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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Bloomington

If you own a pet or are looking to get one in the near future, you’ll need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington.  Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” can seem a bit misleading. However, “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from community to community. Some pet-friendly properties may really allow you to have a a pet, but place limits on the breed or size. While other Bloomington apartment communities offer additional accommodations for your pet like designated dog parks or free waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Bloomington, what criteria should you use to discover one that fits your needs?

Start By Looking At The Apartment’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as friendly to dogs and cats as the apartment community’s pet policy. The policy details the rules and restrictions when renting with a pet. Some policies offer great flexibility and let you have any pet you’d like. Some place restrictions on the breeds of dogs. Others might place limits on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other pet policies prohibit dogs completely and only let you have indoor cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments limit cat breeds. More common is a policy that limits the number of animals that are allowed in a single apartment. There also might be increased charges connected to having a pet, such as more expensive monthly rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t mean that the property isn’t friendly to animals—provided you fit within the parameters. But if you have a pet like an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are caring for a whole bunch of playful kittens, you should check the policy before falling in love with a particular community.

Check The Amenities For Pets During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Bloomington apartment community

Just as you would inspect the gym on your tour, be sure to check out the accommodations for pets. Designated dog parks help your pooch burn off excess energy and give you a place where they can socialize. Frequent walking stations with disposal bags, garbage cans, and water bowls keep the community clean. Some properties even have organized pet playdates or grooming discounts for their four-legged residents!

Even though these accommodations for pets are perfect on paper, the test of their pet-friendliness is just how well they’re maintained. If the place for dogs to play is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s more or less useless. Pet-friendly complexes make certain that waste bags are regularly in stock and that the trash cans don’t overflow. When you arrange your tour of the complex in Bloomington, be sure to note whether the pet amenities are as well-cared for as the ones for the humans.

Take A Look At A Number of Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you are unsure whether a community is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Bloomington apartment. Many apartment dwellers view their dogs or cats as a significant part of their family and have no problem relating their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You may discover that maintenance brings dog treats to pass out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the complex’s office hosts an adoption event with the humane society. You probably can mark those down in the pet-friendly column.

Reviews will also reveal the complexes that refuse to give back deposits when you move out due to cleaning costs, or the ones who impose an inordinate amount of fees for dogs and cats. Just try not to let a single unflattering opinion change your mind, but if you notice a trend of disgruntled dog and cat owners, then you may think about looking at another property.

City Flats on Walnut Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Place To Call Home In Bloomington For Both You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington, be sure to consider City Flats on Walnut. We’re glad to let you tour the perfect place where both you and your pet can be comfortable. Contact us at 812-578-8827 or click on the button below to schedule a tour.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you can’t make it to the property, check out our detailed virtual tours.

City Flats on Walnut
700 N. Walnut St.
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City Flats on Walnut
City Flats on Walnut is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Walnut St. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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