So, you have found a perfect apartment or house to move into and you are excited to do so. Or you are applying for a rental and want to bring along your pet.

It doesn’t matter what kind of pet you have, some landlords are simply reluctant to have a pet on their property for various reasons – noise, damage, their interaction with children etc. A good resume could turn this around.  Some landlords have no problem with you having a pet but you should still consider creating a pet resume.

This way, they will be no surprises and your landlord will be familiar with your pet and confident that all will be well.

Here are some tips on creating the best pet resume for your landlord:

  • Include basic information

This is an obvious one, but still worth a mention. This includes your pet’s name, age and breed and any other information you think is essential. Your landlord needs to form an instant connection with your pet and this is a good way to achieve that.

  • Add a photo

Once you add all the basic information, include a photo as well. “Make it a good one, possibly of your pet in an apartment or a home where it’s easy to see what your pet looks like and how he interacts with his environment. It should also be flattering and showing that your pet is a happy, peaceful creature”, – explains Kimberly Strunk, a Business writer and Study demic editor.

  • Add more in-depth information

This is a great space to bring your pet’s personality closer to your landlord. Some additional information that you can include is his weight and height as those will be important to the owner, pet’s gender should be included, and make a mention if your pet is de-sexed (demonstrates that you are a responsible pet owner). A de-sexed pet is likely to be more sociable and less stinky!  You can get creative here and add as much useful information as you can. Describing your pet’s personality is a good idea – let your landlord know how your dog behaves in various occasions like with children, other people, when he is inside all day, what is the play time like etc.

If your pet is especially energetic you can mention it as well, but use milder words like ‘active’, ‘happy’ or ‘enthusiastic’.

  • Write a reader-friendly resume

You definitely don’t want your resume to be hard to read and understand. Format it properly and avoid spelling and grammar mistakes as these are easy to make and they can cause a lot of problems and misunderstanding.

Check out online templates for writing resumes and adjust to your needs, there are also many sites that help with grammar and online writing, and you can even hire a company to write the resume for you, but that’s probably not necessary.

  • Training information

Include information on his training as well, most importantly toilet training, but also how your pet behaves when out and about in the community.  Remember the landlord will be concerned about his or her property.  So make sure your landlord knows that your pet is fully toilet trained, does not bark or chew up the place when left alone.  Any training that has been undertaken should be mentioned as well.

  • Include your contact information

Obviously, they will need to know where to reach you if they need any more info or if they want to let you know of their terms, conditions, opinion and ultimately, decision. Let them know when you are available and provide many ways in which they can reach you.  Also consider some referees for your pet, to give your landlord added confidence.

  • Add a video of your pet

A picture is good if you just want to show what your pet looks like but if you want your landlord to feel more comfortable with having a pet on their property, you’ll want to add a video to your resume or send them one via email separate from your resume. “You can show your pet off in various situations – play time, interacting with children, strangers etc. This is a good way to show that there won’t be any problems”, – says Audry Doty, a paper editor and proofreader at Elite assignment help.

Over To You

You want to build a good relationship with your landlord and a good way to do that is to introduce them to your pet. Be honest because you don’t want to have to explain how things went wrong or why there is a pet in their property when they had no information on it previously. State the best features of your pet and hope that your landlord will love it as much as you do.


This article was kindly provided by Freddie Tubbs. Freddie is a lifestyle writer and editor at Essayroo. He regularly takes part in online blogging conferences and contributes his articles to Australian help blogs.

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Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure for the past 12 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals.