Mini-pigs are precious, but do they make good apartment pets? How about ferrets or iguanas? You may think cats and dogs are old news, but pause before you get creative. Some animals are well-suited for apartment life, while others are…not.
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Puppies sure look cute, don’t they? They’re so adorable and Instagram-able!
However, the cuteness factor might lose some of its charm when it comes time for your pup to pee or poop. The task of potty training a puppy is hard enough as it is. It’s even more difficult when you and little Bella share an apartment on the 10th floor. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re a first time renter or a seasoned vet, talking to your landlord can be a difficult thing. Worried about what to say? How about what not to say: check out these examples of potential problem-starters when it comes to discussing difficult apartment-renting topics. Read the rest of this entry »
We love describing all of the amazing innovations that make apartment living one of the most sought-after ways to do life! We’ve spent time examining the benefits for every generation, from student renters to professional retirees. We’ve investigated the financial benefits and demonstrated how, in nearly every circumstance, people save money by being renters. From the benefits of location to the abundance of amenities, we dove deep to help you find the apartment you’ve always dreamed of.
But there’s one market that receives not nearly enough attention. So, as we wind down the “Dog Days of Summer,” we went looking for the K-9 perspective on why apartment renting is for the dogs. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re moving. What are you gonna do without your BFF?! Don’t worry. New friends are just around the corner. If you’re moving to a new apartment, keep texting those old friends but start looking for new ones, right here! Turns out, they don’t even have to be human. Check out our hand-groomed list of apartment-friendly pets and find your ultimate furry friend for life. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer isn’t the only thing heating up. Apartment living is the most popular housing choice in the nation today. As a result, in many cities, apartments are becoming harder and harder to find. This also means that rent rates are burning a hole in the pockets of some apartment residents. Thankfully, there are still plenty of affordable apartments in your city and they may have some surprises waiting for you. In fact, these apartment amenities are not only super cool, they help you get red hot value for the cost of your rent! Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, the joys of puppy parenthood. Romps in the park, cuddles on the couch, games of fetch… torn-up pillows… piddled-on welcome mats… There are plenty of ups and downs that come with the addition of a furry canine friend to your apartment home. Whether your new friend is a tiny teacup pup or a roly-poly pug, you’ll need to take a few steps so she grows up happy and healthy… and so you can get your security deposit back when you move out! Read the rest of this entry »
Whether it’s running errands or just getting outside, having a furry friend by your side always makes things a lot more fun. Cities that are fun for people and pups always get two big paws up from the Apartment Search team, which is why we tracked down the best cities for pet lovers in the U.S.
Quirky Albuquerque is a dog’s heaven – the fresh air of the nearby mountains and the dry climate is good for just about any kind of animal. Since there’s a good amount of space, apartments in Albuquerque also provide amenities for both your indoor and outdoor critters. Read the rest of this entry »
So you finally found the absolutely perfect apartment for rent? Before you pop that bottle of champagne and kick back to celebrate, take pause; there may be a few considerations your new property manager or owner didn’t mention. Here are the key questions to ask before you take the renting plunge.
What amenities are included?
What is the parking situation like? Where do residents wash their laundry? What appliances come standard? When moving into a new complex, it’s easy to forget that not all apartments are created equal. Some complexes may require assigned, paid parking spots or don’t have a laundry facility on-site. Asking about the amenities can help narrow down your choices. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are moving apartments with a pet, or are planning to get a pet when you find a new place, remember that apartment living can be enjoyable for everyone if you keep in mind a few simple tips.
Find an Apartment
Apartments with pet-friendly housing are best. Find out what kinds of amenities the apartment has for pets. Is there a play area for dogs? Is it near a busy street? Are the apartments large enough for certain breeds? All of these are important in finding the best apartment living situation for you and your pet.
Know the Rules
Before you get a pet, check that pets are allowed in your apartment complex, and if so, which kinds. Some apartments prohibit certain breeds of dogs, and others require you to pay a deposit or pay “rent” for your pet.
Pick the Right Pet
Choosing the best pets for apartments can be tricky. If you live in a 300’ x 300’ apartment, it might not be best to get a large dog, and it won’t have much room to run around and play, which neither fair to you nor the dog. Sticking to small pets for apartments that have a studio or efficiency layout is smartest.
Keep It Down
Sometimes apartment living with pets can be great for you, the pet-owner, but not so great for your neighbors. One of the main complaints neighbors have about pets is noise, especially with dogs. Whether you have a yapping chihuahua, a booming boxer, or a jabbering parakeet, nobody likes a noisy pet. Train your pet early, so that they respond to commands and keep quiet when necessary.
Pet-Proof Your Apartment
One of the dangers of keeping a pet in the apartment is that he or she may cause damage to the property, causing you to have to pay for repairs and even lose your security deposit. Use a safety gate if you need to keep a pet in a room while you are away for the safety of both your apartment and your pet. Keep wires around your TV, electronics, and lamps off of the ground and as out of reach of your pet as possible.
If you’re in the market for a new pet-friendly home, be sure to start your apartment search on ApartmentSearch.com where you can narrow your results to communities that welcome your favorite furry friends, whether they are cats or dogs.