Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How pet friendly is each U.S. state?

According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, about 68% of American Households own a pet. This means that renters, (homes or apartments) will need to find pet friendly properties to settle down with their furry friends. Americans will spend $58.51 Billion (Source: APPA) on their pets in 2014. That is 5 times as much as Americans spend on movie tickets each year (Source: MPAA).

RentLinx analyzed data from over 300,000 properties to find the most pet friendly places to rent in. Here is a 'heat-map' style breakdown by U.S. state indicating the states' percentage of pet friendly rental properties. Just click on each state to see its respective percentage of pet friendliness.

Most of the Great Plains states have large percentages of pet friendliness. Conversely, many of the metropolitan and densely populated areas do not seem to be as pet friendly in terms of their available rental properties. For example, Montana comes in at 90% vs. New York with only 30% of rental properties advertised as pet friendly.

Here are the top 10 states with pet friendly rentals:

1. New Mexico (91%)
2. Montana (90%)
3. Louisiana (85%)
4. Oregon (83%)
5. Arizona (81.4%)
6. Washington (80.8%)
7. Indiana (79.1%)
8. Oklahoma (79%)
9. Missouri (77.1%)
10. Nevada (77%)

Breaking it down further, Texas has the highest concentration of cities with pet friendly rentals. 

#1 - San Marcos, TX
99% of rental properties allow either dogs, cats, or both

#2 - Round Rock, TX
98% of rental properties allow either dogs, cats, or both

#3 - Fort Worth, TX
93% of rental properties allow either dogs, cats, or both

Looking for your next pet friendly rental property? Search on ShowMeTheRent to find it now!



Anonymous Peter said...

This is a shocker, to see states average 90+% on pet friendly rental advertising. You can hardly get an owner to accept pets here in Florida. It is about educating owners, one at the time.

2:35 PM  

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