338 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Port Charlotte, FL
Native civilizations called Port Charlotte home over 11,000 years before Christopher Columbus ever even thought of coming to the New World. In fact, there was a thriving civilization of over 50,000 people in the area before the first Spaniards arrived. Unfortunately, once this civilization was gone, Port Charlotte remained less than bustling until after World War II.
Port Charlotte is an amazing little coastal community right off of Charlotte Harbor and just a few minutes from the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico in southern Florida. The average high temperatures barely get above 90 degrees year-round, and the average lows never dip below 50. For those who like sports, Port Charlotte lays claim to the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If all of this isn't enough to grab someone's attention, the city was also named as one of the top 10 places in America to retire to by U.S. News & World Report. See more
Finding an apartment in Port Charlotte 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.