In case you are the happy owner of a pet, you may be interested in finding an apartment for rent which is also pet-friendly. There are certain tips which can help you find the best place for you and your furry friend.
First of all, you need to get informed about local rules and regulations concerning renting with pets. The most common restrictions may refer to the number of pets (typically one or two) or to the weight of your pet. Thus, some apartments will not allow dogs heavier than 55 lbs, or may have extra fees for bigger pets.
Some landlords may not allow you to rent an apartment with a dog breed that is classified as “aggressive”. Among the dogs which typically fall into this category we could mention: Pit Bulls, Alaskan Malamutes, Terriers, German Shepherds or Dobermans. Although your dog may actually be harmless, many people consider such dogs as risky tenants.
Another good idea may be for you to offer to pay special pet fees or deposits. Or you may even qualify for service animal. People with disabilities have the right to a pet for emotional or service support.
Another idea may be to have a pet resume, including the dog’s main characteristics, training, photo and other relevant details. It is great to find pet friendly apartments that work for you and your pet.