Pet Friendly Tips

Jacksonville offers a great variety of pet friendly apartments. Below are some tips to keep in mind when searching for the perfect pet friendly apartment in Jacksonville.

How much does that cat weigh?

Most Jacksonville Apartments determine what pets that allow based on the weight of the animal. Most limitations are around 20 lbs. If you have multiple pets, you will want to find out from your apartment whether the weight limit is per pet, or all pets combined.

What the breed?

Jacksonville apartments might also apply restrictions on pets based on breed. Some breeds that might be affected are German Sheppard, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Chow Chow, and Akita. All apartments are going to have different rules and restrictions on breeds, so you need to check with your individual apartment to be sure about their particular restrictions.


Don’t be surprised if you end up having to pay a little extra for your furry friends to move in. It is not uncommon for Jacksonville Apartments to charge a slightly higher monthly rent if you have pets. The pet fee could also be in the form of a flat fee or a reduction in your security deposit return. The apartment charges these fees not to make your life miserable, but to offset any extra cleaning or maintenance costs required when you move out of the unit.

Who will let the dogs out?

Be aware that you will have to accompany your pet each and every time they need to go out and take care of “business.” Take this into account when choosing the best Jacksonville apartment for you and your pet. Use our apartment search to find apartments with pet friendly amenities such has dog run/walk and availability of ground- floor units for easy outdoor access.

Read that lease

You may be thinking….”well duh!”……..but you might be surprised to find out that most disputes involving renters stems from the fact that most people do not take the time to thoroughly read and understand the lease they sign. It’s not that the apartment is out to get you, but you as the renter take on the responsibility of understanding and upholding the terms of the lease once you sign it. If you don’t understand what you’re responsible for, this can obviously cause some major problems.

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