5 Important Rules For Renting A Flat With A Dog

  • 03/11/2020
renting-an-apartment-dog.jpgMoving in an apartment with a dog might be a bit tricky. Even if your dog is as polite as the Beethoven’s twin from the movie “Beethoven's 4th”, you will face some difficulties. Unfortunately, not all the landlords are pet or specifically dog friendly and they don’t allow pets staying in the apartment.

Some landlords would allow your dog to stay as long as you pay an additional fee. Here are some tips to make sure the process of renting an apartment with your favourite pup will be smooth.

Take Your Time

If you are planning on moving out of your current apartment don’t rush. You want to check all available options, so you won’t overpay. Usually, if the lease is getting up, you get a notification, so you have at least eight weeks to find a new place. Start searching immediately, you have plenty of time to find several places and compare the prices.

What’s Near

Having a dog means you need a place to walk him out. Consider checking the surroundings, whether there are parks or places specifically for dogs and their owners. Is the neighborhood safe for you and your pup? Consider these factors when choosing a place.

Think From The Landlord’s Perspective

Don’t be angry when a landlord immediately refuses your dog to stay. You already know that your dog is well-mannered, won’t chow on a carpet or piece of furniture, doesn’t bark at night and won’t leave a gift on a neighbor’s doormat, but the landlord doesn’t know that. Try to prove that you are able to control your puppy.

For example, ask several of your current neighbors to give written feedback about your dog. Show to your potential landlord that you have tons of toys for your pet to chew on. Prove that you are a good dog owner and always go on walks with your pup.

Contact The Humane Society

You can quickly find people working with animals who know dog-friendly places for rent. You could even contact your veterinary clinic, they may also be aware of such places. You may even contact a real estate agent to make things easier. They definitely know dog-friendly places since it’s their job to know everything about rent.


You may talk for hours about how well-mannered your dog is, and it still won’t convince your potential landlord. What will convince him is the proof that your puppy knows how to behave. Most likely you have all the documents stating that your puppy has been properly vaccinated, so use the medical records as your proof.

If you have been attending training classes with your dog, you should also have a reliable certificate. It will also play a big role in convincing the landlord. If you don’t have the medical records, it’s not a big deal. Contact your vet office and ask whether they save them and whether you could have a copy of those.

It takes some time to find a perfect place for you and your favourite pet, but it’s possible. So start working on it now, and your chances will be better.

Author Bio

Theresa Cofield is a freelance writer who has a love for creativity and a passion for helping others. She works as a blogger at csgobettingg.com where she covers the topics of esports and the gaming industry.

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