Pets – they’re kinda like kids. Cute, furry, little kids that don’t talk back. That’s what makes them so great, right? Besties for life! While it may be difficult to find an apartment that will allow you and your little buddy to live harmoniously together, it’s not impossible. But do you know there is a difference between ‘pet-friendly’ and ‘pets allowed’ in apartment communities?
Breaking it Down
“Pets allowed” means landlords will allow your pet to reside in your apartment. It typically means that they won’t have any amenities specifically for your pet, like a dog run or treats in the office. This is kind of like staying at a three star hotel that has an indoor pool. No frills and thrills, but they have a pool.
“Pet-friendly” means landlords view your pet to be one of the family, and the amenities offered go well beyond just offering a fitness center or community room for the residents. You can expect to see pet-washing stations, fenced-in dog runs with bags for your dog’s poo, or dog treats in the rental office. Sometimes, even a pet-sitting option is available. In pet-friendly apartments, they typically spare no expense in ensuring you and your pet feel right at home. Now, this is like you’re staying at a five star hotel that has an indoor water park complete with waterslides, a wave pool, and raft rides. It’s just way more fun!
Now that you know the difference between two seemingly similar words, let’s proceed on the best way to look for the flawless fit for you and your furry bestie.