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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Greenwood

If you have a pet or are looking to bring one home in a couple of months, you’re going to need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Greenwood.  Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term can seem a bit misleading. However, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from community to community. Some pet-friendly apartments might actually give you the option to own a dog or cat, but only with limits on the breed or size. Other Greenwood apartment communities might even have amenities for your dog such as designated areas for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Greenwood, what things should you look at to locate one that is perfect for you and your pet?

Start Off By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A property is only as welcoming to dogs and cats as the apartment community’s pet policy. The policy outlines the rules and restrictions when renting with a pet. Some policies give great flexibility and let you own any pet. Some don’t allow certain different types of dog breeds. Others may put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other pet policies ban dogs entirely and only permit cats or small animals such as hamsters.

Very few apartments limit the types of cat breeds permitted. A pet policy that has restrictions on the number of pets allowed in one apartment is much more likely. There also may be extra fees connected to having a pet, like more expensive rent or costs for cleaning when you move out, or a non-refundable pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of stipulations doesn’t automatically mean that the community isn’t friendly to animals—just as long as you and your pet fit the parameters. However, if you have a dog like a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are parents to a litter of playful kittens, you should definitely review the pet policy before you get invested in a particular community.

Take A Look At The Amenities For Pets During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Greenwood apartment community

Just as you’d view the gym and pool on your tour, be sure to take a look at the pet amenities. Dedicated dog parks give your doggie the chance to run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Stations with bags for waste disposal, trash cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some apartments even have organized pet playdates or grooming discounts for furry four-legged residents!

Even though these amenities for pets are perfect on paper, the measure of their pet-friendliness is how well they are maintained. If the place for dogs to play hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s basically unusable. Properties that welcome pets ensure that waste disposal bags are consistently in stock and that the trash cans aren’t overflowing. Basically, when you arrange your in-person tour in Greenwood, be sure to note whether the pet amenities have the same care as the accommodations for the human residents.

Check Out Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t decide whether a property is pet-friendly or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Greenwood apartment. Many apartment residents consider their fur-babies as an important part of the family and have no problem relating stories about their experiences. You may find out that maintenance carries dog treats to give out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the community’s office sets up a pet adoption event with the humane society. You most likely can place those in the “friendly to pets” category.

Apartment reviews will also reveal the properties that refuse to give back deposits at move-out because of cleaning costs, or those who impose an inordinate amount of fees for dogs and cats. Just don’t let one negative opinion sway you, but if you see a whole mob of disgruntled pet owners, then you may want to look at another apartment.

Bayshore Apartments Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Home In Greenwood For You And Your Pet

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Greenwood, be sure to check out Bayshore Apartments. We’d love to to have you visit the place where you and your cat or dog can be happy. Give us a call at 317-886-1849 or select the schedule a tour button.  We also have virtual tours available! If you are unable to come in for a visit, check out our virtual tours.

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