Finding the perfect apartment home is always a challenge, but this is even truer for pet owners than for others. If you’re looking for a place that can comfortably accommodate both your two-legged family and your furry friends, there are several key considerations you need to take into account. Make sure you don’t overlook these points.
Pet Deposits and Fees
Keeping a pet in an apartment community typically comes with some additional fees. Make sure you ask about these when you’re comparing homes so you can check prices accurately. A pet deposit is a one-time fee that you pay upon move-in. Some apartments may give the deposit back when you move out if your pets haven’t done any damage. In other communities, the deposit is non-refundable.
You should also ask about monthly pet fees or pet rent. These are recurring expenses that you’ll pay every month. You’ll only need to budget for the deposit once, but you should add monthly pet fees to your rent when you’re determining whether you can afford an apartment home.
Restrictions and Applications
Our Springs apartment communities are extremely pet-friendly and welcome nearly all of your furry, finned or feathered friends. However, there are some breed restrictions so it’s important to talk to a leasing agent about your pets when you’re filling out a rental application. All animals require management approval.
Perks and Amenities
Consider what makes an apartment home well-suited to your pets. If you have a dog, community amenities like our leash-free pet playgrounds and convenient outdoor pet spa areas will offer outstanding comfort and convenience for your animals. If your dog likes long walks, make sure there’s a convenient trail nearby.
Other pets have needs that are more central to your apartment home. Cats may like sunny windows with plenty of light to nap in. If you have birds, they may prefer a quiet corner. Consider the unique needs of your pet and make a wish list so you can check them off as you’re touring apartments.
Your pet has many needs that extend beyond the apartment community. Check out the local area and find the closest vet, pet store, emergency animal hospital, dog park and other relevant points of interest. Choose an apartment home that’s centrally located near the pet-friendly places you frequent the most so you’re never far from the hot spots you need.
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