Your pet is a member of your family, but when you're renting it's not always easy to find pet friendly apartments. Fortunately, online resources can help you find pet friendly rentals in Phoenix and its surrounding neighborhoods.
While there are many pet friendly apartments throughout Phoenix, not all apartments are friendly to both cats and dogs. Many pet friendly apartments have strict rules that regulate what types of animals are allowed. Some pet friendly apartments only allow cats but not dogs and some have restrictions on the size/weight of the pet. Since the definition of "pet friendly" varies from one property to another, it's important to research properties in advance to make sure that the pet friendly property is indeed friendly to the type of pet you own.
Pet friendly apartments often have higher deposits than other rental properties. That's because the owner needs to make sure that the deposit will cover the cost of repairing any damage that your pet might cause. When you're signing a lease for a pet friendly apartment, it's important to do a thorough walkthrough of the apartment before moving in to identify existing damage. Take notes and have the landlord sign the document before you sign your lease. That way, they can't hold you responsible for damage caused by someone else's pet.