Finding a pet-friendly rental can be challenging. Very few agents or landlords will list a property as pet friendly, but it’s always a good idea to ask.

If you approach the agent or landlord directly to inquire about keeping your well-behaved pet, they may be open to negotiate. Try these extra tips:

  • Offer to pay a pet deposit. Offer to sign an additional pet agreement and pay an additional deposit to cover pet-related wear and tear.
  • Introduce your pet to the agent. Encourage the agent or landlord to meet your well-groomed, well-behaved, flea-free pet.
  • Keep a pet resume. Have a file that contains your pet’s vet history, up-to-date vaccination certificates, and behaviour profile from your vet. Also include any dog training certificates and pet-references from past landlords, agents or friends. This will help agents and landlords to learn a little more about you and your history of responsible pet ownership.