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A place to live with my cat

Finding a home for you and your pet(s) can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a few ideas to make it easier to look for pet-friendly housing for you and your furry friend(s).

Be a good pet-owning renter

Give yourself enough time to find the right pet-friendly rental. They are out there.

Consider paying a higher security deposit. Reassure the landlord that your pet has not been destructive in the past, or if she or he has, explain how you handled it.

Show that you are a responsible pet owner. Provide a letter of reference from your current landlord verifying that you are a responsible pet owner or a letter from your veterinarian stating that your pet receives proper medical care.

Get it in writing that your landlord agreed to allow you to keep a pet in your new apartment.

Do not try to sneak your pet into your new apartment. This could result in breaking your rental agreement and losing the apartment.

Click here for some great tips to help you convince your landlord you and your cat will be great tenants.

Other resources to find pet-friendly housing

apartmentguide.com
apartmentlist.com
donotrent.com (rental reviews written by tenants)
homeproperties.com
hotpads.com
livelovely.com
myapartmentmap.com
mycheapapartments.com
peoplewithpets.com
portlandpooch.com
rentbits.com
rent.com
rent.net

These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.