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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Carmel

If you own a pet or are thinking about getting one in a couple of months, you’ll need to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel.  However, the term “pet-friendly” can actually be quite vague. However, “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from property to property. Some pet-friendly properties might really mean that you can have a a pet, but only with limits on the breed or size. While other Carmel apartment communities have additional accommodations for your dog like designated areas for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in Carmel, what things should you look at to find the one that perfectly fits you and your pet?

Begin By Reviewing The Apartment’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A property is only as friendly to dogs and cats as the apartment community’s pet policy. The pet policy details what restrictions you have when renting with a pet. Some policies give great flexibility and permit you to own any pet you want. Some place restrictions on the types of dogs you can keep. Others might limit the size and number of pets. And then some policies prohibit dogs entirely and only allow you to have cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments place restrictions on the types of cat breeds permitted. A policy that places limits on just how many animals are authorized in a single household is usually much more common. There also may be extra fees connected to having a pet, such as higher monthly rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-returnable pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of stipulations doesn’t automatically mean that the apartment isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you and your pet fit the parameters. However, if you have a pet like a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are caring for a whole bunch of playful kittens, you should probably take a look at the policy before getting invested in a particular community.

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

Picture of dog park in our Carmel apartment community

Just like you’d view the gym on your apartment tour, make sure to check out the pet amenities. Dedicated areas for your dog to play help your pup get out some energy and make some new puppy buddies. Walking stations with disposal bags, garbage cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some apartments even have playdates or grooming discounts for residents!

While these amenities for pets are perfect on paper, the actual test of their pet-friendliness is how well they are kept up. If the dog park is overflowing with weeds or brambles, then it’s basically useless. Complexes that welcome pets make certain that waste bags are consistently available and that the trash cans are emptied regularly. When you schedule your tour of the community in Carmel, be sure to note whether the pet amenities are maintained as carefully as the accommodations for the human residents.

Read A Number of Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t decide whether a complex is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Carmel apartment community. Many apartment residents see their pets as part of their family and like to share their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You may find out that the maintenance staff comes prepared with doggie treats to give out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the complex’s office hosts an adoption day with the local humane society. You probably can mark those down in the “friendly to pets” column.

Reviews will also expose the complexes that refuse to refund deposits at move-out due to pet cleaning, or those who demand an inordinate amount of rent for dogs and cats. Try not to let a single unfavorable review change your mind, but if you see a trend of angry dog and cat owners, then you might consider looking at another apartment.

The Legacy Towns and Flats Would Be A Great New Place To Call Home In Carmel For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel, make sure you take a look at The Legacy Towns and Flats. We’re happy to let you tour the place where you and your pet can be happy. Just call at 317-674-1318 or select the button below to schedule a tour.  We also have virtual apartment tours! If you can’t visit the property, explore our detailed virtual tours.

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