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Are Your Pet Policies Giving Renters “Paws” When Deciding Where to Live?

Are Your Pet Policies Giving Renters “Paws” When Deciding Where to Live?

Pets bring unconditional love and affection into the lives of millions of Americans, and whether an apartment community permits pets can clearly become a deal breaker for many renters. There has been a nearly 30% spike in pet ownership among renters over the past two years, according to a recent survey by Apartments.com. Despite this surge in pet-owning renters, many indicted they still faced difficulty finding an apartment that allowed their four-legged friend.

The good news for these renters is increased demand is driving new apartment construction to accommodate the needs of pet owners, especially in urban centers. Some of the innovative spaces and luxury amenities being offered include pet spas, rooftop walks, pet decks, washing stations and outdoor dog runs.

With nine out of 10 renters saying pet policies play a deciding role in where they choose to live, how will your pet policies and amenities keep pace with the needs of this important and growing segment of renters?

For more survey results, check out the infograph below.

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