Tips for Renting with a Dog

Tips for Renting with a DogAs many people are aware, renting with a dog can be challenging. Not only do many residences place restrictions on breeds, but many places don’t allow dogs at all. While this may make your search that much more difficult, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Once you’ve found somewhere to accommodate both you and your four-legged friend, heed the following tips in order to ensure your time in your new home is peaceful. Furthermore, be sure to protect your belongings with a comprehensive Norwich Renters Insurance policy.

Arguably the most important step for renting with a pet is to pick up after them. If not, neighbors will most likely file a complaint and start to dislike you. If your dog suffers from separation anxiety or has a habit of barking, try not to leave your pet alone for extended periods of time. Consider hiring a dog walker to check in on him and keep him company while you’re away.

Since this is a rental and not owned, it is also wise to crate train your dog. If your dog has even the slightest tendency towards destruction, this is essential as your dog chewing up personal belongings has different consequences than if he were to destroy carpet or other rented property, according to About Home.

Make any necessary repairs immediately. If any damage requires more than you can take on, notify your landlord. Don’t wait to let your landlord know about pet damage until you move out as this will only decrease your security deposit and could hurt your rental reputation.

Lastly, consider obtaining referrals from past tenants or landlords to prove your dog is a good pet. Having people vouch for him that he’s not an incessant barker, destructive, or aggressive can make renting with your pet much easier.

About Byrnes Agency

At Byrnes Agency, we specialize in safeguarding your property and your assets. We understand the risk implications of renting with a pet and seek to provide comprehensive coverage to give you peace of mind. To learn more about our coverage plans, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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