Having a furry, four-legged friend brings so much joy and happiness to our lives. They make us laugh, comfort us and they are always there for us. However, many pet owners end up giving their pets away because it is hard to find pet friendly apartments for rent.

Here are some tips to help you find the perfect pet friendly apartment.

Start Searching as Soon as Possible

If you know that your lease is expiring soon and you plan to move, start searching as soon as possible. Give yourself at least two or three months to find a pet-friendly apartment. Do thorough research in apartment listings online. Online tools make it easier for you to narrow down your apartment search. You can also visit their Facebook page or website and read online reviews and feedbacks from the tenants. You can directly call potential landlords or property manager to know their pet policies too.

Make a Resume for Your Pet

Applying for houses and apartments for rent in a competitive market can sometimes make you feel like you are trying to land a job. And it’s important for pet owners not only to sell themselves, but also their pets. Consider creating a pet resume including: their age, size, weight, breed, medical records (e.g. fleas and tick prevention, vaccinations) and house training skills. Also include one or more pictures of your pet showing their adorable, happy and friendly poses. Make sure your veterinary records are in order.

Schedule an In-person Apartment Visit

If you find dog friendly apartments that seem to meet your expectations, book an appointment and visit the apartment unit at least twice. Walk around the apartment community and check if they have the best apartment amenities for you and your pet (e. g. pet waste disposal, space for your pet to play and run around and etc.). You can also offer a pet interview with your new landlord or property manager to meet your adorable and well-behaved pet.

Be Willing To Pay a Pet Deposit and Additional Monthly Rental Fee

Some property managers or landlords may require tenants to pay a separate pet deposit to have an insurance to cover any damage caused by your pet. The pet security deposit may vary per apartment complex or building. Some houses and apartments for rent have an additional monthly rental charge for your pet. Include this fee into your budget.

Sign a Lease and Document Everything

Lastly, Make sure that your apartment lease agreement specifies that your pet can live in your apartment. Be aware that some apartments and villas for rent allow only one pet per unit and have breed restrictions and maximum weight of 20 lbs. per pet.  A pet security deposit and additional monthly rental fees for your pets should be indicated in the lease agreement. A pet deposit and any additional charge can be discussed and negotiated with the landlord or property manager before signing. Keep a signed copy of the lease agreement where it can be easily found when needed.

Having a pet is a lifetime commitment and obligation. Lack of responsibility causes property owners or landlords to refuse pets. A well-kept pet is more likely to be a well-behaved pet and your commitment to their health shows that you are a responsible pet owner.

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