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Renting with Pets

Renting with Pets

There’s nothing like having a furry friend by your side, especially when moving to a new place. While many apartments are leery of pets and have a strict “no pet policy,” there are also several pet-friendly apartments in Connecticut that will offer generous accommodations to furry friends. Simply following a few rules will help you to become the ideal pet owner in your rental community!

Be Informed

When choosing an apartment, especially when there are pets involved, it is important to be knowledgeable about the rules and guidelines your prospective apartment has in place. Many communities may have a strong “no pets” policy, while some may have restrictions on certain animals or breeds. If you find an apartment that is pet friendly, make sure you are prepared and willing to pay a pet deposit or an extra amount per month in rent. When in doubt, ask the leasing office for details regarding their pet policies.

Be Honest

When renting with pets, honesty is always the best policy. If your prospective complex has a “no pet” policy or is breed restrictive, don’t risk trying to bring an animal into your home that you know isn’t allowed. If the complex has a pet deposit, don’t fly under the radar by pretending the pet isn’t there. This could eventually lead to fines, removal of the pet or it could even force you and your pet to find a different apartment. Let the leasing office know that you have a pet, or plan on getting a pet, ahead of time to avoid getting in trouble. If you’re living with roommates, make sure that they know you will have a pet and are comfortable with having pets around the apartment.

Be Responsible

Being a responsible pet owner is your number one priority when renting with pets. Not only should you be giving your pet care and affection, but you should also be looking out for their safety. Make sure cats and dogs are collared and tagged in case they get loose, and always remember to spay and neuter your pets. Also, make sure that your pet is properly trained, or behavior is monitored. This means keeping cats from roaming the complex and dogs from barking while you’re away. If your pet causes any damages in your apartment, take ownership by informing the complex and paying for damages immediately. Lead the way as a responsible pet owner in your rental community to create and continue a strong pet-friendly environment for future renters.

Looking for a space to rent with your furry friend? CTBest offers several layouts and apartment complexes that allow certain breeds of dogs and cats. For more information on which apartment complex is perfect for you and your pet, call Desiree at 203-223-1665 or visit our website at ctbestapts.com.

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