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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Carmel

If you have a pet or are thinking about getting one soon, you’re going to need to find a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel.  However, the “pet-friendly” term can actually be a bit misleading. However, “pet-friendly” is vaguely defined. Some pet-friendly apartment complexes might really allow you to have a a pet, but only with limits on the breed or size. Other Carmel apartment communities have accommodations for your pet like designated parks for your dog to play or provided waste disposal bags.

With such a difference in pet-friendly apartments in Carmel, what criteria should you use to discover one that fits your needs?

Start By Looking At The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

An apartment is only as friendly to pets as its pet policy. This policy outlines the guidelines you must follow in regard to pet ownership. Some policies are open-ended and allow you to keep any pet you’d like. Some don’t allow certain dog breeds. Others might limit the number of pets, size or weight. And some other pet policies forbid dogs entirely and only let you have indoor cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Very few apartments have restrictions on the types of cat breeds allowed. It’s more common to have a pet policy that has limits on how many pets are authorized in a single apartment. There also may be additional charges associated with having a pet, like increased monthly rent or costs for cleaning after move-out, or a pet deposit you have to pay when you move in.

A pet policy with a lot of stipulations doesn’t mean that the property isn’t friendly to pets—provided you fit the parameters. But if you have an animal like a Great Dane, or are fostering a whole bunch of newborn kittens, you should review the pet policy before getting invested in the community.

Check The Amenities For Pets On Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Carmel apartment community

Just as you would inspect the gym on your apartment tour, be sure to take a look at the pet amenities. Dedicated dog parks give your pooch the chance to get out some energy and make new friends. Frequent walking stations with disposal bags, trash cans, and communal water bowls keep the community clean. Some communities even have organized pet playdates or discounts on grooming for their four-legged residents!

Although these amenities look great on paper, the test of their friendliness to pets is just how well they are cared for. If the place for dogs to play is overflowing with weeds or brambles, then it’s pretty much unusable. Properties that welcome pets ensure that waste bags are consistently in stock and that the cans are emptied regularly. Basically, when you arrange your apartment tour in Carmel, make sure that the pet amenities are maintained as carefully as the human accommodations.

Take A Look At Multiple Reviews To Discover Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you are unsure whether an apartment is a good place for a pet or not, make sure to explore the reviews on the Carmel apartment community. Many people who live in apartments view their fur-babies as part of their family and have no problem relating their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You might learn that maintenance brings dog treats to give out during service calls. Or that the front office sets up a pet adoption day with the local humane society. You probably can mark those down in the pet-friendly category.

Reviews will also reveal the communities that refuse to give back security deposits at move-out because of cleaning costs, or the ones who impose an inordinate amount of monthly fees for dogs and cats. Just try not to let one unflattering opinion change your mind, but if you see a lot of angry pet owners, then you might think about looking elsewhere.

North Haven Apartments Can Be Your New Place In Carmel For Both You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Carmel, make sure to take a look at North Haven Apartments. We’re happy to let you tour the perfect place where you and your pet can call home. Give us a call at 317-350-1875 or click the schedule a tour button.  We also offer virtual apartment tours! If you can’t visit the property, check out the virtual apartment tours.

North Haven Apartments
4690 Haven Point Blvd.
CarmelIndiana 46280
Phone: 317-350-1875
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  • Friday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Saturday  10:00 - 5:00
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J.C. Hart is an equal housing opportunity provider.
North Haven Apartments
North Haven Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at E 96th St. and Gray Rd. in Carmel. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Center.
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