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Cats Allowed

Cats Allowed

Find Cat Friendly Apartments in Tampa

If you find the sound of your cat purring to be more soothing than rain on a window or waves crashing at the beach, then finding an apartment in Tampa that allows cats will probably be at the top of your list. Use the tools on this page and throughout RentTampaBay to help you find the perfect new home for you and your little fur ball!

Before your rent, find out about your apartment’s pet policies. Some apartments allow cats, and some don’t. Most apartments in Tampa that allow cats will require some kind of a pet deposit, part of which may be refundable. An apartment complex may also have rules about how much your cat can weigh. It is best to ask questions sooner rather than later. Even if you don’t currently own a cat, you should find out about your future apartment’s cat policies in case you later decide you want one.

Most cats are animals that enjoy watching you from high perches, so finding a home with space for your cat to lounge around is important. Many cats enjoy ‘cat condos’, which give them space to scratch, play, climb, sleep, and observe you. If you have any special furniture like this for your kitty, it will be important to find a place with room for both your belongings and your cat’s. You may also want to look for nice windowsills for your cat to perch on.

While you are moving, remember that any cat may be confused in a new place, so try to minimize their stress when you move. Place their litter box in a quiet area, like your bathroom or a closet for a few days after you move. Give your cat a few days to adjust to your new cat friendly Tampa apartment. During this transitional time, your cat may act strangely. Try to keep your cat confined to areas where they can’t damage much, because you will be responsible for any of their damage. Spend time with your cat after you move into your new cat friendly apartment in Tampa to help lessen their confusion. They need to know that you are still the same loving owner, just in a different spot.

After you move, you may want to tuck away the cords of your blinds so your cat won’t bat them around and possibly slice a hole in your blinds. Look for other new things that may attract your cat. Cords, breakables, plants, new furniture, and windows should all be checked as you move in. Your cat will want to explore their new space, and you should make sure that they can do so safely.

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