Today, allowing and accommodating pets is nearly a mandate for renters. Developers and owners are incorporating pet-friendly amenities, like dog parks and pet spas, to meet demand from renters, but the increase in pet ownership has also put more pressure on property managers and operators. To effectively manage the increase in pets—and in particular, dogs—managers are implementing pet policies that both allow for a broad range of breeds and offset increased costs.
“We are seeing a lot more pets and predominately dogs in our communities, and it takes a little more effort on our part to make sure that our expectations are clear,” Debbie Willis, president and designated broker of property services at PB Bell, tells GlobeSt.com.
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