Pet Policies

Concerned About Pets At Your Rental Communities? Don’t Be

    Apartment communities across the nation are making concerted efforts to strengthen their pet-friendliness, which is both uplifting and necessary.

    More than ever, residents consider pets to be part of their families, and the pandemic-fueled adoption boom has added even more pets to the rental-housing landscape.

    When increasing pet-friendliness levels, however, property teams also have to consider the comfort level of non-pet owners.

    That makes it natural to first worry about things such as pet-related behaviors and the potential for onsite incidents. But according to a recent large-scale survey of apartment residents, most residents are more concerned about irresponsible pet-owner tendencies and nuisance-related issues rather than specific behaviors of pets at your rental communities.

    To read the full article, visit the Rental Housing Journal's website.