Thank you for your answer. I was under the understanding that you could only charge 2 times the rent for the deposits, including an extra month's rent. However, I thought that if you allowed pets, you could charge your pet deposits in addition to your security deposit to that security deposit. Apparently, I was wrong. Now I'd like to leave it as is, as they are not complaining whatsoever. And they do have two large labs, and many people living in and coming out of the home, and after having signed the lease with them, they told me of some extremely heavy safes and furniture that they were going to be moving in (all things which of course make me feel better to have asked for the security deposit). We are on very good terms right now, and I would like to keep it that way without changing anything. If for any reason I absolutely have to return the pet portion of the security that exceeds the amount I should have charged, I can do that. But I would rather not get into it all right now, I absolutely have way too much on my plate to deal with it at this time. But I do not want to risk having an invalid lease, or anything else that might be a greater risk than maybe a small fine. Thank you again so much for your answer, I definitely appreciate it! Can you please tell me though if you are a real estate lawyer, or what type of lawyer are you? And is there any other way that I should have been able to get this information? Such as an actual Government agency or service that provides clarity to landlords on these laws.