If you're a renter, it can be tough to find a place that will allow your dogs to live there with you. This is a deal-breaker for many people since dogs are considered to be more like family than pets.

If you can find a landlord who's okay with having pets, it will probably cost you a lot more. It could be a one-time pet deposit, or your monthly rent may be higher if you have a pet.

According to Tenant Cloud.com, renting to pet owners has pros and cons.


  • More potential renters
  • Charge higher rent
  • Help protect your property
  • Long term renters


  • Extra wear and tear on your property
  • Regular inspections to keep an eye on the condition of your property
  • Issues with neighbors
  • Tenants that hide pets don't take proper steps to have a pet

Show Sight Magazine has released information that shows the best and worst states for finding rental property if you have a dog. Across the country, nearly 1/3 of all rentals will allow tenants to have a dog. Unfortunately, if you're looking to rent in Wyoming, your chances of doing so will go down significantly.

Wyoming Top 10 for states that will likely NOT allow a renter to have a dog.

Renting A Home Isn't Easy In Wyoming With A Dog

Another interesting piece of this study that jumped out at me was that Wyoming was the top state with the most interest in having a dog. 80.8 searches per 1,000 people were from people interested in acquiring a new dog.

Renting A Home Isn't Easy In Wyoming With A Dog

If you are searching for a new dog, there are quite a few factors you should consider when looking for the perfect dog for you.

  • Do you have enough space?
  • Are you looking for the right-sized dog for your situation?
  • Are kids and or other pets involved in your family?
  • Will you have enough extra time in your schedule for a dog?
  • How much does the dog shed, and how much special care will be involved?
  • If you're renting, are pets allowed, and will you need special pet insurance?

11 Country Songs About Dogs That Will Rip Your Heart Out

If you've ever owned a dog, you've experienced one of the greatest loves this world has to offer. A dog's love is unconditional, which is why it's so difficult to say goodbye to them when it's time for them to cross the rainbow bridge. Grab some tissues and listen to these country songs about dogs that will absolutely rip your heart out.

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If you want to spoil your dog and go beyond just a normal stuffed toy, here are some great options.

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