TOP MENU with SOCIAL

Pet Friendly Housing

PET FRIENDLY HOUSING BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Overview

  1. Rental options
  • Rental communities
  • No breed/weight restrictions
  • Craig’s list
  • Private landlord

Tips for moving

  1. Rental Agencies
  2. Pet-friendly rentals of Buncombe County
  1. Additional resources

1. Rental options

OPTION 1: RENTAL COMMUNITIES

The list of rental properties following the tips in this document include a variety of properties that are pet friendly with restrictions. While all allow pets, most have restrictions in terms of: number of pets, weight of pets, restricted breeds, and acceptance of exotics. Since many of these listings are apartment complexes or communities, they are geared towards owners with a max of 3 animals, usually cats or dogs, that are smaller and non-aggressive.

OPTION 2: NO BREED/WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Cory Layton, property manager at Iron Creek Properties, can help you find a rental home with no breed or weight restrictions. All cats and dogs must be spayed and neutered and up to date on vaccines.

You can read about his guidelines on pets and pet-friendly rentals later in this document. You can call Cory at (828) 712 – 9856.

OPTION 3: CRAIG’S LIST

Search Craig’s List housing for independent landlord listings. The Asheville listings that are cat and dog friendly are found here. Similar to the rental communities, private owners are usually pet friendly with restrictions like breed, weight, and number of pets. Some owners are more flexible than others and pet restrictions will be negotiated on an individual basis. There is usually a non-refundable pet deposit.

The HSUS lists Pets are Welcome properties in each state. This is a good resource for if you are moving to a new state, county, etc.; however, there are no listings for Buncombe County. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/173wnOpy13heC0ftJLcngIgatGs2pea1he8akDhLXk7M/edit#gid=439238342

OPTION 4: PRIVATE LANDLORD

Private landlords will care most about your credit and rental history. Discussing credit and rental history at the first introduction will show responsibility as a tenant. If possible, get references from previous landlords as well as the pets vaccination and spay/neuter records and the veterinarian’s recommendation. Not only will these documents show your character and responsibility as a pet owner but they will also provide the potential landlord a summary of what to expect from you and your pets behaviors. If prior rental history cannot be provided or if credit is less than perfect, offer an additional pet deposit or negotiate with the landlord.

When it comes to renting from a private landlord, it is crucial to be honest about the number of pets, size and weight of pets, breed and/or type of pet, if you have exotic pets or fish tanks, and the equipment that comes with the pet. Pets should be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated before searching for a rental. This ensures that they are less likely to bite, spray (urinating to mark territory), and stray from the property – all of which are costly consequences for the landlord.

Other important things to bring up with a potential landlord include: your employment history, noise level and cleanliness of yourself/pets, obedience training, crate-ability of dogs, in/outdoor cats.

It is a good idea to offer to pay a more upfront pet deposit or to take care of the deep clean of the property before vacating, including paying to have the carpets cleaned. Make sure to include these terms in the lease agreement/contract. This may help ease their mind in terms of leasing to a pet owner.

TIPS FOR MOVING

When it comes to a change of location, there are a couple ways to help lessen the amount of stress put on both human and pets:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to find housing that is pet-friendly. The search for new housing can take weeks, and with some places a meet-and-greet is required prior to signing a lease. The more time spent to find the right place makes for a smooth and simple move.
  • Be honest about your pets: the amount of pets you have; what size, weight, and breed they are; what hardware and supplies they have; and the temperament of the pets. Sneaking pets into no-pet housing can be detrimental to the pets, as well as the reputation of other pet owners, and it is strongly ill-advised to do it.
  • Get animal referrals, if you can, from your veterinarian, previous landlords and roommates. This will give the potential landlord an idea of what to expect from an objective point of view.
  • Offer to have a meet-and-greet with the owner/property manager prior to signing a lease if they do not ask for one first. This will give them a peek into your pet’s behavior and temperament.
  • Crate train your dogs if possible so that the landlord will be comfortable knowing the dog will be safe and secure while you are not home.
  • If the landlord does not already plan to do so, develop a pet agreement with them that details the terms of having the pet and get both the pet approval and agreement in writing for your lease records.

2. Rental Agencies

Alpha Real Estate
65 Charlotte St.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-9966
info@alpha-real-estate.com
-Some properties have breed/weight restrictions and no pet policies
-Alpha Real Estate must meet and approve the pet
-If the home is in the city of Asheville, the pet must be registered & tenant must provide license
-Pet is required to be spayed/neutered due to Buncombe County’s mandatory spay/neuter law
-Provide current shot records, vet reference, and positive reference from previous landlord
-Tenant will be charged a
refundable pet deposit that varies based on property and animal
-Pet addendum will be attached with lease

Asheville Phoenix Properties
86 Asheland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 277-8685
frontdesk@ashevillesbestrentals.com
-Most rental properties are pet friendly and will be stated on the individual property listing
-Pet fee varies depending on owner of property but is typically $200/dog and $100/cat
-Pet fees are one-time and non-refundable
-Restricted breeds: Pitbull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman

Black Bear Rentals, Inc.
216 Asheland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 712-3075
blackbearrentals@gmail.com
-Individual properties will state if they allow pets
-Pet addendum will be included with lease
-Pet deposit: $300/pet at time of move in, often refundable

Leslie and Associates, Inc.
265 Charlotte St. Suite 2
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-1517
-Some properties are willing and able to rent to people with pets
-Cat fee is $75/cat upfront and $10/mo/cat, dog fee is $100/dog and $20/mo/dog
-No more than 2 cats or dogs per household
-Cats: must be at least one year old, spayed/neutered, indoor-only, year-round flea/tick prevention
-Dogs: at least one year old, neutered, indoor-only BUT have leash/harness outside, year-round flea/tick prevention
-Restricted breeds: Pitbull/subtypes, German Shepherd, Chow Chow, Akita, Boxer, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Mastiff, Husky/all types, Doberman Pinscher, Malamute, Wolf-hybrid/all types, mixes of these
-Some bird species are permitted with inquiry
-Fish tank may not exceed 20 gallons with one tank per household
-Will not rent to tenants with ferrets, rabbits, rats, rodents, lizards, farm animals, tarantulas, snakes, or exotic pets

Lifestyle Property Management
2 Walden Ridge Dr. Suite 90
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-1110
-Properties that allow pets will state so in individual property description
-Pet deposit: $300
-Pet addendum is attached to signed lease agreement

Iron Creek Properties
Property manager – Cory
P.O. Box 16454
Asheville, Nc 28816
(828) 712-9856
info@ironcreek.org
-As best as possible they follow non-restrictive, pet-friendly policy
-No chaining of dogs in yard for extended periods
-Pets must demonstrate understanding of basic commands and react non-aggressively in public
-If pet bites someone while on property without good cause, tenant is given 72hrs to remove pet
-All dogs and cats must be spayed/neutered due to Buncombe/Henderson County law
-Required 5 minute in-person pet interview with
all dogs to ensure the pet is well cared for, healthy, and has good behavior
-Tenant must provide annual pet license if property is within Asheville city limits
-Tenant must provide letter from veterinarian to ensure routine immunizations and checkups
-Tenant must provide letter from former landlord to ensure no noise complaints or property damage
-Pet deposit: $250
refundable if no damage during tenancy, $300 if pet is under 12mo
-Pet deposit
does not apply to service animals; call property manager for more information

3. Pet-friendly rental communities of Buncombe County

East Asheville:

Eastwood Village Apartments
32 Olde Eastwood Village Blvd.
Asheville, NC  28803
(877) 655-9919
Max pets: 2
Max weight: no limit
Fees: $300/1, $450/2, $10/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Wolf Hybrid, Pitbull, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, mixes of these
Accepts: cats, dogs, turtles, non-poisonous frogs, domestic hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, small domesticated birds, domestic fish
Does not accept: snakes, spiders, ferrets, iguanas
Call for rent pricing

Berrington Village Apartments
1 Overton Way
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 239-2000
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 80 lbs total
Fees: $375/1, $450/2, applies to cats and dogs
Restricted breeds: Dobermans, Chows, Pitbulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, mixes of these
Accepts: small mammals, reptiles, fish
Has a dog park
Call for rent pricing

Parkway Crossing Apartments
102 La Mancha Dr
Asheville, NC 28805
(855) 202-7844
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 70lb total
Fees: $200/1, $300/2, $15/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Rent: $795-1405

River Ridge
1906 River Ridge Dr.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-0665
Max pets: 2 cats or dogs
Max weight: 75lb/dog
Fees: $300/1, $400/2 non-refundable, $15/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Rent: $945-1,445

Ascot Point Village Apartments
23 Ascot Point Cir
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-8990
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 80 lbs total
Pet fee: $300/1, $375/2 non-refundable
Restricted breeds: Dobermans, Chows, Pitbulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, mixes of these
Accepts: domestic small mammals
Does not accept: exotic small mammals, birds, reptiles
Call for rent pricing

Kensington Place Apartments
200 Kensington Place
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 348-1804
Max pets: 2 cat or dog
Max weight: 90lb
Fees: $150/pet refundable, $150/pet non-refundable
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Rent: $750-1,150

Laurel Wood Apartments (Senior Citizen Community)
650 Caribou Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 277-1733
Max pets: 1
Max weight: 25 lb.
Fees: $300 deposit (can be split over 6 months)
Restricted breeds: none (under 25 lbs.)
Dog facilities: no
Other pets: no
Income & age based rent

Verde Vista
4110 Verde Vista Circle
Asheville, NC 28803
(888) 897-1612
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/1, $350/2
Dog facilities: pet park
Other pets: yes
Restricted breeds: Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Husky, Chow, Rottweiler
Call for pricing

Weirbridge Village Apartments
1 Legacy Oaks Place
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 277-7877
weirbridge@pegasusresidential.com
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/pet and $10/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Call for rent pricing

Woods Edge
98 Woodstream Lane
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274 – 4477
Max pets: cats or dogs
Max weight: 80lb total
Fees: $300/1, $450/2, $15/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Chow chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Pitbull, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bull Terrier , American Pitbull, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Shar Pei, mixes
Call for rent pricing

Haw Creek Mews
145 Haw Creek Mews Drive
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 348-6927
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $250 then $100 deposit per pet
Restricted breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow, Akita, German Shepherd, Mastiff, Boxer, Wolf Hybrid, Husky, and Alaskan Malamute
Has a dog park
Rent: $662-1198

Asheville Terrace—Senior Housing
200 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 255-8345
Max # of pets: 1
Max weight per pet: 30 lbs.
Fees: $300 deposit (refundable), can be paid in increments
Restricted breeds: none (under 30 lbs)
Rent: income based

West Asheville:

Hawthorne at Bear Creek
110 Bear Creek Lane
Asheville, NC 28806
(888) 879 – 7480
Max pets: 3
Max weight: 80lbs
Fees: $300/1, $100/additional pet, $15/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Has a pet wash station, dog park with agility equipment
Call for rent pricing

Haywood Village Apartments
919 Haywood Rd #110
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 424-7740
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $500/dog, $250/cat, $100/additional dog, $50/additional cat, $25/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Pitbull and Rottweiler
Has pet-friendly Fido stations
Call for rent pricing

The Meadows
99 Ascension Drive
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 585-6459
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/pet, $10/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Bull Terrier and St. Bernard
Dog facilities: pet park
Rent: $781-1155

Reserve at Asheville
11 Asheville Springs Circle
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 683-5527
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 75 lbs/pet
Fees: $300 for 1, additional $150 for 2
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Pets must be pre-approved by management & reserve the right to decline any pet or breed
Has two leash-free dog parks
Rent: $850-1520

Westmont Commons
120 Chamberlain Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 225-4044
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 90lbs total
Fees: $300 one time fee, additional $150 for second pet, $10/mo
Restricted breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Chow, Akita, Great Dane, and St. Bernard
Has a pet park
All pets must be approved by management
Does not accept: snakes, spiders, ferrets, iguanas
Rent: $950-1835

Woodridge Apartments
61 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 250-0159
Max pets: 1
Max weight: 25 lbs
Fees: $200
Restricted breeds: none (under 25 lbs.)
Income based rent

South Asheville:

Ansley at Roberts Lake
100 Roberts Lake Circle
Arden, NC 28704
(855) 260-0508
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 100lb
Fees: $350/1, $450/2, $10/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Mastiff, Pitbull, Rottweiler, mixed breeds
Has a nearby walking trail, pet stations
Rent: $890-1,875

Hawthorne at Southside
99 Turtle Creek Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274 – 2981
Max pets: 3
Max weight: 80lb
Fees: $300/1, $400/2, $500/3, $15/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Has a dog park and a pet wash station
Call for rent pricing

Reserve at Biltmore Park
300 Cranbrook Dr.
Arden, NC 29804
(877) 263-4054
Max pets: 3
Max weight: 90lb total, 25lb/dog if 3 dogs
Fees: $300, $13/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow, Doberman PInscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Wolf Hybrid, Pitbull, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, mixed breeds
Accepts: turtles, non-poisonous frogs, domestic hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, small domesticated birds, domestic fish
Does not accept: snakes, spiders, ferrets, iguanas
Rent: $990-1,250

The Forest at Biltmore Park
300 Long Shoals Rd
Arden, NC 28704
(844) 583-1122
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 90lb
Fees: $350, $10/mo
Restricted breeds*: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Wolf Hybrid, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, mixes
*Restricted breeds allowed if an assistance animal
Accepts: turtles, non-poisonous frogs, domestic hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, small domesticated birds, domestic fish
Does not accept: snakes, spiders, ferrets, iguanas
Rent: $925-1,445

Bell Biltmore Park
300 Cranbrook Drive
Arden, NC  28704
(877) 263-4054
Max pets: 3
Max weight: 90lbs total, can only have 3 dogs if all are 25lb or under
Fees: $300, $13/mo
Restricted breeds*: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Wolf Hybrid, Pitbull, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, mixes
*Restricted breeds allowed if an assistance animal
Accepts: turtles, non-poisonous frogs, domestic hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, small domesticated birds, domestic fish; fees may vary
Does not accept: snakes, spiders, ferrets, iguanas
Has a dog park
Call for rent pricing

Audubon Place Apartment Homes
1000 Flycatcher Way
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 490-9151
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/pet, $10/mo
Restricted breeds: Chow, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, American Bulldog
Has off-leash dog park
Rent: $850-1225

North Asheville:

Dilworth Apartment Homes
17 Lyndhurst Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(844) 248-7731
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 50lb
Fee: $300/pet, $20/pet/mo
Restricted breeds*: call for breeds
*Call for service animal policy
Has a pet park
Rent: $877-1510

Hawthorne at the Peak
50 Barnwood Drive
Asheville, NC 28004
(855) 355-8133
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 90lb
Fees: $300/1, $500/2, $10/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Call for rent pricing

The Lofts at Reynolds Village
42 Senator Reynolds Rd.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 225-6621
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 50lb
Fees: $400/1, $500/2
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Rent: $895-1900

Manor Ridge Apartments
130 North Ridge Drive
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 252-8818
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 35lb
Fees: $200, $20/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Call for rent pricing

Willow Ridge
415 Chunns Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 483-4304
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 100lb
Fees: $250/1, $350/2
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Call for rent pricing

Downtown Asheville:

Hawthorne Northside
600 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 585-6281
Max pets: 3
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/1, $150/additional
Restricted breeds: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Chow chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Pitbull, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pitbull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Shar Pei, Siberian Husky
Does not accept: snakes, ferrets, iguanas, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, insects
Rent: $940-1400

Skyloft Apartments
500 South Skyloft Dr.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 424-7740
Max pets: 2
Max weight: none
Fees*: $500/dog, $250/cat, $100/additional dog, $50/additional cat, $25/pet/mo
Restricted breeds: Pitbull, Rottweiler
*Carpeted units have a $500 refundable pet deposit
Has a fenced in dog park, Fido stations
Call for rent pricing

The Retreat at Hunt Hill
32 Ardmion Park
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 255-5255
Max pets: 3
Max weight: none
Fees: $300/1, $150/additional, $15/mo/pet
Restricted breeds: call for breeds
Rent: $950-1470

Woodberry Apartments
10 Alexander Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-2886
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 35lb/pet full grown
Fees: $300, $10/mo
Restricted breeds: Akita, Husky, Chow, Pitbull, Doberman Pinscher, Presa Canario, Elkhound, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, St. Bernard, Great Dane, Wolf Breeds
Pets must be house-broken and inoculated
Rent: $875-1360

Weaverville:

Park South Apartments (also applies to Flat Creek Village and Village Creek West)
900 Flat Creek Village Dr # 10
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-0622
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 50 lb
Fees: $350 for 1, additional $150 for 2
Restricted breeds: Pit bull terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Presa Canarions, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Akita, Wolf Hybrid, Mastiff, Cane Corso, Great Dane, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky
Rent: $750-1150

Candler:

Seasons at Biltmore Lake
1000 Vista Lake Drive
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-9009
Max pets: 2
Max weight: 65lb total
Fee: $300/pet
Restricted breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Chow, and Akita
Has a dog park
Rent: $850-1240

4. Additional resources:

http://www.rent.com/pet-friendly-apartments

http://www.findrenttoown.com/Locate-Pet-Housing

http://www.zillow.com/asheville-nc/apartments

http://hotpads.com/NC/Asheville

http://www.apartmentfinder.com/North-Carolina/Pet-Friendly-Asheville-Apartments

http://mountainx.com/classifieds/

logo


Visit Our Adoption Center • 31 Glendale Avenue • Asheville NC • 28803
Send Donations To: P.O. Box 8195 • Asheville NC • 28814
828-505-3440 • email: info@bwar.org
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Corporation