Pet Ownership Can Be Expensive And/Or Very Troublesome For Apartment Renters

Even if you do find an apartment that has a pet-friendly policy, expect to pay substantially for the privilege, either a large up-front deposit when you move in or a monthly add-on fee for your rent.  And if you try to sneak your beloved pet in expecting to not get caught, forget it.  You will only be asking for legal proceedings against you. 

Complexes that allow pets for a fee have to cover the costs of any damage your pet may do as well as cover maintenance of pet parks and other features available for your pet.  Expect to pay either a large up front deposit or monthly fee, or both.  And if your pet accidentally damages your carpet, don't be surprised if the replacement cost to you runs far more than your deposit.  You are paying for a privilege that the property owner had just as soon not allow. 

Another disadvantage to pet ownership is finding a roommate who is as fond of your pet as you are.  Two people sharing the same living area can be awkward, but adding a pet to the mix can quickly become an unhappy situation for everyone.  Not everyone likes pets in their living area, plus many people have allergies that can make the situation impossible. 

So, before you get too attached to your animal friend, even if you have a patio or small outside play area for the animal, consider that it may literally be more costly to keep than it is worth in companionship.

Apartments in Area:

Tuscaloosa Apartment - University Downs Condos

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $655 to $999


Tuscaloosa Apartment - East Edge Apartments

Stu to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $799 to $1050


Tuscaloosa Apartment - College Station

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $595 to $3000


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Elements on 30th Ave East

3 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $2100 to $3000


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Crimson Student Living

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $669 to $979


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Grand at Rum Creek

Stu to 5 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $489 to $999


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Links at Tuscaloosa

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $615 to $845


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Harbor on Sixth

2 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $599 to $699


Tuscaloosa Apartment - State Tuscaloosa

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $739 to $999


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Landmark Apartments Tuscaloosa

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $729 to $1125


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Aspen Village

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $611 to $877


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Bent Tree

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $689 to $789


Tuscaloosa Apartment - H.A. Edwards, Inc.

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $575 to $1600


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Hub on Campus Tuscaloosa

2 to 5 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $839 to $1244


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Bluff At Waterworks Landing

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $609 to $1086



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