was made by the Governors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The staff of Hogwarts and the Governors have apparently been working on expanding several school policies to be more inclusive, such as pet policies and dormitory assignments. The announcement sent to parents via owl post late yesterday afternoon stated there were several other policies updated and even some new policies that will be announced in the coming months after final adjustments have been made.
The owls we received from parents of Hogwarts students seem to have a common thought: that these policies will be more trouble than they are worth. Changing dormitory assignments is an easy adjustment as it is described by the Governors. Students will no longer stay in the same room their full seven years in the castle, but instead, there will be specific rooms for each grade level. Our source from the last Governors meeting stated the dorm rooms will offer different amenities than the standard dorm rooms’ four-poster beds and wardrobes.
Each dorm room will still have these basic items for each student, but as students progress through school, their personal storage space in the dormitories will be expanded. Bathrooms will also be larger and have more features for each ascending grade level. While we received a few complaints about the changes to the dorms, the main cord of discontent was in regards to the pet policy.
The official standard, when it came to pets in the castle, was that students would be allowed either a cat, an owl or a toad. Yet, many students ended up with more than one pet during their time at school, or with an animal that is not on the approved list, such as a ferret or a rat. Several of our staff members even stated that during their years at school, several students had dogs or exotic pets, such as snakes, lizards, and turtles. There were even reported cases of students having magical plants as pets in their dormitories.
These students were occasionally reprimanded, but during our investigations, it was discovered that cases of actual punishments were rarely ever filed within student disciplinary records. While the motivation behind the amendments to the pet policy have yet to be discovered, logic can be found in the frustration being displayed by many parents over the recent changes.
Per the official announcement, students will be allowed to have no more than 2 pets at the same time during their magical education. Students will have to send in a form registering their animals, and each animal will be required to have a tag, either on the animal itself or on the animal’s cage/tank. While dogs are still not on the official approved list of pets allowed in the castle, exotic pets have been given the all clear, as long as they are properly maintained. Free roaming animals, such as cats, will have to be spayed/neutered in order to stay in the castle. Students are discouraged from allowing their animals to venture out of the dormitory and common room areas.
It is suggested that identification cuffs are used for owls and other birds (a recent addition to the approved animals list) being kept as pets. Cats will need to have tags on their collars. All animals must be transported in cages, baskets, tanks or crates during arrival to and departure from school grounds, including breaks for Christmas and Easter holidays. Eeylops Owl Emporium of Diagon Alley and the Magical Menagerie have both already placed orders to aid students in the proper identification and care of their familiar companions and will have these items available for special pricing to all Hogwarts students before the start of the new term.
Any student found to have a pet that has not been properly registered with the school, or an animal that is not on the approved list will face disciplinary action and possibly have their animal removed from the school. Have the Governors added to the workload of the schools administration and staff with these new policies? How do you feel that they will affect the school as a whole? We want to know! Send us your owls today!
Great so now I have to explain that to my muggle parents that we need to go by strict rules now. Why???
I share a different opinion. I’m being allowed into Pre-Hogwarts this year to prep (my father opened it up as he was concerned). We must follow the same rules. I’m going shopping in diagon alley later today and I’m getting an owl as I need to send letters and parcels and a cat to keep me entertained.
My sister (Hermione Granger) and I feel like this is good and organized, Crookshank would’ve approved
Read This During Quarantine In My Muggle House •~• btw,, im potter Family Descendants 🙂
All these changes……………..
hopefully they allow my dragon, shes well trained i swear
i just want a pet that is not a cat (bc i am allergect) or a owl (bc my dogs and lack of flying room) or toad bc no.
i want my dog to come! no fair!
As a half blood(my parents are both half blood) I am going to bring my snowy owl Quiennet.
My brother Analin may have a harder time with bringing his ginger cat Alderwal because Alderwall is mean! BTW I am in the same year as Ginny. Being a 3rd year is kinda hard.
Thank goodness I graduated this last year, this seems to be a bit strict.
So I can bring my dragon but I can’t bring my dog-
IN WHAT REALM IS THIS FAIR!?
Thank goodness we are not bringing dogs. I’m extremely scared of them you know. My pet is a tawny owl, it is quite useful.
Don’t worry, I share your opinion. You not alone! I have many friends who own dogs and it’s difficult for me to even step foot in their house!
So can I bring my badger HuffPuff? Lol I have three pets Blossom(Cat), Peanut(Weasel), and HuffPuff my Badger. I’m bringing HuffPuff and Blossom.
So I can bring my snake and harpy eagle now??? (no they do not try to eat each other, they gett along quite well actually)
That’s a big change man…..
Can I Bring my Bunny?
I’m pretty sure bunnies should be allowed, they can’t harm anything.
I am going to take my trained Dragon and blindfolded Basilisk. The Basilisk’s name is Heart-Stopper. My Peruvian Vipertooth’s name is swift lightning.
Aren’t basilisks illegal?
they are illegal, but i’m sure they will make a exeption
p.s. i’m a huge fan of harry potter
Plz let me bring my dog, I was waiting for the rules to change, I even taught my dog magic and bought him a wand!
Its so unfair that dogs are not allowed but cats, birds, toads and rats are. I want my dog to come too.
you got your dog a WAND!?
I only have a dog and I don’t like cat’s or toads so I will have to bring an owl, I hear they are quite useful.
will I be able to bring my goat? he’s very good!!
So we can have scrawny rats but not dogs! No fair,my dog is good I swear!I will Avada Kedavra you!!
I WANT TO BRING A DOG TO HOGWARTS!! I guess I can bring my owl…..
This is an awesome site it helps me keep in touch with the Wizard world, That’s where I’m from! I love Hogwarts
What about kittens or owlets, can we bring those. (btw i am james potter cousin’s daughter)
Owls About as extraordinary as cats, the trailer opens with what is presumably the player’s owl hitching a ride on the carriage to Hogwarts. Whether another pet option or dutiful postal worker, owls are a common site in the wizarding world.
This is RIDICULOUS! We are allowed exotic animals but not dogs?! Preposterous!
Hey!! You tell us that new pets are allowed, but where’s the list? I want to know which pets are allowed before I go in next year!
What pets are allowed? Is there a list?
Seriously?! Dogs aren’t allowed but “ExOtIc PeTs” are! I was going to bring my dogs Ash and Willow. (They are Weimaraner’s.) They are highly trained and were super excited to come with me! Now I have to get a owl! No fair!
I guess if you ask the headmaster for permission and prove he’s well trained, maybe a few dogs could go. Mine is an emotional support animal.
i love owls yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so glad we can bring two pets I can’t bring my cat and my crup I’m so happy
Wait is a crup counted as a dog?
I have a pet crup so can I bring him? His name is Finn.
i wish girl
Can my abnormally large Cat Alastor come?
Well, I guess now I don’t have to choose between my cat Jerry (Named after the the mouse from a popular muggle TV series, Tom and Jerry) and my Snowy Owl, Abira.
What’s Tom and Jerry?
are spayed pet rabbits allowed in the castle? I wish i could get a toad but my parents said no
So we can bring scrawny rats, exotic animals but NO DOGS!?!?!?!? I HAVE TO BRING MY PETS! THEY ARE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS!!!!!!!! Toyo(Griffin) Poyo(Griffin) Seth(Snake) Niyo(Australian Shepherd*) Miyo(Australian Shepherd*) *Swallowed engorgement charmed cookies and are very large. Ashfeather(Hippogriff), Nonoyoko(Unicorn), Goldwish(Unicorn), Kill(Basilisk), Yuyami(winged ferret)
Oh, dont forget about, Togo, Muni, Fumio, Usagi, Nezumi, Takuto, Chie, Kame, Athelstan, Yukiko, Yugi, Himani, Ushi, Tameo, Notawe, Ugame, Shotanawa, Donia, Umanatake, Jononorukata, Kaunimia, Chonawa, Eyetewa, Howdana, Koonatei, Owyana and Chetayawei. Those are my dragons.
I can still bring my Squirrel, right?
So I can’t bring my unicorn? Fiddlesticks…
so can i bring my pet dragon Roxanne/Roxy? She well trained and is just like my owl
I’m just glad I can still bring my pet owl Zues
No way! my owls name is Zeus too! My owl Zeus is blind tho but I love him anyway!
Well, I think this is fantastic. About time Hogwarts changed that pet rule.
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