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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

If you own a dog or cat or are looking to get one soon, you’ll want to find a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers.  However, the term “pet-friendly” can actually be unclear. However, the “pet-friendly” term doesn’t share the same meaning from complex to complex. Some pet-friendly apartment complexes may actually allow you to have a dog or cat, but only with restrictions on breed or size. While other Fishers apartment complexes might even offer accommodations for your dog such as designated parks for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With such a difference in pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, what criteria should you use to discover the one that fits your needs?

Start Off By Reviewing The Property’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A property is only as friendly to pets as the apartment community’s pet policy. The policy goes over the rules and restrictions concerning pet ownership. Some pet policies are open-ended and allow you to keep any pet you’d like. Some place restrictions on dog breeds. Others might put limitations on how many pets you’re allowed, as well as how much they weigh. And then some pet policies prohibit dogs altogether and only allow you to have housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments limit cat breeds. A pet policy that limits just how many pets are allowed in one apartment is more likely. There are often additional fees associated with your animals, like increased monthly rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-returnable pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t necessarily mean that the property isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you fit within the parameters. However, if you own a pet like an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are caring for a whole lot of playful kittens, you should definitely take a look at the pet policy before you get invested in a particular community.

Inspect The Available Pet Amenities On Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just as you’d inspect the gym and pool on your tour, be sure to take a look at the pet amenities. Designated places for your dog to play help your pup get out some energy and make new friends. Walking stations with disposal bags, trash cans, and water bowls keep the community clean. Some properties even offer organized pet playdates or grooming discounts for their four-legged residents!

Although these amenities look great on paper, the measure of their friendliness to pets is how well they’re kept up. If the dog park is overflowing with weeds or brambles, then it’s more or less useless. Pet-friendly properties ensure that dog poop bags are always refilled and that the cans aren’t overflowing. Basically, when you schedule your tour of the property in Fishers, make sure that the amenities for pets are maintained as well as the human amenities.

Read Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t decide whether a community is friendly to pets or not, take a look at reviews on the Fishers apartment community. Many apartment dwellers consider their pets as an important part of their family and like to share stories about their experiences. You might learn that the maintenance staff carries treats to pass out during service calls. Or that the complex’s office organizes a pet adoption day with the local humane society. You most likely can place those in the pet-friendly column.

These reviews will also reveal the communities that won’t refund security deposits at move-out due to cleaning costs, or the ones who charge an inordinate amount of rent for pets. Try not to let one single unfavorable review affect your decision, but if you see a lot of disgruntled dog and cat owners, then you might think about looking at another community.

The District at Saxony Apartment Homes Would Be A Great New Place To Call Home In Fishers For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure to take a look at The District at Saxony Apartment Homes. We’re glad to show you the place where you and your cat or dog can be happy. Contact us at 317-576-3057 or select the button below to schedule a tour.  We also have detailed virtual tours! If you are unable to visit the property, explore the virtual apartment tours.

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