Tips for moving with your pet

There are several things you can do to improve your chances of securing suitable, pet friendly housing.

1) Promote yourself and your pet by creating a pet resume. A pet resume provides a clear description of your pet and can go a long way in helping to introduce you and your pet to a prospective landlord.

Points to include:

  • Information on your pet’s training and experience in obedience school.
  • References that prove you are a responsible pet owner (previous landlords, your veterinarian, pet caregiver, friends, etc.).
  • Let landlords know that your pet is spayed or neutered and that he is current on vaccinations.
  • Be sure to include information on your animal’s temperament, behavior, weight and activity level.

2) Have your pet spayed or neutered and make sure it is up-to-date on all vaccinations.

3) Give yourself enough time to search for a pet friendly new place. If possible, allow up to six weeks for your search.

4) Let potential landlords know you’re willing to put down a security deposit for your pet. Most pet friendly rentals require a pet deposit to cover any damages during your time there.