Dogs Allowed

Dogs Allowed

Find Dog Friendly Apartments in Tampa Bay

If you are a dog owner, finding a place to live that will treat your pooch well is an important part of apartment-hunting. Some apartments won’t allow any dogs to live on their site, and of course, these apartments are out of the question for those who love their dogs. Others will allow dogs to live in their apartments, which is the place to start for dog owners. Many Tampa apartments allow dogs because they understand that your dog is a part of your family, too. Use RentTampaBay's unique search tools to find your perfect Tampa Bay apartment that allows dogs.

Most apartments in Tampa will charge a fee for dog owners. This is usually called a ‘pet deposit’. This deposit may be refundable in part or whole for tenants whose dogs are well behaved and do not destroy anything in the apartment. It is important to make sure that your dog is house-trained before moving into your new home. Even apartment complexes in Tampa that allow dogs will not be happy if your pet has accidents on their floor, and the cost to replace any damage your dog does will come from you. Before you are approved for a Tampa apartment that allows dogs, the apartment complex may need to know your dog’s breed, age, and weight, because some places have restrictions based on these characteristics.

Most dogs will need to have a space to run around, play fetch, and potentially meet other canine friends wherever you live. Many dog friendly Tampa apartments offer some fun areas for your dog, such as a fenced in dog park area, screened-in porch areas, fenced-in dog runs, and of course, complimentary doggie bags to clean up after your dog!

Some dog breeds will do better living in small areas than others. Large dogs that need a lot of space to move in and high-energy dogs (especially puppies) that need to be active for several hours may not do well when they are cooped up in a small living area for most of the day. If you do have a dog that needs plenty of exercise, make sure to take time to walk, run, and play with your dog outside as much as possible.

Even if you do not currently have a dog, you may want to consider that this could change. You may find you are lonely and want the companionship of a canine, or,if you have a roommate, they might decide that they really miss their childhood family dog, and come home with a puppy one day. You should at the very least find out what your future Tampa apartment’s dog policies are, in case you find that you would like to have a dog in the future. RentTampaBay offers unique search tools that make finding Tampa Apartments that allow dogs a breeze!

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