When looking for a place to rent for you and your dog, you will find the apartments available are few and far between. Many property owners do not want to rent their places to dog owners. The biggest reason is that they had bad experiences in the past, or they simply do not like pets. If this is the situation, you may have a difficult time locating a place where your dog will be welcomed. If you do find a place that will allow renting to you and your dog, you will most likely have to pay an extra pet deposit fee or possibly a higher monthly rent.
If you are renting with a dog, and decide after a while, you do not want a dog anymore or your dog passes, you want to make certain that there is a clause in your rental agreement that will lower the rent if you are paying extra or that the property owner can inspect your place and return the pet deposit you paid when you got the place. The property owner and you as the renter should agree to this before signing the rental agreement. You do not want to have your money held for a dog you no longer have in the apartment.
Renting with a dog or dogs is sometimes the hardest thing to accomplish. You may find that some apartments or houses that allow dogs are not as nice as a place that does not allow dogs. You should always look at several places rather than just a few before making a final decision. Another issue with renting with a dog is that you may find the apartment or house that previously had a dog creates bad behavior from your dog. There is one good way to find out if there are dog urine spots that could attract your pets to do the same thing.
If you are a property owner, you can do this before returning a pet deposit as well. You will need a black light which you can purchase online. Take the black light and go over the walls, carpets, and flooring to see if there is any evidence of dog urine. This works well for finding out if there could be potential problems for your dog. If you do find any areas with urine, you should let the property owner know before your dog enters the rental unit.
You will find that most property owners will not accept dogs. There are a few however, that will but you need to know exactly how to present your dog. It is a good idea to explain the dog’s age, how long you have owned the dog, and if it has any behavior problems. Property owners will also look at the kind of dog you have because many homeowner policies will not provide insurance if you have a particular breed of dog. This can be the deciding factor for property owners even if they allow any pets. Again, you have to learn how to present your dog in a way that is positive and not negative.