We all have close and extended friends and family, sometimes, these family members are furry and four legged. But not everyone is a fan of your furry friends. So what do you do when you need to find a new place for you and them?
Look for Pet Friendly Places
The first thing to do to simplify the apartment/home search for you and your pet is to narrow down your places of interested by crossing apartments that do not accept pets off the list.
Expect to Pay a Pet Fee
Now that you have narrowed down your apartments choices by pet friendly vs. not so much, your next step is to follow up and find out their Pet fee deposit and/or restrictions.
Consider the Space
Depending on your pets size, considering your apartment/home square footage may make a big difference. For example, is there enough room for your pet to have playtime and rest time.
Consider Single Family Homes with a Yard
For renters with larger size animals or multiple pets, a single family home that has a yard may will give your pets the room they need to play with each other, get quality time outside and fresh air all while being considerate of your neighbors within a close proximity.
Have Your Pets Paperwork Ready
Some breeds are preferred over others. Just in case your beautiful American Bulldog resembles a Pit Bull to the common eye, it is important to have your pets official paperwork to prove it’s breed as well as it immunizations.
Pet Training Classes Maybe Needed
If your moving with a new pet or infant animal, you may want to look into pet training classes. The last thing you want is your new pup staining the carpet and walls with urine, or to be considered the “neighbor with the annoying dog that won’t stop barking.”
So Now that You Have Found Your Home & Pet Haven, Here are some tips to enjoy your new place and neighborhood.
Pick Up Your Pets Poop!!
Curb Your Dog! What more is there to say really?!
Minimize the Barking!
As we mentioned earlier, being labeled as the neighbor with the annoying barking dog is not a good look. Instead minimize your dogs barking by providing it toys, crate training & voice commands
Tire Your Pets Out Before Bedtime!
Aside from having a dog that over barks, the next most annoying thing is pets that run around playing all night. When you are the person living below you and all you hear all night are animal paws up and down over your ceiling, especially at night. Walk your dogs for a good amount of time before lights go out. A tired pet is a well rested pet. A well rested pet creates a well rested neighbor, a well rested neighbor creates a friendlier neighbor interaction.