Pet Friendly Apartments in Austin
My dog weighs over 60 pounds.
Almost all Austin apartments are dog and cat friendly. But, all but a few apartments have weight and breed restrictions. I keep all that on a database and can easily find an apartment for you and your pet...even if he/she weighs 200 pounds.
I have three dogs!
Austin rentals will only work with 2 pets. I have found apartments in Austin for people with 3 even 4 dogs. But its totally at the managers discretion. Call me and I'll see if someone is working with that today.
They told me my dog was considered an aggressive breed!
Aggressive breeds are typically Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Wolf Hybrids, German Shepherds, Dobermans and Chows. Mastiffs and Akitas are also considered aggressive in many properties. If its a mix and looks like a pit, they will consider it a pit. A few Austin apartments also have restrictions on Boxers. I have a number of Austin apartments that are breed friendly. Some properties will take a German Shepherd, but not a Chow. Other properties will do a pet interview. No property can deny you if its a service dog, however you must prove it. Call me and I'll let you know who will work with you and your dog.
Can I break up the pet deposit into installments!
Many Austin apartments will allow you to pay out your pet deposit. Usually in two or three installments. There are however,apartments in Austin that want the pet fee up front. Typically a portion of the fee is non-refundable. I'll let you know before we go looking.
I have a dog and a cat!
Typically deposits are around $300.00 per animal. Usually the bigger the deposit the more likely they are to make arrangements. Half of your deposit is usually non-refundable. I'll let you know in advance.
What about my aquarium! Oh....and my bird?
Enjoy them ...no pet fee, no weight limit, no breed restrictions.
I have a Ferret, Mongoose, Lizard, Mouse, Turtle,
Rabbit,Snake, or other exotic critter!
I rarely run across exotic breeds. In all likelihood its because nobody thinks to ask about it. Which is probably a good idea. Austin apartments hate Ferrets for some reason. Most exotics are caged or live in an aquarium. Normally its not a problem. If you have a ten foot Boa constrictor, I assure you, they will want to know about it.
The service cat!
I guess the Egyptions were on to something. It's called Cat Therapy today and a letter from your Doctor can get your cat in with no deposit. Expect some raised eyebrows and a "Uhhhh...I'll have to talk to my manager "response, but so far no problem. Call me in advance and don't forget the letter.
For the most part, there are no longer any apartments that will work with a Pit Bull in North Austin. However occasionally some will make exceptions. Call us to help you find one. Austin apartments are very pet friendly. Almost every property in town will work with your dog or cat. But they take weight and especially breed very seriously. I have a list of properties that have no weight limit for large dogs. Aggressive breeds are another matter. Here there are legal liabilities and very few will work with you. Of course I know where they are but your choices will be very limited.