Renters find Homes for Rent that Allow Pets a Bonus
Just because you aren’t ready to purchase a new home does not mean that you aren’t interested in living with Fluffy. Fortunately, there are plenty of rentals in Apache Junction that allow pets. Currently, there are 14 such rentals today. Of those, you can find 5 that offer access to a community pool, and 2 that are located within active adult communities.
Four Ways to Keep Your Pet-Friendly Landlord Happy:
Before you and Spot move in, make sure that you inspect the carpet, blinds, baseboards and walls carefully. Bring in a black light, a trick often used by property managers, to check for any stains left by previous owners. Take pictures.
Pay close attention to size, species and breed restrictions before you sign the lease. Some rental property owners or communities allow only small dogs, or particular breeds. Others will allow cats, but not rats or hamsters. If you have questions about any policies, ask for more information in writing. After all, no one wants to deal with confusion after you’ve moved in.
Ensure that you and Fluffy are good neighbors. Even dog lovers don’t like being awakened at 5 AM by someone else’s barking pet. When you walk Fluffy, clean up anything he leaves behind.
After you’ve packed up your things, pull out that black light. Be honest about any messes Spot may have left. Clean them up, or get ready to pay the fines levied by your landlord.