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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Carmel

If you have a dog or cat or are looking to get one in the near future, you are going to want to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel.  Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” can seem a bit fuzzy. However, the “pet-friendly” term doesn’t share the same meaning from property to property. Some pet-friendly apartment complexes may actually give you the option to have a a pet, but with breed or size restrictions. While other Carmel apartment complexes might even have accommodations for your dog like designated dog parks or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Carmel, what things should you look at to discover one that is perfect for your needs?

Begin By Reading Over The Apartment’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A property is only as friendly to dogs and cats as the apartment community’s pet policy. This policy details the rules and restrictions in regard to pet ownership. Some policies give great flexibility and permit you to keep any pet you’d like. Some place restrictions on the breeds of dogs. Others might place limits on how many pets you’re allowed, as well as how much they weigh. And some other pet policies prohibit dogs completely and only let you have indoor cats or small animals such as hamsters.

Few apartments place limits on the types of cat breeds allowed. It’s more common for a community to have a policy that places restrictions on just how many animals are permitted in a single household. There also might be increased costs connected to your animals, such as higher rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-returnable pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of conditions doesn’t mean that the community isn’t “pet-friendly”—just as long as you and your pet fit the parameters. However, if you have a dog like an American Staffordshire Terrier or a Great Dane, or are fostering a litter of playful kittens, you should check the policy before you get invested in a particular community.

Inspect The Available Pet Amenities During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Carmel apartment community

Just like you’d investigate the gym and pool on your tour, be sure to check the pet amenities. Dedicated areas for your dog to play give your pup the room to burn off excess energy and make new friends. Walking stations with waste disposal bags, garbage cans, and communal water bowls help maintain the community. Some apartments even offer organized pet playdates or discounts on grooming for furry four-legged residents!

Although these amenities for pets seem wonderful on paper, the actual measure of their pet-friendliness is how carefully they are kept up. If the area for dogs to play is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s basically useless. Pet-friendly communities make certain that dog poop bags are consistently available and that the trash cans aren’t overflowing. When you schedule your in-person tour in Carmel, be sure to note whether the amenities for pets are as well-cared for as the accommodations for humans.

Take A Look At Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t determine whether an apartment is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to check out reviews on the Carmel apartment complex. Many apartment dwellers view their pets as part of their family and willingly share stories about their experiences. You might learn that maintenance brings dog treats to hand out during service calls. Or that the community’s office organizes an adoption day with the humane society. You most likely can place those in the pet-friendly column.

Apartment reviews will also reveal the communities that refuse to return security deposits at move-out due to costs associated with pet cleaning, or those who charge an inordinate amount of fees for pets. Try not to let one single unfavorable opinion change your mind, but if you note a whole mob of angry pet owners, then you may consider looking at another complex.

Midtown Flats Can Be Your New Place To Call Home In Carmel For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel, make sure to consider Midtown Flats. We’re glad to let you tour the apartment where both you and your pet can be comfortable. Give us a call at (317) 597-4596 or select the button below to schedule a tour.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you can’t come in for a visit, explore our detailed virtual tours.

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