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Even in today’s pet-friendly climate, locating a truly pet-friendly rental can be challenging. Begin by looking at the city’s overall view on pets.  Are there plenty of pet retailers, including groomers, veterinarians and boarding facilities? That’s always a good indicator that there will also be pet-friendly rentals. Here are a few tips for locating one in your area and increasing your chances of being selected.

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It can take a little longer to find a pet-friendly rental, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time. A good rule of thumb is to start two months prior to leaving your current location. That will provide time for your potential landlord to do some checking up.

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By establishing yourself as a responsible pet caretaker, you will be more likely to obtain a pet-friendly rental.  Put yourself in the shoes of a landlord and anticipate problems before they occur. By explaining how you will keep your pet quiet during sleeping hours, showing how you maintain a home or apartment, and by agreeing to a pet deposit ahead of time, you will increase your chances of obtaining an apartment.  If possible, be sure to get a letter of reference from your current landlord or neighbors.

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There are a number of pet-friendly realtors who have properties available for lease. Check with your local humane societies, pet stores, and local paper  – often they have a list of pet-friendly apartment complexes and rental properties.

We’ve got a list of some unconventional places to look for pet-friendly, no contract homes that are usually a much better deal than traditional apartments or homes. Head on over to Where to Find A Pet-friendly Rental and check out our secrets!

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The Humane Society maintains a list of national apartment locators that allow pets and Rent Social allows you to talk with people who are currently renting in the area.

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