Animal Friendly Housing
Homestore.com and The Humane Society of the United States have teamed up on a website that lists apartments that accommodate animals. You can access the site by clicking here.
In addition, visit RentWithPets. They have a helpful guide called, "13 Steps to Finding Pet-friendly Rental Housing."
Here are some tips for a successful search for a new home that will accept companion animals:
**Allow lots of time**
Bringing along your animal involves extra considerations. Finding pet-friendly housing will probably take some extra time—plan for six months at the outside!
**No Pets means it**
If an apartment community has a no-pets policy, there's a reason for it. Why bother arguing? Concentrate on places that welcome pets.
**Go in well-armed**
Bring references, vet records, even a resume for you animal(s)—it shows you're diligent and trustworthy.
**Tell the truth**
Don't try to sneak Winchester in. It's trouble for you, trouble for Winchester and may even be illegal.
**Get it in writing**
A verbal okay is never good enough. If a landlord agrees to forego a no-pets clause, get it in writing.