Moving doesn’t mean you have to give up your dog!
Create a Dog Resume
Landlords can be very particular when choosing whether or not to rent to tenants with pets. Trying to find a new apartment or rental home with a dog can be downright discouraging for pets of any size, especially if your best friend is over 15 pounds.
The first step in overcoming the issue of renting with pets is understanding why many property owners are weary of renting to pet owners. They may have had a bad experience, or gotten stuck with an outrageous bill after a tenant left an apartment in disarray. There are also safety, liability, and other issues with pets that everyone can understand.
If you really want a particular apartment, or have little time to find a new home – you need to get creative. You need to convince and reassure your potential landloard that both you and your pet are respsonsible, clean, “well trained” and fully capable of keeping the apartment in good condition.
Need Help Renting with Dogs – I’ve Been There
As the owner of two dogs – Tuckenroe & Guapini (click to see their live resume examples) – I have been through the trials of attempting to find a rental with large dogs. I quickly grew tired of hearing, “sorry, we don’t accept those types of dogs”, and decided to think outside the box.
As a pit bull and bully breed advocate, I’m happy to share with you the information I have learned and help you along the way. While each situation is unique, I have no doubt that you will find the advice and resources I have to offer useful.
The more information you can provide demonstrating your dedication to being a caring pet owner, the more likely a landlord is to rent to you.
From my experience I have found the following documents to be extremely helpful when when “presenting your case” to a potential landlord:
- Pet resume highlighting the best features of both you and your pet
- Recommendation letter from your current landlord attesting to the fact that you are a responsible pet owner
- Certificates or other documents showing that your dog has completed a training class, temperament test, etc.
- Pet health record showing your pet has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies
I know it can be hard to talk about yourself. What should you say? What should you leave out? What should you focus on?
A Pet Resume makes it as easy as possible to talk about yourself (and your dog). Our pet resume creator is a simple form which will generate a personalized pet resume for your dog. Not only does a pet resume give you the ability to show potential landlords a summary of your pet’s best attributes, it also demonstrates your capabilities as a responsible pet owner.
Create a Simple Pet Resume
Click the images below to view a sample dog resume.
Get a Pet Resume in 10 Minutes
For $9 we offer a customized, professional pet resume that showcases the best features of you and your pet. In addition, you will also get the blank recommendation letter and pet health record form templates.
Your custom pet resume will be available online for as long as you wish. It is easily printable (1 click printing) for offline use. The $9 fee is a one time charge for creation and you will not be asked for additional payments ever again in the future. This customized pet resume page will be available instantly upon filling out our pet resume creator form, and will only be view-able to people with the direct link.
As an added bonus, you will be helping further the efforts of animal rescue by completing a pet resume. Each month we will donate $2 for each resume purchase to an animal welfare organization voted on by members of the Save A Bull Facebook Page.
More than one dog? No problem!
We will import your basic data, and get in touch with you to add the other details. No need to fill out the same form twice.