Top Ten Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment

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Most of us love our pets as if they are a member of the family. While they are not human companions, they love us unconditionally. They show support when we do not feel well and they are always ready to drag us along on a walk to the park.

As a whole, people are pet-friendly. You know that the country is pro-animal, but that dedication quickly dissipates when you tell an apartment manager that you have a pet.

We understand how they look at the situation. Some people do not train or properly care for their dogs. They do not take them outside enough and when they do, they often do not clean u after their pet. Barking makes neighbors complain, and no matter how diligent you are, there will be the smell of your companion in carpets and drapes. Some apartments will allow pets, but they will need a cleaning deposit for the animal. Many apartments in Texas, simply do not allow pets unless they are certified service animals.

Still, in our pro-pet society, there are apartment managers and owners that will allow your pet if they have all the necessary and up to date health records. Here is a list of apartments in Euless, Texas. By following the tips below, you will be able to secure apartments that allow pets, throughout Texas.

Below you will find some tips that will help you get your entire family accepted into a rental, including your pet. When you ask politely and you come with all the necessary documentation, you may be surprised at landlords that will take a chance due to your diligence.

  • Provide the landlord with a copy of your pets veterinary records.
    • Show the landlord that you are a responsible pet owner. Point out that the dog is in good health, and up to date on his shots. Have your dog spayed or neutered. This will be a plus to the landlord. They know one dog will not turn into six dogs.
  • Get pet insurance
    • Anything that will take the liability concerns away will put the landlord at ease.
  • Bring a letter from your last landlord
    • If he sees a letter (and pictures if you can get them) saying that the dog is not destructive or disruptive, it will go a long way.
  • If your dog has been through obedience training, bring the certificate.
    • The landlord will feel other tenants are not in danger if your dog is a large breed.
  • Offer to pay an additional pet deposit.
    • Apartments that allow pets usually ask for a pet deposit. If he doesn’t ask for one, offer to pay one. This eases his fear of unpaid damages to the property.

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  • Bring your dog to meet the landlord.
    • Let him see how well behaved the dog is and how he reacts to your commands. This may be all he needs to know the dog is not a threat to the apartments or the other people who live there.
  • Make sure the apartment is good for your dog
    • This is a two-way street. You already know the dog will not be a problem for the property. But, is the property animal-friendly? Is there a designated place that the dogs can play? Are there parks nearby that you can take your dog to for exercise? Is there a lot of traffic around the complex?
  • Pet sitter/kennel
    • To allow your landlord to be more at ease, show them that you have a pet sitter or a doggy daycare that you use in the event that you have to go out of town or have an emergency. This gives them the peace of mind that your pet is not left unattended if you are called away.
  • Do your search for a pet-friendly apartment online. Check reviews for the complex and watch for people who try to jack the price when you go to move.
  • Ask at your local animal shelter. They usually know who the animal-lovers are in the area.

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Do a drive through the immediate area. Is there anything that concerns you? Do you see a lot of dogs roaming the neighborhood unattended? Your dog may be well-trained, but if someone has let their aggressive dog run free, he may attack your dog.

Is your dog good with children? Sometimes as a dog ages, they have less patience with little people. If this is the case, seek your apartment in an area that is more adults than kids.

If you feel the apartments, and the area is a good match, then you should proceed. The comfort of your family is all that matters, and your furry friend is part of that family. So, begin your search early on.