household-petsSan Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Oakland, Calif., and Portland, Ore., are the most pet-friendly rental markets in the country, according to a report from Trulia.

Cats are the preferred pet among landlords. On a national level, 20% of rental units welcome cats, 18% permit small dogs and big dogs are allowed at 4% of properties, the report found.

Added rental costs are common for pet owners, including deposits, fees and higher rents. However, 78% of the listings only charged one of these fees and 22% charged two, said Ralph McLaughlin, housing economist at Trulia. “It’s very unlikely you will get hit with all three.”

Trulia analyzed seven factors to determine the rankings, including the number of listings on its website that allow pets, the costs associated with renting as a pet owner and the concentration of pet-related businesses. The study included properties listed in the 25 biggest rental markets . . .

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The Milwaukee area wasn’t in the report because we don’t live in one of the top 25 US markets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great apartment that will accept pets like the apartments you can find at Decker Properties. Our pet-friendly policy allow you to bring your friendly companion home with you. Bring your pet to the The Fairways Apartments in Fond du Lac, Riverdale Apartments in Little Chute, or any of our other fine apartments across southeast Wisconsin. Call us at (262) 785-0840 to schedule a visit.

See our blog post “Bad News for Pet Owners”