What to Know Before You Get a Pet For Your Apartment


Before you rush into getting a pet for your apartment, make sure you’re following the right steps and are properly prepared.

Having a pet in your apartment is a great way to give yourself some extra comfort and have something to really look forward to when you get home. With that in mind, having a pet isn’t always right for apartment dwellers: if you don’t have enough space, room for a larger dog may not be available, or you may live with someone who is allergic, or your apartment complex may not even allow pets. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t get a pet if you live in an apartment, just that it’s important to be aware of all of the considerations. Let’s take a look at everything you ought to know before getting a pet for your apartment.

What Does Your Apartment Allow?

First and foremost, before asking anything else, it’s important that you know whether or not you’re even allowed to have a pet. Different landlords and leasing agencies will all have different policies regarding what kinds of animals are allowed, what sizes of animals are acceptable, and even what kinds of breeds are allowed. It’s important to make sure that your pet meets whatever requirements exist and that if there’s a pet fee in place, you and the property owner have communicated about how that will be paid. Here at the Apartments of Wildewood, we request that you speak to a manager before getting a pet for approval so we can all be on the same page.

What About Anyone You Live With?

If you have family members or roommates, it’s important to be on the same page about getting a pet. Animals have a whole lot of needs—from a financial standpoint to required attention and things like getting walked or being played with. It’s no fun having an understimulated pet who ends up acting out as a result. Everyone in your apartment should feel comfortable with a pet and not have any allergies that could cause problems.

Is Having a Pet Right For Your Situation?

Do you have time to take care of a pet? Do you plan on being able to own a pet for the duration of its life? It’s not a good idea to adopt a pet that you plan on not being able to keep so it’s important to be sure that you’re in a financial and life position to be able to. Giving adequate attention to your pet is critical as well as being able to afford regular vet visits, food, and toys!

The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!

At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!

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