We had to move, but we needed to find a new place that would let us bring our dog. There are more places now that are pet-friendly, but not every apartment complex is. We found some downtown Asheville apartments that are nestled in among trees that are okay with us bringing our dog. Like the other places that let you bring a pet, they just have you pay a security deposit on your pet and a rental fee for them to live in your apartment with you. Years ago landlords did not allow pets because of bad owners who left a mess behind when they moved. It is getting better now that many pet owners treat their pets like kids. We even have medical insurance on our dog.
Our dog is not messy. I think I shed more than she does. We are very clean about her too. She goes to the groomers more often than my wife goes to the hair salon. She even has her own raincoat. We have a fancy vacuum for cleaning up any stray pet hairs too. You would not even be able to tell we have a dog if we put her water and food bowl away. She is very quiet and well trained. She does not bark or growl, so the neighbors have nothing to complain about. She is like the perfect kid who we can leave at home when we have to go out for a few hours.
We are happy in our new apartment in Asheville. It is so much better than the last place. They have everything here that we could ever want. They have a pool and much better guest parking than the last place. The apartments are super clean and very well maintained too. I'm glad we made the move when we did.