As a landlord you face the possibility of receiving applications from tenants who are also pet owners. This is a fact of life in the world of property management but the BIG question is should you require those tenants to also submit a pet resume with their application? The answer to this question is yes.
Why A Pet Resume Works
A pet resume will put to rest any question about the pets behavior and provide you with peace of mind in knowing that a tenants pet is potty trained and well behaved for your home.
When requiring a tenant to submit a pet resume they should be able to answer the following questions:
- How energetic is your dog or cat?
- How vocal is your pet?
- Is it housebroken?
- How does it act around strangers and other dogs or cats?
- Does it run around inside or prefer to expend energy outdoors?
HEALTH AND GROOMING
Most landlords offer dog-friendly apartments to those whose pet is clean and healthy. He or she doesn’t want you spreading ticks and fleas to other units, after all. Therefore, you should devote a portion of your pet resume to health and grooming. Include the following:
How often you groom your dog both professionally and at home.
What preventative measures you use for fleas and ticks (name the product and when you apply it).
Note whether your dog is up to date on vaccinations.
How often you take your dog to the veterinarian for check-ups.
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