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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

May 22, 2020

Apartment with dog

If you own a pet or are looking to bring one home soon, you’re going to need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers.  Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term can be quite vague. Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” isn’t very well defined. Some pet-friendly apartment complexes may really allow you to own a pet, but with breed or size restrictions. Some other Fishers apartments may even offer accommodations for your pet like designated areas for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, what things should you look at to locate the one that is perfect for your needs?

Start Off By Reviewing The Community’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A community is only as welcoming to pets as its pet policy. This policy details the guidelines you must follow concerning pet ownership. Some pet policies give great flexibility and allow you to keep any pet. Some place restrictions on the types of dogs you can keep. Others may put limitations on the size and number of pets. And some other pet policies prohibit dogs entirely and only permit indoor cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

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

A pet policy with a lot of conditions doesn’t necessarily mean that the community isn’t “pet-friendly”—just as long as you and your pet fit the parameters. However, if you own a pet like an American Staffordshire Terrier or a Great Dane, or are caring for a litter of kittens, you should check out the policy before falling in love with a particular community.

Inspect The Available Pet Amenities On Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just as you would investigate the gym and pool on your in-person tour, be sure to look at the amenities for pets. Designated places for your dog to play help your pup get out some energy and make some new puppy buddies. Stations with bags for waste disposal, garbage cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some complexes even set up pet playdates or grooming discounts for furry four-legged residents!

Although these amenities are perfect on paper, the true measure of their friendliness to pets is just how carefully they’re cared for. If the dog park hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s basically useless. Pet-friendly communities make certain that waste disposal bags are always in stock and that the cans aren’t overflowing. When you schedule your in-person tour in Fishers, be sure to notice whether the amenities for pets have the same care as the accommodations for humans.

Check Out Multiple Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you are unsure whether a complex is pet-friendly or not, be sure to check out reviews on the Fishers apartment. Many people who live in apartments consider their pets as part of their family and have no problem sharing stories about their experiences. You may discover that the maintenance staff brings doggie treats to give out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the front office hosts a pet adoption day with the local humane society. You most likely can place those in the “friendly to pets” column.

These reviews will also expose the properties that refuse to refund security deposits due to costs associated with pet cleaning, or the ones who demand excessive rent for dogs and cats. Just don’t let one single negative opinion affect your decision, but if you see a lot of displeased dog or cat owners, then you might consider looking at another complex.

State at Fishers Can Be Your New Home In Fishers For You And Your Pet

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure you check out State at Fishers. We’re happy to to have you visit the perfect place where you and your cat or dog can be happy. Contact us at 463-240-1709 or click the button below to schedule a tour.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If youare not able to visit the property, check out the virtual apartment tours.