Renting a pet friendly apartment – The ultimate guide

9 Mar, 2022

Renting a pet friendly apartment – The ultimate guide

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If you are planning on renting a pet friendly apartment read this article. Pet owners sometimes have to live in a space that is not their own so first finding a pet friendly living space and then managing that space is important. Read our guide for the essential top tips.

The ultimate guide to renting a pet friendly apartment

renting a pet friendly apartment
You need to prepare your home for pet dogs

Pets bring a lot into our lives. They make us happy, are great companions, and look absolutely adorable. Unfortunately, finding a place to rent when you have a pet isn’t always easy. In some cases, these pets can indeed do some damage and could potentially ruin some things in a unit.

However, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare to find a landlord or rental company who is okay with pets. Whether you are looking at apartments listing from UMoveFree, or using another method to find your next home, this article is going to go over some tips when it comes to renting a pet-friendly apartment.

Show the Landlord Your Pet Won’t Cause Issues

renting a pet friendly apartment
Multiple pets add more pressure to manage the apartment

The first thing you should try to do is show your landlord that your pet will not be a problem. Many landlords are simply scared of pets soiling the carpets, scratching the walls, or tearing up parts of the unit. You need to show and prove to them that this is not the case.

A great way to do this is by making a pet resume. You should list their name, their breed, their age and size, and list the vaccines they have. Make note of their personality, add a photo, and if you can, add some references from people like past landlords or pet trainers/sitters.

However, it is also important to be straightforward and honest here, too. If your pet does have some problematic tendencies, don’t try and hide them or lie, as it could come back to bite you later on.

If you can show the landlord that your pet is no problem, and potentially offer to put down a pet deposit or tack on a bit to your monthly rent, you should have no problem getting your pet accepted.

Know How to Pet-Proof the Space

While getting the okay from the landlord is the first step when it comes to renting a pet-friendly apartment, you need to ensure the apartment is safe for the pet. Many homes and apartments are full of potential dangers to pets, many of which you may not think about.

Ensure there is nothing that could fall on the pet, and don’t leave anything out that they could get into and/or choke on. Be aware of the plants that are toxic to pets, and ensure you don’t have any in your space. In these situations, it can help to get low down to the ground and see the world like your pet would, and see what kinds of things look like they could be problematic.

Be There For Your Pet

Pets are a living and breathing creature, and have emotions just like we do. When a pet moves to a new space, it can be a scary experience. It is important to be there for your pet during the move, and not treat them like an afterthought.

If you are not there for your pet, or rush them into a new situation without letting them warm up to it, it has the potential to scar them. Over time they will eventually become comfortable and calm in their new home, but be there for them during the process and don’t try to force them to do anything.

A final word on renting a pet friendly apartment

In conclusion, we hope the information in this guide has been able to help you when trying to rent a pet-friendly apartment.

 

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