Before looking for a new place for you and your four legged friend, consider putting together a dog resume. This will go a long way towards convincing potential landlords that you are the right tenant for their rental. A doggie resume could contain any or all of the following documents.
- Current Vet Records
Make sure you are current on all of your dog’s vaccinations and give a copy of all records to your new landlord. Please consider spaying or neutering your pet; this will cut down on behavior issues like marking, aggression and is a step toward controlling the pet overpopulation crisis.
- Get a letter from your trainer, daycare, walker, sitter or vet.
Something saying how fabulous or well behaved your dog is. Any certificate from a puppy class and/or a picture of your dog in a social situation will go a long way.
- A Letter from your Current Landlord
This should say something like you pick up after your dog, you are responsible in matters concerning your dog, your dog isn’t destructive.
- Current Renter’s Insurance Policy.
This should be in place before you start looking for your next home. Make sure you have a copy to place in your doggie resume.