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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Greenwood

May 22, 2020

Apartment with dog

If you have a pet or are looking to bring one home in a couple of months, you’ll need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Greenwood.  Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” can actually be a bit fuzzy. However, the “pet-friendly” term 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 complexes might even have additional 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 pets as the apartment community’s pet policy. The policy details the rules and restrictions when renting with a pet. Some policies give great flexibility and let you have 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 prohibit dogs entirely and only permit housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters.

Very few apartments limit cat breeds. More common is a policy that places restrictions on just how many animals are permitted in a single household. There also might be additional costs connected to having a pet, like more expensive rent or costs for cleaning after move-out, or a non-refundable pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t automatically mean that the community isn’t friendly to animals—just as long as you and your pet fit within the guidelines. However, if you have a dog like a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are fostering a whole lot of newborn kittens, you should definitely review the pet policy before you get invested in a particular community.

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

Picture of dog park in our Greenwood apartment community

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

Even though these amenities for pets are perfect on paper, the true test of their pet-friendliness is how well they are kept up. 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 always available and that the trash cans aren’t overflowing. Basically, when you arrange your in-person tour in Greenwood, be sure to note whether the amenities for pets have the same care as the human accommodations.

Check Out Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t decide whether a property is pet-friendly or not, explore the reviews on the Greenwood apartment. Many apartment residents see their pets as an important part of the family and have no problem relating the good and the bad of living in a particular community. You may find out that maintenance carries doggie 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 probably can mark those down in the “friendly to pets” category.

Apartment reviews will also reveal the properties that won’t return deposits at move-out because of pet cleaning, or those who impose an inordinate amount of fees for dogs and cats. Just don’t let one unflattering opinion sway you, but if you notice a whole mob of disgruntled dog and cat 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 show you 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 below.  We also have virtual apartment tours! If you are unable to come in for a visit, take a look at the virtual apartment tours.