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The holiday season is a time of love, family and joy, and few things personify that like the affection you get from a pet. Dogs and cats are humans’ best friends and many people see the holidays as a time to bring a cute and cuddly family member into their lives. Who wouldn’t want to wake up Christmas morning to …

The holidays are a joyful and exciting time of year—but unfortunately, the season brings with it a host of hazards that could harm our furry friends! As you pull out stockings, hang lights and shop for presents, take some time to hazard-proof your apartment for your pets. Here are hazards to eliminate in order to have a pet-friendly apartment come …

By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   As a renter with dogs, you probably know that there is a big difference between pet friendly and pet tolerant. If you’re having trouble finding a dog-friendly apartment, you’re not alone. In fact, 83 percent of renters have had difficulty finding a pet-friendly apartment, according to a Rent.com survey. One thing that can help …

By Niccole Schreck, Rent.com Bringing a new puppy home to your apartment is an exciting occasion—you’re getting another best friend, after all! However, making your apartment safe for your new puppy does require quite a bit of preparation. Failing to prepare could result in damage to your rental, which could mean losing your security deposit. In fact, 10 percent of …

By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Large dogs can live successfully and happily in an apartment if you do it the right way. Help ensure a positive rental experience for you and your larger furry friend with these tips. Find the Right Neighborhood Some neighborhoods are more dog-friendly than others. Before you start your apartment search, make sure you choose …

BY NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   For humans, the summer season usually means enjoying the sun with barbeques, the beach and family vacations. But as temperatures increase, it’s important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy. Remember, while you get to wear shorts and tank tops, your dogs are covered with a coat …

By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Renters are pet lovers, too—but according to a recent Rent.com survey, 83% of renters surveyed said they have had some difficulty finding an apartment due to no-pet policies. So, before you adopt a pet, be sure to read your lease and check with your landlord to see what restrictions are in place. Some apartment …

NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don’t worry—training your pup to live …

NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   Once you have found the perfect new home for you and your furry friend, you’ll want to make it as comfortable as possible. According to a Rent.com survey, 12% of renters have actually moved into another apartment because their pet was unhappy in their original home. So even if your dog isn’t a King Charles Spaniel, …

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