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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

May 22, 2020

Apartment with dog

If you have a four-legged friend or are thinking about getting one soon, you are going to want to find a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers.  However, “pet-friendly” can actually be a bit fuzzy. Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term doesn’t share the same meaning from property to property. Some pet-friendly communities might really allow you to own a a pet, but only with restrictions on breed or size. Some other Fishers apartment complexes may even have amenities for your dog like dedicated parks for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, what things should you look at to discover one that perfectly fits your needs?

Begin By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

An apartment is only as friendly to pets as its pet policy. The policy details the rules and restrictions when renting with a pet. Some pet policies give great flexibility and allow you to have any pet you’d like. Some have restrictions on dog breeds. Others may limit the number of pets, size or weight. And then some pet policies prohibit dogs completely and only let you have cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments place limits on the types of cat breeds permitted. It’s more common to have a pet policy that has limits on the number of animals that are permitted in a single household. There also may be additional costs associated with having a pet, such as higher monthly rent or costs for cleaning when you and your pet move out, or a pet deposit due at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of stipulations doesn’t mean that the property isn’t “pet-friendly”—just as long as you and your pet fit within the parameters. However, if you have a dog such as an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are parents to a litter of newborn kittens, you should probably carefully review the policy before falling in love with the complex.

Take A Look At The Available Pet Amenities During Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just like you would inspect the pool on your in-person tour, make sure to look at the pet accommodations. Dedicated dog parks give your pup the opportunity to run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Walking stations with waste disposal bags, garbage cans, and communal water bowls keep the community clean. Some complexes even offer pet playdates or discounts on grooming for their four-legged residents!

Even though these accommodations for pets are great on paper, the true measure of their pet-friendliness is how well they’re cared for. If the place for dogs to play hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s more or less unusable. Pet-friendly properties ensure that waste bags are regularly in stock and that the cans don’t overflow. When you schedule your tour of the community in Fishers, make sure that the amenities for pets have the same care as the ones for the human residents.

Take A Look At A Number of Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t determine whether a community is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to check out reviews on the Fishers apartment community. Many people who live in apartments consider their pets as a significant part of their family and have no problem sharing the good and the bad of living in a particular community. You may find out that the maintenance staff comes prepared with dog treats to pass out during service calls. Or that the front office sets up a pet adoption event with the local humane society. You most likely can chalk those up in the “friendly to pets” column.

Reviews will also be able to tell you of the communities that won’t refund security deposits because of cleaning costs, or the ones who charge an inordinate amount of monthly fees for dogs and cats. Just try not to let one negative opinion affect your decision, but if you note a trend of angry dog and cat owners, then you may want to look elsewhere.

Pullman Pointe Apartments Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Place To Call Home In Fishers For You And Your Pet

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure you consider Pullman Pointe Apartments. We’re happy to to have you visit the perfect place where both you and your pet can be happy. Just give us a call at (765) 534-2129 or click on the schedule a tour button below.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you are unable to come in for a visit, explore our detailed virtual tours.