What’s the Best City for Pet Owners Who Rent?
Digested from “America's Most Pet-Friendly Rental Markets”
The Motley Fool (5/12/15) McLaughlin, Ralph
A study on local pet services as well as pet allowances, deposits, fees and rents in the 25 largest rental markets indicates that pet lovers should stick primarily to the West Coast. The top three markets for pet-friendly landlords, low pet fees and ample services are San Francisco, Seattle and Denver. Other cities likely to welcome dogs and cats into apartment communities are Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon.
The least pet-friendly markets? Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Houston; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; and Miami.
The study also indicates that apartment communities are more open to housing cats than dogs, with small dogs preferred, when allowed. Renters with big dogs will have a difficult time finding a home, as only 4 percent of rental listings nationwide allow large canines.