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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Sylvania

If you own a pet or are looking to get one in the near future, you’ll need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Sylvania.  However, “pet-friendly” can actually be unclear. However, “pet-friendly” isn’t very well defined. Some pet-friendly properties may actually allow you to have a a pet, but only with restrictions on breed or size. While other Sylvania apartment complexes have accommodations for your dog such as designated parks for your dog to play or free waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Sylvania, what criteria should you use to discover the one that perfectly fits your needs?

Begin By Reading Over The Property’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as welcoming to pets as its pet policy. The policy outlines what restrictions you have when renting with a pet. Some pet policies give great flexibility and let you have any pet you’d like. Some place restrictions on the breeds of dogs. Others may put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other policies prohibit dogs completely and only let you have cats or small caged animals.

Few apartments have limits on the types of cat breeds permitted. More common is a policy that has limits on the number of animals that are authorized in a single household. There also might be extra costs connected to your animals, such as more expensive monthly rent or costs for cleaning when you and your pet move out, or a non-refundable pet deposit you have to pay when you move in.

A pet policy with a lot of stipulations doesn’t mean that the apartment isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you fit within the guidelines. But if you have a dog like a Great Dane, or are fostering a litter of playful kittens, you should definitely review the policy before you get invested in the community.

Check The Available Pet Amenities During Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Sylvania apartment community

Just as you would investigate the gym and pool on your apartment tour, be sure to check out the pet amenities. Dedicated dog parks help your pup burn off excess energy and make some new puppy buddies. Stations with bags for waste disposal, garbage cans, and communal water bowls keep the community clean. Some complexes even offer pet playdates or discounts on grooming for residents!

While these accommodations for pets look wonderful on paper, the test of their friendliness to pets is how well they’re cared for. If the dog park is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s basically unusable. Communities that welcome pets make certain that dog poop bags are regularly refilled and that the trash cans are emptied regularly. When you schedule your tour of the complex in Sylvania, make sure that the accommodations for pets are maintained as well as the accommodations for humans.

Read Multiple Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you are unsure whether a community is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Sylvania apartment complex. Many apartment dwellers see their fur-babies as a significant part of their family and willingly share the good and the bad of living in a particular community. You may learn that the maintenance staff comes prepared with dog treats to pass out when entering your apartment for a service call. Or that the complex’s office sets up a pet adoption day with the humane society. You probably are safe to put those in the “friendly to pets” category.

Reviews will also reveal the properties that refuse to refund security deposits due to costs associated with pet cleaning, or the ones who charge exorbitant monthly fees for pets. Just try not to let a single negative opinion affect your decision, but if you note a whole slew of angry dog and cat owners, then you might consider looking elsewhere.

SOMO Flats Can Be Your New Place To Call Home In Sylvania For Both You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Sylvania, be sure to check out SOMO Flats. We’d love to to have you visit the apartment where you and your cat or dog can be happy. Give us a call at (419) 843-0855 or click the schedule a tour button.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you can’t visit the property, explore our virtual tours.

SOMO Flats
6455 Monroe St , Ste 100
SylvaniaOhio 43560
Phone: (419) 843-0855
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SOMO Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street & Monroe Street in Sylvania. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, SOMO is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Harroun Park.
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