A dog is not a pet, it’s a member of the family, hence why it is so important to find a dog friendly apartment that meets both your needs…and those of your furry friend. From rules and regulations to deposits and fees, there’s a lot you should know when shopping for dog friendly apartments.
To help your search, below we’ve outlined the “need to know” information concerning rental property pet policies as well as listed the dog friendly apartments in Hattiesburg, MS that are the best for your lovable pet.
The Best Dog Friendly Apartments in Hattiesburg, MS
Not all dog friendly apartments are created equal. A rental property can have pet friendly policies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the actual community is friendly to your pet.
Since you will always want is best for your dog child, be sure to pick a rental property that will meet their needs. From offering large, open areas for your dog to run free, to being located away from main roads or high-traffic thoroughfares,
here’s our picks for the best dog friendly apartments in Hattiesburg, MS.
Click the titles below to get specific information on each dog friendly apartment, including property specifics, neighborhood information, terms and fees, and current availabilities.
Typical Pet Policies at Dog Friendly Apartments
To protect their property, and the safety and enjoyment of their tenants, communities that offer dog friendly apartments will absolutely have defined pet policies in place. These policies include rules, restrictions and financial obligations that a tenant must adhere to while occupying the apartment. As a tenant it is very important that you understand these policies as failure to comply could result in fines or, worst case, lease termination.
While restrictions and fees may vary slightly from community to community, the below covers what you c
an expect when renting dog friendly apartments. Make sure to ask the landlord or property management for their full pet policy to avoid any surprises after you and your furry friend sign a lease.
Breed and Size Restrictions
Know this, offering dog friendly apartments does not mean an open invitation to every single type of animal. Most apartments, townhomes and duplexes will have ironclad restrictions in place that limit the size (determined by weight) and breed of your dog. Though it may seem unfair, most communities will ban certain breeds that are known to be aggressive. If in doubt about your pet, just ask.
Deposits and/or Monthly Fees
Dogs are wonderful little rays of sunshine, our best friends…and at times can turn into little, maniacal destruction machines. From chewing baseboards to ripping up carpets, dogs can cause some real damage to a rental property.
Because of this dog friendly apartments will request both a pet deposit and a monthly fee. The pet deposit is taken at lease signing and the monthly fee (charged per pet) is collected in addition to your monthly rent.
Collar, ID, Vaccination and Spay/Neutering Requirements
Most communities require that any pets in their dog friendly apartments provide proof of recent vaccinations. In addition, renters may encounter landlords who require collars, proper identification or even that your pet is spayed or neutered.
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