Renting with Your Pet 🐾

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We all know that our pets easily become members of our families, which is why it’s so important  for us to know what renting in Orlando looks like when making the magical move with our special friends. Below are some FAQs on renting with pets. 

Is there a restriction on what type of pet is allowed in a rental property?

Most apartment complexes in the area allow for cats and dogs with some breed restriction. You will find that many apartment communities allow for these types of pets only, which means pets like reptiles or rabbits, for example, are excluded from that list. However, it is not impossible to find a community that welcomes all pets!

When renting a property like a single-family home or townhome, the pet policy is at the discretion of the landlord or property manager. 

Which breeds are commonly restricted from apartment communities?

Unfortunately, breeds commonly restricted from apartment communities and other rental properties include:

  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute 
  • Cane Corso
  • Doberman 
  • German Pinscher 
  • German Shepard
  • Mastiff
  • Pitbull
  • Pitbull Mix 
  • Pitbull Terrier 
  • Chow Chow
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rottweiler
  • Siberian Husky
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • Wolf Hybrid

*Note* These breeds are commonly restricted but every property is different, there are many properties and communities that do welcome all pets. 

What fees can I expect to pay when renting with my pets?

These fees vary depending on the property or community, however, most will require a one-time pet deposit or refundable pet fee, and sometimes include a monthly pet rent.

  • One Time Pet Fee/Deposit Range: $100-350
  • Pet Rent Range: $10-$20 Per Month Per Pet
  • Some properties may require a pet application fee which can range from: $15-20

Do I need to pay a fee or pet rent for assistance animals?

Per the FHAct Guidelines, there is no charge for special assistance animals. Most apartment communities or property management companies will require a request form for an assistance animal to review for approval. 

Do apartment communities offer outdoor amenities for pets?

Yes! Many apartment communities will offer amenities like dog parks or courses. When searching for an apartment, it’s a great idea to inquire about space for your pup to get their exercise in. 

If you’re looking to rent a home, check out the area and neighborhood and see if there are any neighborhood parks or green areas that are pet friendly. 

These are common facts, answers and questions related to renting with a pet in Orlando. Fees and policies will vary between each apartment community, landlord, or property management company. When you find a property or community of interest, it’s an excellent idea to inquire about pet policies before applying, afterall, you want to make sure the place is right for your pet family as well! If you need any recommendations on pet friendly rentals in the major suburbs of Orlando, check out or article HERE.

Tiana Perez

As a proud Orlando native, helping others find their place to call home sweet home in this magical city has been an absolute blast and privilege. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Florida in 2017, however, after graduating, I realized my true passion has always been with homes and interior design. A couple of years later, and here I am--one of your Magical Moves Realtors! I truly have the best job in the world. In my spare time, I am a big-time baker, crime docs binge-watcher, and homebody. Thank you for reading a little bit about me, I look forward to assisting you on your Magical Move! ✨

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