How to Keep Your Landlord (and Pet) Happy While Renting

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98% of pet owners say that their pet is a part of the family, not just an animal they own. It makes sense that pet owners would want to keep their family members safe and happy wherever they live. There are certain challenges that come with renting and having a pet and My-Dwelling is here to help you navigate these situations.

shutterstock_161832497Many landlords are understandably reluctant renting to families with pets, as some people allow their pets to destroy furniture and property. However the overwhelming majority of renters are respectful of their rental home and ensure that their pets behave properly. Increase your chance of success with renting with a pet following these tips:

  • Allow more time to search for a home. It may not be the first, second or third property you look at, but there is one out there for you!
  • Use My-Dwelling as an expert resource in finding a rental property that is pet-friendly.
  • Show off your pet’s best qualities with a pet resume! Some pieces could include a photo, certifications, adoption story, reference letter from a previous landlord and a letter from your vet showing your pet is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on their vaccines.

Above all, as a pet-owning renter, it is your responsibility to make sure that your pet follows the rules of your rental complex. It is important that you follow through on your promises to keep your property in good condition and that your pet is respectful to your neighbors. Pets can be a welcome addition to any home! Contact your My-Dwelling representative today to begin your search for a pet-friendly home!

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