What is “pet-friendly housing?” The term encompasses many features, from policies that welcome pets to amenities onsite that make life easier for pet parents.
Here are the key traits that stand out:
- Both dogs and cats accepted
- No breed restrictions for dogs
- No size limit for dogs
- No weight limit for dogs
- Reasonable limit on number of pets permitted (2+)
- No requirement for cat declawing
- No or low upfront pet deposit
- Damage fee agreement instead of monthly pet rent
- Clear, specific guidelines that explain expectations for pets and pet owners
- Onsite or nearby pet relief area
- Pet amenities like a dog run or pet-bathing space
Want more info? Check out our Pet-Friendly Housing Toolkit for best practices for cities, tools for rental property owners, and tips for pet parents who rent.