- "Try contacting a property manager or realtor who may be able to point you in the right direction.
- Demonstrate Fido’s or Fifi’s good temperament by obtaining references from previous landlords, neighbors or homeowners’ associations, as well as your pet’s trainer, day care or kennel.
- Provide a certificate of health from your veterinarian that shows your pet is up to date on vaccinations and flea and tick prevention.
- Put everything in writing. A verbal agreement that pets are allowed on the premises is not enough.
- Offer to sign a pet addendum that states that you will be held responsible for any damage, pest infestation or injury to others. The Pets in Housing page has an easy-to-use template form.
- Offer to allow the landlord to meet your pet, ideally in your current, sparkling-clean rental."
I hope this helps, and that you will consider buying a home in Hawaii Kai when you and your pet have experienced our lifestyle and decide our community is the place for both of you.
Barbara Abe, Realtor