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How do you get around pet restrictions?
What can I do if my dog is banned from an apartment complex?
- Request a pet interview. If the breed restrictions are in place by a landlord (not an insurance company), there’s still hope!
- Create dog resumes.
- Provide references.
- Gather vet records.
- Create a video.
- Offer to pay pet rent.
- Secure renters insurance.
Why is it so hard to rent a house with pets?
Dogs are renowned for being noisy, and howling at night can be particularly annoying for neighbours. While some dogs are well-trained and not vocal during late hours of the night, many landlords are simply not willing to take the risk.
How to find a pet friendly rental property?
Here are some of our best pointers for finding a pet-friendly rental: Start early. You’ll be much more likely to find a place to live if you have enough time. It will take hard work and diligence, no matter what, but the more time you have to look, and the more lead time you can give a landlord, and the more options you will have.
Can you rent a house with a dog?
A pet-friendly rental is one that allows the tenant to have cats, dogs or other pets live on the premises of the rental property. From townhouses to apartments and mobile homes, there are a large number of pet-friendly houses for rent.
How long does it take to find an apartment with a dog?
If you’d normally give yourself one month to find an apartment, double that to two since a good majority of rentals won’t be pet-friendly. If you really need extra time, consider getting a short-term rental and boarding your dog while you continue your search. Finding a rental with a large dog may require flexibility on your end.
How to find a rental with a large dog?
Landlords of individually-owned properties are more likely to be flexible and accept large dog breeds on a case-by-case basis. Use keywords like “pet friendly” or “dog friendly” in your search filter to narrow down rental listings. There are plenty of other dog owners who have been in your shoes.