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Cat Friendly Condos??

Post by uscate » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 2:01 am

Hi - I'm brand new here - any feedback on how hard it is to find an apartment that is receptive to cats? We have 1 and she's relocating with us.

We're looking at new buildings on the East Coast or in Holland Village for starters.

Just want to find out what we might be in for as far as "cat friendly" apartments are concerned.

Thanks to all!!

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Post by BillyB » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 1:33 pm

It isn't so much about condo's being cat friendly; let's face it, you aren't going to be taking your cat out for a morning stroll and coming into contact with other residents in that way.

It's more about the unit owner being pet tolerant. Most I've dealt with are. Or alternatively, just don't tell them! Most never come to inspect and will send an agent if they are trying to sell or sorting something out. Tell the agent that you are looking after the cat for a friend for a few months!

Fully furnished places are likely to be more strict, but unfurnished places shouldn't pose much of a problem - it's your own furniture the cats will destroy!

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 5:47 pm

Just get rid of the cat and hey presto, no problem anymore! :)

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 7:27 pm

BillyB wrote:It isn't so much about condo's being cat friendly; let's face it, you aren't going to be taking your cat out for a morning stroll and coming into contact with other residents in that way.

It's more about the unit owner being pet tolerant. Most I've dealt with are. Or alternatively, just don't tell them! Most never come to inspect and will send an agent if they are trying to sell or sorting something out. Tell the agent that you are looking after the cat for a friend for a few months!

Fully furnished places are likely to be more strict, but unfurnished places shouldn't pose much of a problem - it's your own furniture the cats will destroy!
Agreed.

Do take note that you may need to keep your cat indoors unless you are bringing it out with you. Some neighbours do not fancy seeing someone else's cats (or strays, they won't tell the difference) wandering around without the owner. And pooping around the common area too (I trust that you've trained your cat well).

Good luck!

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Post by uscate » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 9:25 pm

Thanks to all for the info - my cat is an indoor cat and is older, so she won't be visible to the neighbors. I really do appreciate the very quick response - this board seems like a terrific resource!

Happy Holidays!! :D

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