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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Bloomington

If you own a four-legged friend or are looking to bring one home in the near future, you are going to want to locate a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington.  However, the “pet-friendly” term can seem quite vague. Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term doesn’t share the same meaning from complex to complex. Some pet-friendly communities may really allow you to own a a pet, but only with limits on the breed or size. Some other Bloomington apartment complexes have amenities for your pet like designated parks for your dog to play or provided waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in Bloomington, how do you find one that fits you and your pet?

Start By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as welcoming to pets as the apartment community’s pet policy. The pet policy goes over what restrictions you have concerning pet ownership. Some policies offer great flexibility and permit you to keep any pet you want. Some have restrictions on dog breeds. Others may limit the number of pets, size or weight. And some other policies prohibit dogs altogether and only permit housebound cats or small caged animals.

Few apartments have limits on the types of cat breeds permitted. It’s more common for a community to have a pet policy that places restrictions on just how many animals are permitted in a single apartment. There also may be extra costs associated with your animals, such as increased rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t mean that the apartment isn’t “pet-friendly”—provided you and your pet fit within the guidelines. However, if you own a dog like an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are caring for a litter of playful kittens, you should probably check the policy before getting invested in the property.

Inspect The Amenities For Pets During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Bloomington apartment community

Just as you’d view the gym and pool on your apartment tour, be sure to take a look at the accommodations for pets. Dedicated dog parks give your pooch the room to run off some steam and make new friends. Walking stations with waste disposal bags, trash cans, and communal water bowls keep the community clean. Some apartments even have playdates or discounts on grooming for furry four-legged residents!

Although these accommodations for pets seem great on paper, the true measure of their friendliness to pets is how carefully they’re kept up. If the area for dogs to play is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s more or less unusable. Properties that welcome pets ensure that waste bags are regularly in stock and that the trash cans are emptied regularly. When you arrange your tour of the community in Bloomington, make sure that the pet amenities are maintained as well as the ones for the humans.

Check Out A Number of Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t decide whether a community is pet-friendly or not, be sure to check out reviews on the Bloomington apartment. Many apartment residents see their fur-babies as an important part of the family and have no problem relating the good and the bad of living in a particular community. You might learn that maintenance brings dog treats to give out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the community’s office organizes an adoption day with the humane society. You probably are safe to put those in the pet-friendly category.

These reviews will also reveal the properties that won’t give back deposits at move-out due to pet cleaning, or those who demand exorbitant fees for dogs and cats. Just try not to let a single unfavorable review change your mind, but if you note a lot of irritated pet owners, then you might think about looking at another complex.

City Flats at Renwick Can Be Your New Home In Bloomington For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington, make sure to consider City Flats at Renwick. We’re happy to show you the place where you and your cat or dog can call home. Give us a call at or click on the button below to schedule a tour.  We also offer virtual tours! If you are unable to visit the property, explore our detailed virtual tours.

City Flats at Renwick
2652 East Cathcart St. , Ste. 100
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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City Flats at Renwick
City Flats at Renwick is a luxury apartment community located at E Moores Pike and S Sare Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, City Flats at Renwick is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near College Mall.
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