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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Indianapolis

If you own a dog or cat or are thinking about getting one in the near future, you’re going to need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Indianapolis.  Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” can be unclear. However, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t necessarily have a concrete definition. Some pet-friendly apartments may really allow you to have a dog or cat, but place restrictions on breed or size. Other Indianapolis apartments may even have additional accommodations for your pet such as designated dog parks or provided waste disposal bags.

With such a difference in pet-friendly apartments in Indianapolis, how do you find one that perfectly fits you and your pet?

Start Off By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as friendly to pets as the apartment community’s pet policy. This policy outlines the rules and restrictions concerning pet ownership. Some policies are open-ended and permit you to own any pet you’d like. Some don’t allow certain the breeds of dogs. Others might put limitations on the size and number of pets. And then some pet policies ban dogs entirely and only allow you to have housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments have limits on cat breeds. It’s more common to have a policy that places restrictions on just how many animals are permitted in a single household. There are often increased fees associated with your pets, like more expensive monthly rent or cleaning costs when you and your pet move out, or a non-refundable pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t mean that the complex isn’t “pet-friendly”—just as long as you and your pet fit within the guidelines. But if you have a pet such as a Great Dane, or are parents to a whole bunch of playful kittens, you should check out the policy before signing the lease with a particular community.

Check The Available Pet Amenities On Your Apartment Tour

Picture of dog park in our Indianapolis apartment community

Just as you’d investigate the gym on your tour, make sure to take a look at the pet amenities. Designated areas for your dog to play help your pup run off some steam and make new friends. Walking stations with disposal bags, garbage cans, and water bowls keep the community clean. Some apartments even offer playdates or discounts on grooming for furry four-legged residents!

Although these amenities for pets are perfect on paper, the measure of their friendliness to pets is how well they’re maintained. If the place for dogs to play is overflowing with weeds or brambles, then it’s more or less unusable. Properties that welcome pets make certain that waste bags are consistently refilled and that the trash cans don’t overflow. When you arrange your tour of the community in Indianapolis, be sure to notice whether the accommodations for pets are maintained as well as the amenities for humans.

Take A Look At A Number of Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t decide whether a property is friendly to pets or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Indianapolis apartment complex. Many apartment dwellers consider their fur-babies as part of the family and like to share their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You might find out that maintenance carries treats to pass out during service calls. Or that the office hosts a pet adoption day with the local humane society. You probably can mark those down in the pet-friendly column.

Apartment reviews will also be able to tell you of the complexes that refuse to give back security deposits because of pet cleaning, or those who charge an inordinate amount of rent for dogs and cats. Just don’t let one negative opinion change your mind, but if you notice a whole mob of dissatisfied dog or cat owners, then you might consider looking elsewhere.

The Waverley Apartments Would Be A Great New Place In Indianapolis For Both You And Your Pet

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Indianapolis, be sure to check out The Waverley Apartments. We’re happy to to have you visit the place where both you and your pet can call home. Just call at 317-800-7017 or click the schedule a tour button.  We also offer virtual tours available! If you can’t come in for a visit, take a look at our virtual tours.

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The Waverley Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at S East St. and E Georgia St. in Indianapolis. by the J.C. Hart Company, The Waverley is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near downtown Indianapolis.
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