16 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Jasper, AL
The Alabama city was once one of the world's biggest producers of coal. James Cain and Steve Busby were active in mining, handling, and shipping coal back in the early 1830s. They were the first coal operators in Walker County. In the late 1800s and the early 1900s, the huge underground mines brought into the area thousands of workers from many European countries.
The town slogan of "working people, working together" still describes the salt-of-the-earth, down-home people who work hard and are there for their neighbors. Just 40 miles northwest of Birmingham, Jasper is within Alabama's coal belt. It shouldn't be surprising then that Jasper's history includes time as a mining center. Today, its economy is more diversified with timber and poultry processing also contributing to the town's growth over the years.
The area that is now present-day Jasper was settled in the early 1800s. Named after Revolutionary War hero, Sergeant William Jasper, the town was incorporated in 1886. It was around this time that the town saw a major growth spurt when railroads first started coming to the area from as far away as Memphis, Kansas City, and southern parts of Alabama. The town saw some Civil War excitement when Union troops marching towards Selma, Alabama, stopped in Jasper long enough to torch the courthouse and other buildings and "appropriate" supplies from residents. More excitement, although a subdued version of it, happened for the town when President Franklin Roosevelt came to town to attend the funeral of resident and state politician William Bankhead. See more
Finding an apartment in Jasper that accepts your pet may not be easy, but it’s very possible. Keep in mind, most of the time you’ll have to pay a premium for bringing your dog along in your new apartment. Some apartments require you to pay monthly pet rent, others will ask for a non-refundable pet fee or a refundable pet deposit.
While landlords and property management companies have varying pet policies, most of them limit the number of dogs you can bring to your apartment and include breed and weight restrictions.
If your pet falls under some of the restrictions outlined in the pet policy, it’s still worth asking the landlord if they can make an exception for your dog. Preparing a pet resume ahead of time could help you build the case for your furry friend. Make sure to include information on behavioral training your dog went through over the years and proof of vaccinations. If you can, include references from your former landlord and/or neighbors.