Companion Connection

Renting With Pets

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated...

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Mahatma Gandhi-

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Pet Proofing Your Home—by HomeAdvisor

Home is a place where every life should be safe and protected from potential threats. When family members can’t take steps to protect themselves, it is up to those who can to ensure their safety. For many, pets are considered a part of the family, and as with infants or small children, they must be protected from things that can harm them. The best way to do that is to pet-proof the home

Pet Proofing Your Home—by ADT Home Safety Center. 

Here is another comprehensive guide by ADT Home Safety Center for pet proofing your home.


A Resume for Your Pet when Apartment Hunting!

A resume for your dog might sound like a silly concept, but it could make it a lot easier to find the right place to live.  Pet resumes help convince landlords to bend their no pet policies because the provide proof that your pet won't become the horror story they are afraid of—will they leave a mess behind when you leave?


This site will help you build a pet resume.

Why does The Humane Society of the United States have a position about rental housing policies?

Because we envision a world where people and pets live happy, healthy lives, thriving together. And we work to eliminate barriers to that goal.

Sadly, one of those barriers is a lack of rental housing that is truly welcoming to pets.

People with pets often struggle to find housing that accepts their whole family. That lack of accessible housing often has disastrous consequences.

Some people are forced to relinquish their pets to shelters, ripping those families apart. Being forced to choose between a beloved pet and a safe home can have detrimental impacts on people’s physical health and emotional well-being, and contributes to the euthanasia of nearly 3 million healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in shelters each year. In some cases, people would rather live on the streets than give up their animals.

We believe housing issues should never cost pets their homes. 

The Ultimate Guide to Apartment Living with a Pet  Apartment List by Nicole DiCenso  Jan 2020

Whether you’re bringing home your very first puppy and beaming with pet-parent pride, or preparing to embark on building an awesome new life in a new apartment with your cat, living with pets fills life with joy. However, we know that moving can be difficult and adjusting to a new pet can be daunting. That’s why we put together this Ultimate Guide to Apartment Living with a Pet to get you both started on the right foot (paw). Here you’ll find answers to questions you’ve been thinking of and others that haven’t even crossed your mind. We’re always updating our guide so please feel free to let us know if there is any more information that you’re looking for!

9 Tips for Moving with Your Pet

How to Convince Your Landlord That Your Pet Is a Safe Bet

Coolest Pet Amenities in Rental Units 

Renters’ Pet Insurance and All You Need to Know About It



12 Games for Dogs to Keep Your Pup Entertained and Healthy


Whether it’s a sunny day and you can spend time in the yard or you’re confined to your small apartment, we have a variety of games for your pup.  No matter your dog’s breed, size or age, we have twelve games for dogs to keep them healthy and happy.


We have 12 games you can try playing with your dog


Stuck indoors? Try out the indoor games and puzzles


Looking to get some exercise in the yard? We’ve included outdoor activities as well

Ultimate Pet Friendly Housing Guide:  How to Find a Rental With Your Pet  by PetListed June 2020


Any pet owner can tell you that moving to a new home with your dog, cat or other companion can be a hassle. Some landlords won’t allow certain animals, breeds, or may have strict no-pet policies in their lease agreements. To make things even more difficult, a number of websites used to find housing do not have reliable search filters for pets or have outdated information on each property.  To make things easier, we did a comprehensive review of the top housing websites with pet-friendly options, including the pros and cons of each. We hope this helps you on your move to a new home or apartment!

Finding Your Perfect Pooch: A Guide to the 12+ Best Apartment Dogs


Just because you’re living in a small rental space, doesn’t mean you have to go without your favorite furry companion. However, it is important that you put thought and consideration into the type of dog you’re going to be bringing home, as not all breeds are well-suited to apartment living. Whether they’re extra rambunctious or bark at every person who walks by, most rental agreements stipulate that pets are not allowed to damage rental property or disturb neighbors.

Guide to Pet Proofing Your Home

 By: Trenton Morris Date: September 3, 2019


If you’re bringing a furry friend home (or maybe you recently learned some hard lessons), you’re probably thinking about what you can do to keep them safe.  There are many hazards in a typical American home that can harm or even kill a small pet, so you must stay vigilant and keep an eye out for threats. Curious animals, like babies, need to be protected, and it’s your responsibility to put safety measures in place.

Tips for Pet Owners: How to Always Get Your Deposit Back  October 30, 2019 (Last Modified: April 22, 2021) / Turbo


No matter how often or how little you’ve moved apartments with a pet, you probably know that renting with an animal companion comes with its fair share of challenges. Whether your pet is furry with four legs or feathery with two, you want a happy, healthy environment for the two of you to share — while minimizing the damage done to your unit.

Pet Care While Renting



Renting an apartment as an animal-lover can be a real challenge sometimes! Apartments are often small spaces that are generally not well-suited to animal life, but when you want a place of your own and a buddy to share it with, you can make it work. When you rent with pets, it comes with a few extra steps. You will often have to find a landlord who is comfortable allowing pets on their property, and you will have to go out of your way to ensure that the products you buy for your pet will keep them entertained in your apartment without damaging your space. It may seem difficult, but it's not an impossible task.

Assisted Living for Seniors with Pets

Pet ownership can bring plenty of unexpected benefits for seniors. For starters, research shows that older adults who own a dog walk an average of 22 minutes a day more than seniors who don’t have a dog, and pets are even used in therapy techniques to help seniors with mental illness or dementia.   While the benefits to pet ownership for older adults are numerous, there are also unique challenges when bringing your pet to an assisted living community, including some communities’ lack of space and restrictive pet policies.   We’ve put together a guide that carefully examines the benefits and risks of owning a pet in assisted living, as well as what to consider before adopting a pet into an assisted living community. For pet owners who are planning on moving into an assisted living community in the future, this guide includes advice for choosing a pet-friendly assisted living community and a directory that allows you to research pet-friendly assisted living options in your area.