Dallas is considered to be a ‘Global City’. To be short, it means that the city is important enough to affect worldwide economy. The city offers ample educational opportunities, variety of social and cultural experiences, low living cost, economic stability and much more to its residents. In such a vibrant city, there are a number of renters who own pets. So a person owning a pet need not be tensed about finding a house to rent. However, he needs to understand a few points to get a proper residence among as much as 3000 rental properties
· Most Dallas apartment communities have insurance policies that define the pets they can have. Most companies ban dog breeds like German Shepherds, Doberman Pinchers, Rottweiler’s, Pitt Bulls, Chows, etc. as they are considered ‘aggressive’. Even if the apartment complex manager likes such pets, there is nothing he can do.
· The Fair Housing Laws state that prejudice must not be shown towards any person. Hence, if the society has a rule that states only two pets per house, they cannot allow anyone to have more than two pets as it would be considered as being partial.
· Dallas apartments have concerns related to property maintenance issues caused due to pets. Whether it is the case of owners not picking up their pets, dogs barking all day or cats ruining their carpets by shredding or urinating, there are many apartments that do not allow anyone to have a pet at all. This is not the case with all apartments. Some property owners are willing to let people having pets to rent their property. However, they have limitation and rules. Some owners charge a pet deposit in the case of any damage, while some others enforce a ‘pet rent’.
· People having pets such as pot bellied pigs, reptiles and snakes have bigger problems. Dallas prohibits pets that may be classified as ‘farm animals’. Each city in the Dallas Metroplex has its separate rules and the apartments in those regions must adhere to these rules. This makes it tougher for pet owners to find Dallas apartments.