229 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Ronkonkoma, NY
"A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners." Mignon McLaughlin
Aside from having one of the hardest to pronounce names in New York (really, try saying that three times fast), Ronkonkoma --shortened to Ronk, to make it easier -- is also one of the furthest cities from what you'd think a New York town would look like. This town is located on the island of Long Island next door to Hicksville and home to Ronkonkoma Lake. This area was once known as a farming town in the mid 1800s, but in the 1900s the lake became a tourist attraction transforming the town from boring and stale to lively and fun. However, this area hasn't always been known as a place people would want to get to. In fact, most people were scared to step foot in Ronk, thanks to the mystery surrounding Lake Ronkonkoma. Legend has it that this lake is actually cursed and hell bent on taking a man to his early demise each year. Strangely enough, the locals don't seem to be bothered by this legend one bit, so they tempt the lake each day with laughter, fishing and fun in the sun. That proves that either the legend is a myth, or the lake only has a taste for a handsome stranger from out of town. See more
Finding an apartment in Ronkonkoma 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.