Pet owners all over the world will know the struggle of finding pet friendly apartments. Finding apartments that allow pets can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack; you can spend hours looking online and may only come across one or two pet friendly apartments.
Find Pet Friendly Apartments Through Village House
We at Village House can make the hunt for pet friendly apartments easy for you. We have many pet friendly apartments listed on our website. For example, here are some fantastic apartments that allow pets situated in Aichi prefecture. Village House Harihara is a great option for a small family. This pet friendly apartment is only round the corner from a park, with schools within walking distance. Village House Mashita is another great pet friendly option. Do not hesitate to get in contact with the Village House team to find more top-quality apartments that allow pets!
Negotiate With Landlords
However, even if a listing does not explicitly say ‘renting with pets allowed’, this does not mean that the Landlord is totally against the idea. You should always consider negotiating with the Landlord. After all, if you can increase your monthly rent, they might listen to your request! You should inform the Landlord if your pet is small and measurable – for example, they might be more inclined to accept a fish tank than a giant dog!
Keep Them Clean
In Japan – a country that is known worldwide for its cleanliness, its spotless white walls, and tatami mats – living with pets is particularly difficult. Landlords looking to lease their properties might not want to risk accepting a tenant with a pet that may cause damage to the property. Untrained dogs, for example, might take to chewing the walls, or scratching the floor. Cats, too, may use the walls as scratching posts.
But cleanliness is not the only issue when it comes to renting with pets. Apartments that allow pets are so rare that pet owners might jump to rent the first available pet friendly apartment that they find. But just because you’ve found an apartment that allows pets does not necessarily mean it is a suitable apartment for your pet.
Things You Need To Consider Before Renting With Pets
You must consider many things when living with pets. The most important thing to consider when living with pets is whether or not you can afford the pet. Animal care can be costly – you must be able to buy them healthy food, clean them (and their enclosures, if they are caged animals), as well as pay for pet insurance. Only consider getting a pet if you can afford to care for the pet. If you can pay for the pet’s costs, then the hunt for apartments that allow pets can begin!
Living With Pets: Space, Space, and More Space.
The most important aspect of renting with pets is deciding whether or not the apartment is big enough for your animal. This is going to be a problem with larger animals, especially larger breeds of dogs. Large dogs need space to exercise. Without the space, they will become restless, and once they are restless they will begin to look for things to damage. It is restless dogs that begin chewing the furniture or digging holes in the floor! Your landlord will obviously not like this, and you will have to pay out in excess for damages.
Spacious apartments in Japan come at a costly expense – yet another thing you must consider when renting with pets in Japan. Can you afford an apartment large enough for your pet?
Limited space is the reason that larger breeds of dogs are rarer in Japan when compared to the rest of the world. People with pets in Japan tend to own breeds like the toy poodle, the dachshund (sausage dog), shih-tzu, or chihuahua. If you’ve ever taken a leisurely walk around a park in Japan, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen one of these smaller breeds being wheeled around in a baby stroller!
Smaller dogs do not need as much space as larger dogs, and generally do not need as much exercise. This makes the hunt for apartments that allow pets a little easier, as you can consider smaller spaces. However, do remember that your pet will spend most of its life at home while you are at work, so it is still important to gift a small dog an apartment in which it won’t feel trapped inside. Small dogs can still cause significant damage to property, the secret to avoiding this is by training the dog well, and, most importantly, keeping them happy.
Alternatives to Cats and Dogs
Cats and dogs are by far the most popular pets in Japan, much like the rest of the world. However, these animals both have requirements that can make renting with pets difficult, especially in a small Japanese apartment. However, living with pets is easier with small, more manageable animals. Popular alternative pets in Japan are fish, mice, hamsters, and hedgehogs. All of these animals are easier to take care of than cats and dogs, less demanding, and require less space – especially small freshwater fish. Considering these animals will make renting with pets easier, plus a landlord might be more willing to accept a fish tank than a dog or a cat. This means that the hunt for apartments that allow pets will be easier if you have a better-manageable animal.
Find Pet Friendly Apartments through Village House
Once again, we at Village House can make the hunt for pet friendly apartments easy for you. We have many pet friendly apartments listed on our website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Village House team to find more top-quality apartments that allow pets!