We are now at the beginning of our winter season and finding a rental will be challenging at best. Be prepared to pay a security deposit for your pets along with a security deposit for your housing. In addition, due to the low rental inventory month rates have jumped up. What rented last year for $1450 is renting this year for $1950.
You will be limited to what is available when you are ready to rent/move in. If you will be moving in January and looking in November, you may have to rent the home for December as well. The demand for rentals that accept pets will be a challenge.
Brock Realty Inc.
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Many rentals, whether they are private or part of a community, will only allow 2 pets with a max weight limit (many times, 50 pounds is the max). The other thing to consider will be breed restrictions. There are some communities that have breed restrictions for dogs. Your best bet will probably be renting a single family home, since the restrictions in condos are much more strict.
Most communities will also require your pets vaccination history so that you can prove that they are up to date on all of their shots. I would be sure to get into a vet (and there are PLENTY of options) as soon as you arrive to make sure you get the proper tags and complete the registration for your pets.
Here is a list of rental sites so you can start your search:
My Florida Homes - http://myfloridahomesmls.com/
Ebay Classifieds â€“ http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/
Florida Rental Ads â€“ http://www.floridarentalads.com/
Real Rentals â€“ http://www.realrentals.com/
Rentals.com â€“ http://www.rentals.com
Rent Range â€“ http://www.rentrange.com
Vacation Rentals by Owner â€“ http://www.vrbo.com
Sarasota Herald Tribune - http://www.heraldtribune.com/
Sun Herald â€“ http://www.sunnewspapers.net
Craigslist â€“ http://www.craigslist.com
You will not have trouble finding dog friendly areas where your dogs can run, play, or be on a leash. Someone had mentioned Brohard Paw Park in Venice-- this place is awesome! Would strongly recommend taking your pets there. You can also go to Bird Key Park which is just across the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota. Dogs can play in the shallow waters of the bay and you can enjoy the beautiful views of downtown and the boats.
If you have any questions, please call or email.
Faye Doyle, LLC
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Coldwell Banker Downtown
100 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Cell: 941-504-7496 Fax: 941-364-8740
Price range 150,000 to 3 million. 9th Best selling community in America. You may find it more difficult to rent something with 3 dogs with a home owner, although Lakewood Ranch is very pet friendly. You'll love it here. Just another day in Paradise.
Jim Soda ... TheSodaGroup.com
Keller Williams Realty
Serving the Greater Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch Areas
Re-sell, Rent and New Construction
There are several nice pet friendly communities in the Sarsota/Bradenton area. No need to go that far as St. Pete. Just contact one of the nice Realtors who made comments to your question, everyone will find you a great house. You will love the area, I am here for almost twenty years and feel very comfortable.
Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, CIPS, TRC, SFR
Additionally, Sarasota is very canine accommodating at our outdoor dining .
Be sure to register your doggies with local County through your new Vet for local license.
Arlington Park & 17th Street Park a super fun for my dogs. Bird Key now has a dog/picnic access point for water fun.
Hopefully we'll see you soon -- it's fun, frolicking and furry friendly :)
Sandra LaFlamme, Realtor
If you would like to contact me I can give info of what is currently available in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. With the understanding of your 3 Best Friends.
5215 State Rd. 64 East
Bradenton, FL 34208
941-720-0723 Direct Line
941 741-8177 Fax
Any area near the beaches or your work will give you a lot of choices. Nothing in Sarasota is that far and you shouldn't have to worry much about the commute.
Re/Max alliance Group