Besides providing companionship, there are also therapeutic benefits to owning a pet. Nevertheless, owning a pet is also a commitment and a responsibility. We know that wherever you move, you want your furry friend by your side. We allow small pets at most properties. Please consult with your leasing agent to make sure the property you selected allows them. Consequently, homeowners should ensure that the house is safe and comfortable for pets. Many of our properties have fenced yards which are great for dogs! We do ask that you clean up after your pet.
Tips for keeping your pet in a pet-friendly rental property:
- All staircases must be barricaded, to prevent small pets from rolling down or trying to climb up, unattended. “Also barricade all grills that overlook lower floors, as your puppy may try to jump down. All balconies and windows with wide grills must mesh so that puppies cannot go through them,”
- Cats and kittens tend to scratch, to sharpen their claws. Buy a scratch pad, so that they do not scratch your furniture. Ensure that cords on curtains and wires do not hang at a low level. “Keep small objects, stationery and children’s toys, medicines, and household cleaners away from your pets’ reach to prevent them from swallowing these objects
- Birdcages should be kept away from windows, to protect the pet from the sun’s heat and rain. Aquariums should also be kept away from direct sunlight, to prevent the growth of algae, which will make the water green. While painting, polishing, or doing pest control treatment, keep the fish tank away, as the chemicals in the air may kill the fish. Also, keep the tank away from sources of loud noise and check the electrical equipment of the tank regularly.