How To Find A Pet-Friendly Apartment Or House For Rent

Looking for pet-friendly housing for you and your dog?

I’ve found some helpful resources for dog owners who are looking for an affordable house or apartment to rent.

Plus, some tips for persuading a landlord to accept your pet.



Before You Rent With A Pet

Here are 2 ways that you can put forth a bit of “extra effort” to ensure that a landlord will be more likely to allow your dog in their rental:



How To Find Dog-Friendly Housing

Here’s a list from the Human Society of the United States of 10 things that you can do to increase your chances of finding housing that will accept both you and your pet:

1. Give yourself enough time.

2. Understand why many housing communities reject pets.

3. Make use of available resources.

4. Recognize that it may be futile to try to sell yourself and your pet to a large rental community with a no-pets policy.

5. Gather proof that you’re responsible.

6. Make your request to the individual or group with the ultimate authority to grant your request.

7. If you encounter a no-pets policy, ask if it is the result of a negative experience with a previous resident.

8. Let the landlord, manager, or condominium board know that you share any concerns about cleanliness.

9. Promote yourself.

10. Promote your pet.


BONUS! Three more tips for finding animal-friendly housing:

11. Be willing to pay a little extra.

12. Get it in writing.

13. Be honest.

Here’s a pet contract to give your landlord, plus some tips for understanding your landlord’s point of view.


Sites To Help You Find Dog-Friendly Housing

“People With Pets” Apartment Search

5 Steps To Renting Pet-Friendly Apartments

“Home With Pets” Helps You Find Pet-Friendly Housing

Apartments & Rentals Where Pets Are Welcome

10 Steps To Finding Pet-Friendly Housing

How To Find A Dog-Friendly Rental Home

Best Apartment Dogs & Tips For Choosing The Right Dog

Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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