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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Indianapolis

If you have a dog or cat or are looking to get one soon, you’ll want to find a pet-friendly apartment in Indianapolis.  Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” can actually be quite vague. Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from community to community. Some pet-friendly apartments might really give you the option to have a a pet, but with breed or size restrictions. Other Indianapolis apartment communities have additional accommodations for your dog like designated parks for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Indianapolis, what things should you look at to discover the one that fits your needs?

Start Off By Reading Over The Apartment’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A community is only as friendly to pets as its pet policy. This policy outlines what restrictions you have concerning pet ownership. Some pet policies are open-ended and let you have any pet you want. Some place restrictions on the types of dogs you can keep. Others might place limits on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other pet policies forbid dogs completely and only allow you to have cats or small animals such as hamsters.

Few apartments place limits on the types of cat breeds allowed. A pet policy that has restrictions on the number of pets permitted in one household is usually more likely. There also may be increased costs associated with your animals, such as higher monthly rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-refundable pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t mean that the property isn’t “pet-friendly”—provided you and your pet fit the parameters. But if you own a pet such as a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are fostering a litter of tiny kittens, you should check the policy before you fall in love with a particular property.

Inspect The Pet Amenities On Your Apartment Tour

Picture of dog park in our Indianapolis apartment community

Just like you would investigate the gym and pool on your apartment tour, be sure to take a look at the pet accommodations. Designated areas for your dog to play give your doggie the chance to run off some steam and make new friends. Stations with disposal bags, trash cans, and communal water bowls help maintain the community. Some communities even set up pet playdates or grooming discounts for furry four-legged residents!

Even though these accommodations for pets seem wonderful on paper, the actual measure of their friendliness to pets is how well they are maintained. If the area for dogs to play is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s pretty much useless. Communities that welcome pets make certain that waste bags are always in stock and that the cans aren’t overflowing. Basically, when you schedule your tour of the property in Indianapolis, make sure that the accommodations for pets are maintained as well as the human amenities.

Read A Number of Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you are unsure whether a complex is friendly to pets or not, take a look at reviews on the Indianapolis apartment complex. Many apartment residents see their fur-babies as an important part of the family and like to share the good and the bad of living in a particular community. You may discover that the maintenance staff comes prepared with dog treats to pass out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the community’s office sets up a pet adoption day with the humane society. You probably can mark those down in the pet-friendly category.

Reviews will also reveal the complexes that will not refund deposits when you move out because of pet cleaning, or the ones who impose an inordinate amount of monthly fees for dogs and cats. Just don’t let a single unflattering review change your mind, but if you note a whole mob of disgruntled dog and cat owners, then you may want to look at another community.

StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Home In Indianapolis For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Indianapolis, be sure to check out StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes. We’re glad to show you the perfect place where you and your pet can be comfortable. Just call at 317-743-3314 or select the button below to schedule a tour.  We also have virtual tours! If youare not able to make it to the property, check out our detailed virtual tours.

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