Renting with Pets

By East Harlem Insurance Brokerage February 12, 2022

Renting with pets can sometimes be tricky, especially because so many apartments and rental homes have strict rules.

If you’re on the hunt for a new rental, here’s what you should look for to ensure you and your pet are comfortable. Here are some tips from The Humane Society of the United States.

Show off your pet's best qualities

  • Create a “resume” for your pet that includes a photo, favorite activities, certifications, and even a short adoption story. Extras could include a letter of reference from a current or most recent landlord, written proof that your dog has completed a training class, and a letter from the vet showing your pet is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. This sample pet resume (PDF) may spark ideas.
  • Invite landlords to meet your pet.
  • Be prepared and willing to pay a reasonable extra amount in rent or pay a refundable pet deposit.

Please note: When dealing with any landlord-tenant issue, seek professional legal assistance. The materials provided here are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.