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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in West Lafayette

If you have a pet or are looking to bring one home in a couple of months, you’re going to need to locate a pet-friendly apartment in West Lafayette.  However, the term “pet-friendly” can seem quite vague. However, “pet-friendly” doesn’t necessarily have a concrete definition. Some pet-friendly communities might really allow you to have a a pet, but place restrictions on breed or size. While other West Lafayette apartments have accommodations for your dog such as designated dog parks or provided waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in West Lafayette, what criteria should you use to discover the one that perfectly fits you and your pet?

Start Off By Reviewing The Community’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

An apartment is only as friendly to dogs and cats as its pet policy. This policy goes over the guidelines you must follow in regard to pet ownership. Some policies offer great flexibility and let you have any pet you’d like. Some don’t allow certain the breeds of dogs. Others might place limits on the number of pets, size or weight. And then some pet policies prohibit dogs entirely and only allow you to have housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Few apartments place restrictions on the types of cat breeds permitted. A policy that places restrictions on the number of pets permitted in a single apartment is usually much more likely. There also might be additional costs associated with your pets, like more expensive monthly rent or cleaning costs after move-out, or a non-refundable pet deposit you have to pay at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t automatically mean that the apartment isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you fit the parameters. However, if you have a dog such as a Great Dane or an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are parents to a litter of tiny kittens, you should definitely carefully read over the policy before falling in love with a particular complex.

Inspect The Amenities For Pets During Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our West Lafayette apartment community

Just like you would investigate the pool on your in-person tour, make sure to look at the pet accommodations. Designated areas for your dog to play give your doggie the opportunity to run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Walking stations with disposal bags, garbage cans, and water bowls keep the community clean. Some properties even set up pet playdates or grooming discounts for residents!

While these accommodations for pets look perfect on paper, the true measure of their pet-friendliness is how carefully they are cared for. If the dog park is covered with weeds and brambles, then it’s more or less unusable. Pet-friendly communities make sure that waste bags are regularly in stock and that the trash cans don’t overflow. When you arrange your tour of the community in West Lafayette, make sure that the amenities for pets are as well-cared for as the human accommodations.

Take A Look At Multiple Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t decide whether an apartment is friendly to pets or not, check out reviews on the West Lafayette apartment complex. Many people who live in apartments see their pets as an important part of the family and have no problem sharing their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You may discover that maintenance carries treats to give out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the complex’s office hosts an adoption event with the humane society. You most likely can chalk those up in the “friendly to pets” category.

Apartment reviews will also tell you of the communities that will not return deposits when you move out because of pet cleaning, or the ones who charge an inordinate amount of monthly fees for dogs and cats. Try not to let a single negative opinion change your mind, but if you see a lot of angry pet owners, then you may want to look at another apartment.

The Ivy Towns and Flats Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Home In West Lafayette For Both You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in West Lafayette, make sure to check out The Ivy Towns and Flats. We’re glad to let you tour the apartment where both you and your pet can be comfortable. Just call at 765-300-4521 or select the schedule a tour button below.  We also have virtual tours! If youare not able to make it to the property, check out our virtual tours.

The Ivy Towns and Flats
1900 Foxglove Way
West LafayetteIndiana 47906
Phone: 765-300-4521
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The Ivy Towns and Flats
The Ivy Towns and Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Sagamore Pkwy W and Cumberland Ave. in West Lafayette. Owned and managed 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 any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Purdue University.
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