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Should You Make Your Portland Oregon Rentals Pet Friendly?

System - Friday, April 10, 2015

Thanks to a recent report from the Associated Press we know that Americans spent close to $60 billion dollars on their pets last year.

What does this mean to you?

If you own a portfolio of income producing properties in the Portland area it may be in your best interest to consider making one or all of your rental properties pet friendly.

Pets Are Part of the Family

In 2015, more people see their pets as part of the family and not just as a pet.

Most pet owners expect a struggle when it comes to finding Portland Oregon Rentals which accept pets. You can open your rental units up to this huge portion of the rental market by choosing to embrace pet owners and making your rentals pet friendly.

How to Make Your Rental Properties Pet Friendly

If your Portland Oregon Rentals are not pet friendly right now you can make them appealing to pet owners by doing the following:

  • Fence in yard spaces or green area.
  • Create a dog walk area.
  • Create a dog washing station.

Partner With Local Pet Friendly Vendors

Don’t take on the burden of making your rental units pet friendly all by yourself – you can partner with local pet stores and dog walking companies.

Allow these companies to market their services to your tenants for discounted rates.

Start Small When Making Your Properties Pet Friendly

Even though it may seem like a big investment to make your rental properties in Portland pet friendly, you can easily start small by adding just a few features such as a fenced area.

 Don’t Forget About the Marketing 

Don’t forget about marketing when making your rental units pet friendly.

You should also highlight other pet friendly destinations in the area of your rental. Things like dog friendly parks and running trails will attract tenants to choose your rentals over others that are available.


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