Gene Brown missed having a dog around. A traveling radiologist, Brown lived in corporate housing and was often on the road between assignments.
“I would see other technicians, who traveled with pets, and think, ‘I wish I could do that,'” he said.
Pets can be accommodated by most corporate housing providers, although some properties carry breed restrictions such as no pit bulls, rottweilers, German shepherds, or chows. Other properties require pet interviews, which can be difficult for traveling professionals to do if they are unable to see the property before taking occupancy. Taking the time to attend obedience classes with your dog will benefit you in any number of ways, but especially in the case of a pet interview.
If you own an aggressive breed of dog such as a pit bull, you may have an easier time accommodating your pet if you choose to rent a private furnished property over renting corporate housing at an apartment complex. Your corporate housing provider will be able to advise you how to proceed in such circumstances.
“One time we had this client whose dog kept escaping from the apartment,” said Erin Connelly, Operations Manager for the corporate housing provider Almost Home USA, “So we asked the complex to put a special lock on the door and they did.”
Finding housing that will accommodate a pet is only part of the challenge, there’s also getting them from point A to point B without causing them undue stress. Here are some helpful tips:
If you’re taking your dog or cat by car, begin by taking them on shorter trips first. That way you can gauge the level of their anxiety and speak with your veterinarian if you feel that tranquilizers are necessary.
Make sure the dog is always in the back seat of a …