Moving is always stressful and hectic! If you allow enough time and use the resources available to you, you can make a move an easy thing for you and your pet. We find that people who wait until the last minute to look for a rental are the pet owners that feel forced to give up their pet because nothing was available that fit their criteria.
You might have to spend more time on your search, pay a higher rent or live a bit farther away than you initially envisioned. On the other hand, you may not. If you fall in love with a rental condo or home that doesn’t accept pets, suggest a refundable ‘’pet deposit,’’ which is common procedure. Landlords are often open to such negotiation. You might even suggest that the landlord inspect the place quarterly. That sort of openness on your part goes a long way.
If you’re a dog owner, trying bringing your pooch to meet prospective landlords. A well-groomed, well-behaved animal can mitigate concerns. So may a copy of your pet’s obedience-class diploma or, if you have a pure breed, certificate from the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program. You might also bring references from previous landlords, neighbors or your vet.
Below is a list of web sites that might help you in your search: