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House Hunting with Furry Friends: A Pet-Owner’s Guide

A woman smiling, sitting on the sofa in a rental home with her dog.It is important for pet parents to select a rental home that allows pets. Finding out prospective landlords don’t accept pets in their rental properties might be a major disappointment. However, if you take the correct steps, you can find a pet-friendly rental house that meets your needs. In this article, we’ll show you how to find a pet-friendly rental home and persuade a skeptical landlord to let you move in.

Among the recommendations we offer are:

  • Exploring rental listings that welcome pets.
  • Arranging a pet resume.
  • Offering references from previous landlords.
  • Offering to cover a pet deposit.

With these tactics, you may increase your chances of finding a pet-friendly rental house and guarantee your furry companion has a place to call home.

How to Find a Pet-Friendly Rental Home

  1. Start your search early: Give yourself enough time to find the perfect place. More time means more flexibility in making decisions. Focus your search on listings advertised as “pet-friendly” or get recommendations from a listing agent, friend, or property manager. If you start looking early, you can find the best spot for you and your pet.
  2. Prepare for a pet fee or deposit: Many landlords who allow pets will require a pet deposit. This is either a refundable deposit or a non-refundable fee that will be charged regardless of whether or not your pet causes any damage to the property. Be prepared to pay this amount upfront. Numerous property ownerswill also demand a slightly higher rent or a “pet rent” on top of the base rent. Typically, the sum is modest and more than adequate to compensate for any additional wear and tear on your property that your pet may cause.
  3. Introduce the landlord to your pet: Several landlords are more likely to rent to you if they meet your pet in person and realize that they are well-behaved. This is also a perfect chance to demonstrate to the landlord how responsible you are as a pet owner. Create a “resume” emphasizing your pet’s best qualities if they won’t be able to see them in person. Don’t forget to include lots of pictures and any documentation from training classes, vaccination status, etc.
  4. Offer to sign a longer lease: Landlords are typically more likely to rent to pet owners if they offer to sign a longer lease. This demonstrates to the landlord that you intend to stay in the property for a longer amount of time. Numerous property owners choose long-term tenants and may be more accommodating to you and your pet if you ask for a long lease.
  5. Provide references: Ideally, gather references from previous landlords or neighbors vouching for your pet’s good behavior. These can be extremely useful when applying for any rental home, even one advertised as pet-friendly. Bring your pet’s references with you when you meet your prospective landlord. These recommendations can be quite helpful in encouraging a reluctant landlord to rent to you.
  6. Clean up after your pet: In the end, it’s important to always clean up after your pet and make sure they don’t cause any damage to the property. Ideally, keep your pet in a secure area if you must leave them unattended in the home. If you follow these steps, you can keep your pet’s deposit from being withheld by your landlord.


The odds of finding a rental home that accepts pets will increase if you follow these guidelines. However, getting in touch with Real Property Management Luxury will help you choose a rental home in the Pearland area that is suitable for you and your pet. We have numerous quality rental homes that could be ideal for conscientious pet owners like you. Call us today at 346-275-3115!

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