We love our pets like we love our family but finding pet friendly buildings is not always an easy task. Our pets are our family but when living with these lovable little creatures there’s a lot that must be considered.
Not all condos in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors are pet friendly buildings. There are many rules and regulations a pet owner will encounter. It’s not just as simple as -yes pets are allowed or -no pets are not allowed.
Because a building says it is “pet friendly” doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to greet Fido with open arms if he weighs more than the allowed weight restriction. Almost all buildings in the areas surrounding Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors have weight restrictions for pets.
As a general rule, when searching for a pet friendly building here is how many of the associations classify which pets are allowed to reside in specific buildings.
1) Only cats are allowed
2) Only one cat
3) Only dogs
4) Dogs and cats are allowed
5) 1 dog under 20 lbs
6) 2 dogs under 20 lbs
7) 1 dog and 1 cat under 20lbs
8)1 dog under 40 lbs.
9) As many as you want but not to exceed 40 lbs.
10) Dogs under 60 lbs.
11) No aggressive breeds.
12) Owners are allowed pets but tenants are not
13) No pets allowed
As you can see, the rules are endless and can cause a great deal of frustration for a potential buyer who is looking to find the perfect home for himself and his “best friend” by the beach.
It’s best to work with a realtor knows who Fort Lauderdale. A realtor who knows which luxury condo on the Galt Ocean Mile accepts small dogs, or a realtor who knows which building in Wilton Manors allows multiple dogs over 60 lbs.
If you need more information for you and your furry friend, call or text me, Paul Slutsky at 954-560-8330. Rocco, my 20lb Aussipoo and I will be happy to help you and your family find a home. Just so you know, Rocco is always looking for new playmates too.
For dog friendly beaches visit: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/dog-friendly-places