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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Carmel

If you own a dog or cat or are looking to get one in the near future, you’re going to need to locate a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel.  Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term can seem a bit misleading. However, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t necessarily have a concrete definition. Some pet-friendly communities might really give you the option to have a a pet, but only with restrictions on breed or size. Other Carmel apartments offer accommodations for your dog such as dedicated parks for your dog to play or provided waste disposal bags.

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

Start Off By Reviewing The Community’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A property is only as friendly to dogs and cats as the pet policy. The pet policy details what restrictions you have concerning pet ownership. Some pet policies offer great flexibility and permit you to have any pet you’d like. Some have restrictions on the types of dogs you can keep. Others may put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other pet policies ban dogs entirely and only allow you to have indoor cats or small caged animals.

Very few apartments place limits on the types of cat breeds allowed. It’s more common to have a pet policy that limits how many animals are permitted in a single household. There are often additional charges associated with having a pet, like higher 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 necessarily mean that the apartment isn’t “pet-friendly”—just as long as you fit within the guidelines. However, if you own a dog such as a Great Dane, or are fostering a litter of playful kittens, you should check the pet policy before falling in love with a particular community.

Check The Available Pet Amenities During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Carmel apartment community

Just like you would investigate the pool on your apartment tour, be sure to look at the pet amenities. Dedicated areas for your dog to play help your doggie run off some steam and make some new puppy buddies. Frequent walking stations with disposal bags, garbage cans, and communal water bowls keep the community clean. Some properties even offer organized pet playdates or discounts on grooming for their four-legged residents!

While these accommodations for pets seem wonderful on paper, the actual test of their pet-friendliness is just how well they’re cared for. If the place for dogs to play hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s more or less useless. Properties that welcome pets ensure that waste bags are always available and that the cans are emptied regularly. Basically, when you set up your apartment tour in Carmel, be sure to notice whether the amenities for pets are as well-cared for as the ones for the human residents.

Read Multiple Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t decide whether an apartment is pet-friendly or not, explore the reviews on the Carmel apartment. Many apartment dwellers consider their fur-babies as part of the family and willingly share their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You may learn that the maintenance staff brings doggie treats to pass out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the community’s office sets up a pet adoption event with the humane society. You most likely can place those in the “friendly to pets” column.

Apartment reviews will also tell you of the landlords that refuse to return security deposits at move-out due to pet cleaning, or those who demand exorbitant monthly fees for pets. Try not to let a single unflattering review affect your decision, but if you see a whole mob of displeased dog or cat owners, then you may think about looking at another community.

One One Six Apartments Would Be A Great New Place In Carmel For Both You And Your Pet

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel, be sure to take a look at One One Six Apartments. We’d love to to have you visit the apartment where you and your pet can be comfortable. Just give us a call at 317-350-1941 or click the schedule a tour button.  We also have virtual tours available! If you are unable to come in for a visit, check out our virtual tours.

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