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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Brownsburg

May 22, 2020

Apartment with dog

If you have a dog or cat or are thinking about getting one soon, you’ll want to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Brownsburg.  However, “pet-friendly” can actually be unclear. Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from property to property. Some pet-friendly apartments may actually give you the option to own a pet, but place limits on the breed or size. While other Brownsburg apartment communities have thoughtful amenities for your pet like designated areas for your dog to play or free waste disposal bags.

With such a difference in pet-friendly apartments in Brownsburg, what criteria should you use to discover one that fits you and your pet?

Start By Reading Over The Property’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A community is only as welcoming to dogs and cats as its pet policy. The pet policy outlines the guidelines you must follow concerning pet ownership. Some pet policies give great flexibility and permit you to keep any pet you want. Some place restrictions on different types of dog breeds. Others may place limits on how many pets you’re allowed, as well as how much they weigh. And then some policies ban dogs entirely and only let you have housebound cats or small caged animals.

Very few apartments have limits on the types of cat breeds allowed. A pet policy that limits how many pets are permitted in one household is usually more common. There also may be additional fees associated with your animals, like increased rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-returnable pet deposit you have to pay when you move in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t necessarily mean that the property isn’t “pet-friendly”—provided you fit within the guidelines. But if you own an animal like a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are fostering a whole lot of tiny kittens, you should probably take a look at the policy before you fall in love with a particular community.

Inspect The Amenities For Pets On Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Brownsburg apartment community

Just like you would inspect the pool on your tour, make sure to check out the pet amenities. Designated dog parks give your doggie the chance to run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Stations with bags for waste disposal, trash cans, and water bowls keep the community clean. Some apartments even set up pet playdates or grooming discounts for their four-legged residents!

Even though these amenities seem wonderful on paper, the actual measure of their friendliness to pets is just how well they’re kept up. If the dog park is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s more or less useless. Properties that welcome pets make certain that waste bags are consistently available and that the cans don’t overflow. Basically, when you arrange your in-person tour in Brownsburg, be sure to note whether the amenities for pets are maintained as well as the ones for the humans.

Take A Look At Multiple Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you are unsure whether a property is friendly to pets or not, take a look at reviews on the Brownsburg apartment complex. Many apartment dwellers see their fur-babies as an important part of their family and have no problem sharing their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You might find out that the maintenance staff comes prepared with treats to hand out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the office sets up a pet adoption event with the humane society. You most likely can chalk those up in the pet-friendly category.

These reviews will also be able to tell you of the landlords that won’t give back security deposits at move-out due to cleaning costs, or the ones who demand an inordinate amount of monthly fees for dogs and cats. Just don’t let a single negative review change your mind, but if you notice a trend of angry dog and cat owners, then you might consider looking at another complex.

Union Green Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Home In Brownsburg For You And Your Pet

When you’re searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Brownsburg, be sure to take a look at Union Green. We’re happy to let you tour the apartment where you and your pet can be comfortable. Just give us a call at 463-888-7185 or click the schedule a tour button.  We also have detailed virtual tours! If you are unable to visit the property, check out the virtual apartment tours.