If you are a pet lover, you can often feel like a “black sheep” when it comes to finding a pet friendly apartment complex. Many management companies require hefty deposits and make it extremely expensive to rent an apartment. Thankfully there are some pet friendly apartment complexes that understand how much you love your animal and are happy to provide you with a new home.
Before signing a lease for your next home, use the following tips to find your next pet friendly apartment.
Things To Look For in Pet Friendly Apartment Complexes:
Search for Pet Friendly Apartment Complexes
This may seem obvious, but it is important when searching for an apartment that you seek out complexes that rent to owners with pets. There are entire websites such as PeopleWithPets.com, which cater to pet owners looking for a place to live. You can also search for apartments on sites like Craigslist, but just make sure that you choose a complex that clearly states that they accept tenants with pets.
Negotiate With Landlords
If you’ve found the perfect apartment or house, but the owner is not willing to rent to you because you have a pet, try to negotiate with the landlord. Sometimes money talks and if you offer a larger security deposit you may convince the landlord to rent to you.
Have Strong References
Another great way to improve your chances of snagging the perfect rental is by having strong references. These can help landlords determine that you took great care of your previous residences which should make them feel better about renting to you in the future. These references should preferably be past landlords so that you can build credibility.
Have a Well-Behaved Pet
Many apartment complexes that accept pets actually require a pet interview. If this is the case for your apartment of choice, it is important to talk to Fido about being on his best behavior during the interview! In all seriousness, having your pets complete obedience training can work wonders when it comes to showing others how well behaved your pet can be.
Find an Apartment Complex With a Self-Serve Dog Wash
One of the great reasons to choose a pet-friendly apartment complex is because they may offer amenities unheard of with most apartments. One of these amenities that you should be on the lookout for is a self-serve dog wash. While some complexes may offer a simple tub & hose area, finding a company that offers a self-serve dog wash can be a lifesaver. No longer will you have to wash your pet in your bathtub and we’re pretty sure that your dog will love being washed outside. These self-serve models are extremely user friendly and even include flea shampoo as well as dryers to ensure that you don’t have to deal with a wet dog lounging around on your furniture.
For more information on self serve dog washes from Evolution Dog Wash, give our office a call today at 800-426-0760.