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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Bloomington

If you own a four-legged friend or are looking to bring one home soon, you are going to want to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington.  Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term can be quite vague. Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from community to community. Some pet-friendly communities may actually allow you to own a dog or cat, but place restrictions on breed or size. While other Bloomington apartment complexes may even offer additional accommodations for your dog such as designated parks for your dog to play or complimentary waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Bloomington, how do you discover the one that fits your needs?

Start Off By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A community is only as friendly to pets as the pet policy. The pet policy goes over the guidelines you must follow when renting with a pet. Some pet policies offer great flexibility and allow you to have any pet you want. Some don’t allow certain dog breeds. Others might put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other policies ban dogs entirely and only let you have cats or small caged animals.

Very few apartments have restrictions on the types of cat breeds allowed. It’s more common for a community to have a pet policy that has limits on how many animals are permitted in one apartment. There are often increased charges connected to your pets, like higher rent or cleaning costs after move-out, or a non-returnable pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t necessarily mean that the property isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you fit the parameters. However, if you own a dog like a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are parents to a litter of playful kittens, you should definitely check out the pet policy before signing the lease with a particular community.

Inspect The Amenities For Pets On Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Bloomington apartment community

Just as you would inspect the gym on your in-person tour, be sure to check out the pet amenities. Designated areas for your dog to play give your pup the chance to run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Walking stations with bags for waste disposal, trash cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some properties even have pet playdates or grooming discounts for their four-legged residents!

Although these amenities for pets are great on paper, the true test of their friendliness to pets is just how carefully they’re maintained. If the place for dogs to play is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s more or less unusable. Pet-friendly communities make certain that waste bags are regularly refilled and that the cans are emptied regularly. Basically, when you schedule your tour of the community in Bloomington, be sure to notice whether the amenities for pets are as well-cared for as the accommodations for humans.

Check Out Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you are unsure whether a complex is pet-friendly or not, take a look at reviews on the Bloomington apartment. Many apartment dwellers consider their dogs or cats as a significant part of the family and have no problem relating stories about their experiences. You might discover that maintenance comes prepared with dog treats to hand out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the community’s office organizes a pet adoption event with the humane society. You most likely can place those in the pet-friendly column.

These reviews will also reveal the communities that refuse to give back security deposits at move-out due to costs associated with pet cleaning, or the ones who demand an inordinate amount of rent for dogs and cats. Just don’t let one negative opinion sway you, but if you note a trend of irritated dog or cat owners, then you might think about looking elsewhere.

Echo Park Bloomington Can Be Your New Home In Bloomington For You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington, be sure to consider Echo Park Bloomington. We’d love to to have you visit the perfect place where you and your cat or dog can be happy. Just call at 812-578-7394 or click the button below to schedule a tour.  We also have virtual tours! If you are unable to make it to the property, check out our detailed virtual tours.

Echo Park Bloomington
2780 S Walnut Street Pike
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
Phone: 812-578-7394
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Echo Park Bloomington
Echo Park Bloomington Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at E Winslow Rd and Walnut Pike in Bloomington. Operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near downtown Bloomington.
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