Pets and Condos

Frequently, people ask us when shopping for a condo "Are these pet friendly condos?" Fortunately for those who love pets, as well as those who might Sarasota Real Estateprefer to keep pets at a comfortable distance, it's possible for us to provide an answer. What makes any condo a pet friendly condo? It's a decision by the condo owners and it is detailed in the condo association's bylaws. Typically, pet friendly condos are those that allow cats and dogs. There is usually a limit to the number of cats and dogs per household, and in the case of dogs, often a weight restriction, and sometimes a breed restriction. What about so-called exotic pets? Compared to cats and dogs, pets such as snakes, ferrets and other unusual creatures are typically not included in an association's "approved" list. Owners of exotic pets might argue that a caged snake or a mild-mannered pot-bellied pig is potentially less dangerous than any random dog, but it's a hard sell to the average person, which is why most Bradenton Real Estatecondo associations simply will not approve such pets. In general, the American public is far more comfortable with cats and dogs than non-traditional pets, especially in condominium living where there are shared walls and other shared facilities. And despite the love affair our society has with cats and dogs, it's important to understand not everyone feels the same way. Many condo owners and potential condo buyers prefer to not have cats and dogs around. Fortunately for them, wer can find condos for sale that exclude pets for those who require it. We have compiled information on the pet policies of many of the condominiums in the Bradenton Beach Real EstateBradenton and Sarsota area. These policies are not garanteed to be 100% accurate. Individual buildings or sections of a subdivision may have separate pet policies. Some of these policies may have changed over time. And there is a chance that the information given to us was inaccurate. But this is a good starting point to see where pets are welcome.