Pet Friendly Apartments Elgin IL
Walk to shopping & Grand Victoria Casino, Section 8 Available, Several floor plans to choose from, Heat, gas & water included, Laundry facilities on-site, Gated community, Near Metra train, shopping & entertainment, Walking Distance to Downtown Elgin, Minutes from Metra Train, Adjacent to public bike path along scenic river, Cats welcome, Playground
Newly renovated Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments, Water, sewer & garbage, Central heat and air available, High speed internet available, Internet and Cable Access, Balcony or Patio available, Laundry facilities on-site, Ceramic tile, hardwood floors available, Just Minutes from Downtown Historic Elgin, Close to Shopping and Restaurants, Walking Distance to Metra Train Station, Across the Fox River from the riverboat
West Dundee, IL
Our community nestled in a beautiful woods with scenic ponds and fountains throughout. FREE features include a clubhouse which is open 24 hours a day with access to our indoor basketball court, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, and Jacuzzi. In addition, we also have a conference room, billiards room, and kid's Fun-n-Study center. In the summer time you will have access to our sparkling, outdoor swimming pool and lounge area, playground and various grilling areas.
Hanover Park, IL
Free Heat, Gas and Water, High Speed Internet Access, Close to Shopping, Metra & Expressways, Newly Renovated, Private Patio or Balcony, Laminate Hardwood Floors, Close to major expressways & Metra, Near shopping and entertainment, Newer appliances & built-in microwave, Free heat, gas and water, 24-hour emergency maintenance, Outdoor swimming pool
Saint Charles, IL
1ST MONTH FREE!, Ask about XSport Fitness!, St. Charles School District 303, Dishwashers and Microwaves, Some Paid Utilities, Cats and Dogs Welcome, Huge Walk In Closets, Newly finished hallways, Swimming Pool W/Sun Deck, Laundry in Buildings, Ceiling Fans, Individually Controlled Heat & A/C
Newly Remodeled Apartments, Heated Swimming Pool, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Within Walking Distance of Metra and Pace, VISA, MC & Discover Accepted, On Site and In Home Laundry Available, Business Center, 24 Hour Fitness Center with On Site Fitness Trail, 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments Available, Minutes from I-90 and Woodfield Mall, Pet Friendly - Large Dogs Welcomed, Shuttle Service to Sherman, Downtown, Metra
West Dundee, IL
Beautiful wooded community, Scenic ponds and fountains throughout, Clubhouse open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day indoor basketball court, 24 hours a day state-of-the-art fitness center, 24 hours a day business center, and jacuzzi, Sparkling outdoor swimming pool and lounge area, Playground and various grilling areas, Conference room, Billiards room, Kids fun-n-study center, On-site management & on-site maintenance
Near I-90, shopping & entertainment, Spacious floor plans, Cats and Dogs Under 20 lbs. Welcome, Walk-in Closets, On-site management, Free heat, cooking gas & water, On-Site 24 Hour Monitored Security, On-site laundry facility, Close to Public Transportation, Eat-in Kitchens, 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance, Basketball Court; Turf Soccer; Large Playground
Saint Charles, IL
FREE Heat and Water, Garages Available, Near Geneva Metra Station, St. Charles School District, Pet Friendly, No Move-In Fee - Call for Details, Fitness Center, Large Closets, Heated Pool, Professionally Managed, Community Room, Eat-in Kitchens
Hanover Park, IL
$150 Off First Month's Rent - Call Now, All Utilities Included (except electric), Near Metra, Elgin/O'Hare Expwy/Rt. 20/Rt. 59/I-90, Pets Welcomed, Garages Available, 1 and 2 Bedroom Homes, Convenient Laundry Facilities, Air Conditioning, Walk-In Closets, Swimming Pool w/ Sundeck/Playground, Dishwashers/Wood Floors, Separate Dining Area
What if I Can't Have a Cat in My Apartment Building?
You've dreamed of becoming a cat owner but there's one little obstacle - your landlord says you can't have a cat. Should you just give up or plan to move? For many, moving is not an option but there's no need to give up yet. Instead, try some of these suggestions to persuade your landlord that indoor cats are not a drawback and are even a benefit.
Get in touch with your landlord or management group and tell them you'd like to add to or modify your lease. Offer to pay an extra deposit to keep a cat and/or a monthly fee (usually around $25 - $50 dollars).
For Those with Service Cats
If you have a disability, it's possible to demand that your properly registered service cat be allowed. Service cats do many things, including alerting the arrival of a seizure, using the phone in an emergency, waking an owner up who has a sleeping disorder, and calming an owner during a panic attack.
Assurances Of Good Behavior
Assure your landlord that you will be a responsible cat owner. Tell him your cat will be spayed or neutered and point out the behavior benefits of doing this (including no marking, less meowing, less aggression). Point out that indoor cats are useful for keeping the rodent population down. Remind him that cats are clean and don't have to leave the apartment to go to the bathroom like a dog does. Include promises that there will be no flying fur or smell. You can even offer to toilet train your cat to eliminate smells altogether. Do some research and tell him that, in selecting a cat, you're going to ensure that he is apartment-friendly. Another idea is to suggest that you foster a cat for a shelter for a limited time in order to prove to the landlord that you can be a responsible pet caretaker.
On another note, if you already have a cat and are applying for a no-pets-allowed apartment unit, glowing references from other landlords on your capability as a pet owner might sway a new landlord your way.
Good Apartment Cat Breeds
When you start looking for cats, consider their breed and personality. A Siamese is usually too vocal for an apartment while an Abssynian is almost silent. Look for a low-activity cat (older cats are a good choice), an independent cat, a quiet, docile cat, and a cat that requires little grooming (preferably a short-hair). Here are a few breeds that come to mind:
Have A Plan
Address any issues that could come up from owning a cat. Although you're doing everything you can to avoid any issues, present your landlord with a plan for any behavior problems such as excessive meowing, scratching, or marking. There is a lot of information on the web about cat training.
Some Types Of Training And Tools For Cats:
If you decide to move, check for a "pet addendu...