How to Talk to Your Landlord About Getting a Pet (Especially If You Live in a No-Pet Apartment)

“For so many folks, it’s not just fun to have an animal — a pet is their closest family member,” Kristen Hassen, the Maddie’s Fund Director at American Pets Alive! tells Apartment Therapy.

She says the first thing you should do before you even start looking at pets is check the policy and then make an educated decision. That way you don’t end up with heartache or a commitment to a pet you can’t feasibly stick to.

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