28 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Chatham, IL
Chatham was once on the forefront of the pioneer movement, representing a symbol of westward expansion as pioneers moved ever farther into the unknown. Now it is home to several historic places, including two of which bear the honor of being on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chatham is found in Sangamon County, Illinois, named for the Sangamon River that runs through it. Though the exact meaning of the river's name is unknown, many people think it comes from an old Pottawatomie word which means 'where there is plenty to eat.' Chatham is a small landlocked village of just 5.72 square miles, all of which is land. It's home to roughly 11,500 people, with an average population density of 2,010, so things can be kind of crowded at times. With a lot of history and southern culture in the area, Chatham boasts several schools, historic attractions, and is host to several festivals each year including the Sweet Corn Festival and the Championship Cow Chip Throw. See more
Finding an apartment in Chatham 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.