How to Thrive in Our Pet-Friendly Apartments: A Guide for New Renters and Apartment Seekers

Moving into a new apartment is always an exciting adventure, especially when you get to bring along your furry friends! At our pet-friendly apartment community, we welcome both you and your pets with open arms. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know to make your and your pet’s stay as enjoyable as possible. This guide is for all new renters and apartment seekers who love their pets and want to live in harmony with them in their new homes.

Understanding Our Pet Policy

Apartments in Thompson’s Station A white kitten relaxing on top of a pair of shoes at Sanctuary Bluff Apartments in Thompson’s StationFirst things first – understanding our pet policy is crucial. We pride ourselves on being a pet-friendly community, but we also have to ensure the safety and comfort of all residents. Here’s a breakdown of our policy:

Breed Restrictions

While we love all dogs, certain breeds that are identified as aggressive by the National Center for Disease Control are restricted. This list is not exhaustive but includes:

  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Rottweilers
  • German Shepherds
  • Malamutes
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Chow Chows
  • Great Danes
  • Saint Bernards
  • Wolf-Dog Hybrids
  • Husky-Type and Alaskan Malamutes

Age, Weight, and Height

We have no weight or height limit for your pet, but we do require that they be at least one year or older, ensuring they’re mature enough to adapt to a new living environment.

Health Documentation

A man is sitting on the location with his dog.Before approval, we’ll need some information on your pet to maintain the well-being of our community:

  • Vet Records: Provide documentation showing your pet is current on vaccinations from a licensed professional.
  • Pictures of Your Pet: Help us get to know your pet by uploading pictures to our pet screening link.
  • Renter’s Insurance: Show proof of renter’s insurance that includes liability coverage.

Pre-Move-In Visit

We request a community visit with your pet prior to your move-in date to ensure a good fit within the community and to take a photograph of your pet for our records.

Living with Pets: Tips and Tricks

Routine is Key

Pets thrive on routine. Establish regular times for meals, walks, and play. This helps prevent accidents and anxious behavior.

Exercise and Socialization

Take advantage of local dog parks or walking paths in the community where your pets can socialize and burn off energy. Remember to keep them on a leash unless you’re in a designated off-leash area.

Respect Your Neighbors

Always be considerate of neighbors who may not be as fond of pets. Keep your pet quiet during early morning or late evening hours and always pick up after them.

Pet-Proof Your Apartment

Just like you’d baby-proof a house, make sure to pet-proof your new place. Keep toxic plants, dangerous foods, and small objects out of reach to protect your pet.

Create a Cozy Nook

Give your pet a comfortable resting area that they can call their own. This can help minimize anxiety and keep them relaxed when you’re not at home.

We know that your pet is part of your family, and we’re thrilled to accommodate them. By understanding and following our pet policy, and by being a responsible pet owner, you can ensure that living in our community with your pet is a positive experience for everyone involved. Welcome home to you and your loyal companions!

Remember to check in with our community manager if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can do to help you and your pet get settled. Here’s to many happy years at your new pet-friendly home!

For more information on the community and our policies, visit our website or contact our leasing office. We’re here to make your move as seamless as possible, for you and your furry friends alike.