Pet Approval Policy

We are pleased to work with any qualified applicant that has a mature, well behaved, non-aggressive breed dog. Most of our properties are pet friendly to some degree or another. These terms are largely based on the comfort level of the property owner and the restrictions they decide for a pet to be considered. Some smaller properties are suitable for residents with a cat, while other properties may not allow cats due to allergy issues of the property owner.

If your pet is over two years old, and of non-aggressive breed, chances are, we may have a property that might work for you!

Sadly, we are unable to rent to breeds that are commonly labeled as "aggressive" by the insurance companies. We cannot rent to mixes of these breeds. If you have a mixed breed dog, and not sure what the cross is, but he really looks like a pit bull, we will err on the side of caution and deny the pet.

Pets under two years of age will not be considered.

It is the sole obligation of the applicant to get their pet approved prior to submitting the rental application, please be prepared to submit photo along with your request for approval.  Non-qualifying pets may result in denial of rental application.

Below is a list of breeds that are considered aggressive by major insurance companies.  While we understand that your pet may be sweet and gentle, neither Rent Smart Property Management nor our clients are willing or able to take a risk renting to an animal that is considered a statistical liability.

  • Akita
  • Malamute
  • American Bull Terrier / American Bulldog
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Chow
  • Coyotes and Wild Dogs
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • Hybrid and Purebred Wolves
  • Korean Jindu
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Rottweiler
  • Husky
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The overall strength of your qualifications weighs heavily on the consideration to approve your pet, as does the age, weight and breed of the pet.  All approved pets are subject to a one time pet acceptance fee of $125.00, per pet.  Pet rent is a minimum of $40.00 per pet, with a two pet maximum at most properties. Pet deposit minimum of $400.00 per pet.

We always accept service animals with proper documentation. Service animals are not subject to additional rent, deposit or pet acceptance fee. Once your application is approved we will provide the request for reasonable accommodation and verification of disability and need.