By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Contributing Writer
Is it fair to charge pet owners?
Is it fair for a pet owner to pay a fee to apartment or house owner, which is usually some sort of deposit is paid to the landlord. Many families own many different types of pets like: dogs, cats, birds, fish, lizards, and snakes as pets. However, they love their pets and are not willing to part with them, so they are willing to pay a pet deposit. Many rentals advertise no pets in the newspaper, because they don’t want any kind of pet within the home.
Animals can dirty a home
As an animal lover, I believe it is fair to charge a pet deposit, because certain animals may dirty up the home or carpet. Unfortunately, pets can ruin carpets and chew on furniture, as well as the pet giving off an odor. The animal may have a disease or fleas, which is another reason the landlords ask for a pet deposit. This will help the owner of the house or apartment to fix whatever is caused by owning pets of any kind.
Animals may give off an odor
Rodents like a hamster or guinea pig can have an awful smelling cage, no matter how often you clean out your rodent’s cage. Reptiles and amphibians can have a foul smelling odor, if the cage is not cleaned regularly. Plus, dogs and cats may smell awful, if they aren’t bathed regularly and their breath may smell. In order to get rid of the smelly breath, you can always try brushing the dog’s teeth and feed them snacks that help clean up their mouth.
But they can’t part with them
No matter what, the pet owner doesn’t want to part with their beloved pet. Many pet parents are willing to pay the pet deposit, in order to keep the animals with them. Pet parents consider the animal as one of their children, which means the parent will do anything for their pet. The landlords can always count on a pet parent to pay a pet deposit before moving in their new place. Pet Deposit will allow the pet owner to bring their beloved companion with them as they get settled in their new home.
Pet deposit is fair
In my opinion, as a pet parent, I believe the new landlord has every right to ask for a pet deposit. The landlord will usually get the deposit before renting their house or apartment to a new family with pets of any kind. Additionally, I think the people with pets should be willing to pay a one time or monthly pet deposit. Therefore, I believe that the practice of collecting a pet deposit is fair and helps both the renter and the landlord.
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