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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

If you have a dog or cat or are thinking about getting one in the near future, you are going to want to locate 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 limits on the breed or size. Some other Fishers apartment complexes may even have amenities for your dog like dedicated dog parks or complimentary waste disposal bags.

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

Start By Looking At 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 own any pet you’d like. Some don’t allow certain dog breeds. Others may put limitations on how many pets you’re allowed, as well as how much they weigh. And then some pet policies ban dogs completely and only allow you to have housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments place restrictions on cat breeds. A policy that places limits on how many pets are permitted in one household is usually much more common. There also may be extra costs associated with having a pet, such as higher monthly rent or costs for cleaning when you and your pet move out, or a non-refundable pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy 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 an animal such as an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are parents to a whole lot of newborn kittens, you should probably carefully review the policy before falling in love with the community.

Take A Look At The Available Pet Amenities During Your Apartment Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just like you would inspect the pool on your apartment tour, make sure to check the amenities for pets. Dedicated areas for your dog to play help your pup 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 have pet playdates or discounts on grooming for their four-legged residents!

Even though these amenities look wonderful 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. Communities that welcome pets ensure that waste disposal bags are regularly available and that the cans don’t overflow. When you schedule your in-person tour in Fishers, be sure to notice whether the pet amenities have the same care as the ones for the human residents.

Take A Look At 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, take a look at reviews on the Fishers apartment community. Many people who live in apartments see their fur-babies 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 learn that the maintenance staff comes prepared with dog treats to pass out when entering your apartment for a service call. 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.

Apartment reviews will also be able to tell you of the communities that refuse to refund security deposits because of cleaning costs, or the ones who demand an inordinate amount of monthly rent for dogs and cats. Just try not to let a single unflattering opinion affect your decision, but if you note a trend of angry dog and cat owners, then you may consider looking at another apartment.

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 searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure to consider Pullman Pointe Apartments. We’re happy to to have you visit the perfect place where both you and your pet can be happy. Give us a call at (765) 534-2129 or click on the schedule a tour button.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you can’t make it to the property, explore our detailed virtual tours.

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