If you are a pet owner and you are in search of a new apartment home to rent , it is important that you do your research about the pet qualifications at the communities you are interested in. It is common in apartment communities to have certain dog breed restrictions. Breed restrictions are often based on recommendations from the insurance company. Common breeds not accepted are chow chows, pitbull terriers, german shepards, staffordshire terriers, rottweilers and doberman pinchers. Along with breed restrictions often comes weight limits. It is important to know what the limits are within the community prior to signing the lease. It is your responsiblity to collect the proper information , afterall most leases state that no pets are allowed without written consent from the landlord. Be prepared to pay a pet depsoit and follow pet rules. Pets are part of the family but you must choose a community that agrees to accepting your pet.