For individuals properties, consider using a "pet resume" to show that you are a responsible pet owner.
There are plenty of people filling out pet resumes for prospective landlords. This is a great way to let your landlord know that you are serious, responsible, and dedicated pet owner. Some of the information you will see on the following pages are the same things you'd want to be able to provide to your landlord, including references, vet records, your pet's age/activity level and how you meet those needs, any training courses your pet has had, and a few things about your pet's personality.
This is an excellent site with sample "pet resumes"
This page has helpful links at the bottom too.
People are sometimes forced to give up their pets when they move into new housing that can't accommodate pets. We've put together a list of pet-friendly rental properties and resources to help keep you and your pet together.
People with Pets
Pet restrictions are listed right next to the apartment name so you can see immediately if they accept dogs over or under 50 lbs. This site also gives access to pet-friendly roommates, whether you are looking to rent or you have a room for rent.
Once you have searched for your city, scroll down and check the type of pet-friendly housing you are looking for. You can check several choices at once.
My Cheap Apartments
Great search engine for available apartments, search by neighborhood, price, and size. Individual property listings include which pets are allowed.
Click on "Search" at the top; your choices will include "dogs allowed" and "cats allowed."
My New Place
Search for your city, then select the pet option from the pull-down menus at the top of the page.
A list of "affordable" apartments in Minnesota. Many specify which, if any, pets are allowed.
Click on "advanced search." Under "options," hover over "pets" and click the boxes that describe your pets. Alternately, you can search by location, and icons will indicate pet-friendly listings.
After typing in the city, you can choose the pet policy on the left.
Real Time Leasing
Click on "Rentals", select "More Search Options" at the top of the Rentals page, then check the box for "Pets Allowed."
My Apartment Map
Here you can search for a pet-friendly apartment by neighborhood.
Search for your city, then select "Pets" from the "Features" in the left-hand menu.