Pet Friendly Apartments
Las Olas and Downtown Fort Lauderdale Area
We know that keeping pets happy keeps their owners happy, too! That’s why we offer a lifestyle that pet owners love. We believe in a clean, safe environment for all pets and that means respectful scooping of waste.
For those that enjoy “man’s and woman’s best friend,” the pet walk area is a great place to play and to help keep our grounds ready and pristine for everyone to enjoy!
We welcome you and your pet to Town Westshore Marina Apartments.
Moving Tips To Consider When Moving with Pets:
Having a four-legged family member is one of the greatest joys of apartment living. You have found a apartment community that is pet-friendly and will suit all of your needs, congratulations! You are ready for the entire family, including your pet, to venture into your new pad!
Please read about our pet-friendly apartment policy below.
ASPCA Director of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Research Dr. Katherine Miller states that there are ways to make the move to your new apartment as safe and easy as possible for your furry friends.
Packing Up Your Apartment
Moving is tough enough on humans, but animals don’t have a clue why strangers are removing the furniture. Like the rest of us, pets need a little extra TLC at moving time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make their move easier at both ends and on the road.
Take your time. Stretch out your packing time over several weeks. Avoid panic in the last days, leaving moving day as relaxed as possible for you and your pets. Don’t change. Keep your pets’ routines, such as feedings and walks, as normal as possible the week before moving. Because dogs and cats need to feel in control, they might exhibit behavioral changes or even become ill when stressed. Treat them with the same level of attention you would ordinarily give them.
Cats aren’t big fans of change. You can help your cats (and skittish dogs) adjust to the moving process by bringing in moving boxes early and by keeping your furry friends in a familiar room, one that you plan to pack up last. On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door shut, or at a friend’s house. This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck.
Prepare to Make Your Move to Town Westshore Marina Apartments
Visit your veterinarian a couple of weeks before moving, request a copy of veterinary records, a rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate. Be certain your pets are up to date with their shots. If your pet is a senior or has health problems, ask whether a mild sedative would be advisable before travel.
Get tags and leashes. If you have a dog or an indoor/outdoor cat, buy or create identification tags with your new address and phone number. Be sure your pets are wearing them during travel. While you’re at it, pick up a cat leash, you’ll need it if you’re taking a long road trip or traveling on an airplane as well as for the first few days that Fluffy and Captain go outdoors in the new neighborhood.
Tips For Moving with Dogs:
Settling into Your New Downtown Apartment
When you arrive at your new apartment, it will be tempting to set your dog or cat loose in the apartment to explore. However, a new and unfamiliar space can be overwhelming to your pets. Start by allowing them to adjust to one room—their “home base”—which should include their favorite toys, treats, water and food bowls, and litter box for cats. When they seem comfortable, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the apartment, while keeping some doors shut. You can slowly move your cat’s litter box to a different room, too.
Your cat or dog will be king (or queen!) of your new apartment in no time.
Again, choose a small room to be the pet room, where dogs and cats can feel secure as you move in furniture and belongings. As much as possible, have furniture, bowls and toys in place before you let your pets out of their crates.
Don’t let pets outdoors without a leash until they’ve adapted to their new surroundings—several days to a week for cats; dogs adapt more quickly.
Continue giving your pets water from home for the first few days.
- If your pets misbehave, consider ways to reduce their stress. If you suspect they may be ill, make a veterinary appointment. Don’t punish your pets for initial misbehavior. Cats especially will not understand and distrusting you will only increase stress and stress-caused behaviors.
- Clean up “accidents” immediately. Animals tend to repeat behaviors in the same areas, so remove odors as quickly as possible.
Prior to the approval of your apartment rental application or before you acquire a pet, please contact our apartment management team to schedule a “pet interview”and provide a certificate of health that states pet breed, age, weight, height and vaccinations received. All pets must have management approval prior to moving into Town Westshore Marina Apartments.
50 pounds, non-aggressive breeds, unless the pet is a service animal
$350 non refundable one time pet fee
$350 non refundable one time pet fee, 2nd pet
We will photograph your pet for our records.
Mandy – Dog Walker 754-234-0252 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Foxy Paw’s 954-324-2500Pampered Pooch Saloon 954-822-8577 – www.pamperedpoochsaloon.net
Nearest ASPCA/Shelter: Human Society 954-989-3977
Nearest Vet: Gentle Care Animal Hospital 954-524-1111 – 1020 E. Broward Blvd.
Nearest Emergency Vet: Pet Emergency Hospital 954-772-0420 – 921 E. Cypress Creek Rd.
Nearest Dog Park: Snyder Park – 954-828-3299 – 3299 SW 4th Ave