1. Speak to Your Landlord: It is important to speak to your landlord before bringing a pet into a rental. Make sure that your landlord is aware of the pet and that they are comfortable with it. Your landlord may require a pet deposit or pet fee in order to keep the pet in the rental.
2. Make Sure You Can Afford a Pet: Owning a pet can be expensive and you should make sure that you are able to afford the cost of pet ownership. This includes pet food, veterinary care, grooming, and other pet-related expenses.
3. Be a Responsible Pet Owner: If you are a pet owner in a rental, it is important to be a responsible pet owner. This means picking up after your pet, making sure that the pet does not cause any damage to the rental, and following all other pet-related rules that your landlord has set.
4. Respect Your Neighbors: If you have neighbors in the rental, it is important to respect their wishes and to keep your pet from being a nuisance. Make sure to keep your pet from barking too much and to keep the pet from entering other tenants’ private space.
5. Keep the Rental Clean: Make sure to keep more pet hair and mess under control to avoid attracting pests and keep the rental clean. Vacuum and sweep regularly and use pet-safe cleaning products to keep the rental free of pet odors.