Renting with pets

Finding a home for you and your pet(s) can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a few ideas to make it easier to look for pet-friendly housing for you and your furry friend(s).

Be a good pet-owning renter

  • Give yourself enough time to find the right pet-friendly rental (see list below)
  • Offer to pay a higher security deposit and reassure the landlord by offering a formal pet resume (samples here and here)
  • Show that you are a responsible pet owner: provide a letter of reference from your current landlord or a letter from your veterinarian
  • Get it in writing that your landlord agreed to allow you to keep a pet in your new apartment
  • Do not try to sneak your pet into your new apartment; this could result in breaking your rental agreement and losing the apartment or being forced to give up your pet(s)

Click here for some great tips to help you convince your landlord you and your cat will be great tenants.

Resources to find pet-friendly housing

The following websites allow you to refine your apartment search to show listings that are pet-friendly.

These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond 4 Paws control. 4 Paws accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with 4 Paws mission.

Sun Cities 4 Paws has many permanent shelter residents. We have a ‘Sponsor a Shelter Resident’ program to help offset costs. Read more here or donate here and choose Sponsor a Shelter Cat from the drop down menu.

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  • 3 & 4 from above is the same.
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