If you’re a pet parent buying a condo for sale on Sanibel Island or Captiva Island, there are a few things you need to know – and one of the most important is that every development has its own rules and regulations when it comes to four-legged (and two-legged or no-legged) friends.

While it’s unfortunate, some condos on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are not pet-friendly. Here’s how you can find Captiva Island and Sanibel Island’s pet-friendly condos and what to watch for when your house-hunting.

Pet-Friendly-Sanibel-Condos-for-SaleHow to Find Sanibel Island’s Pet-Friendly Condos

The first step in finding condos that will welcome your dog, cat or other furry friend with open arms is to work with a Sanibel Island Realtor® who’s very familiar with each development on the island and whether each accepts pets. Some developments limit the number of pets and the types of pets you can have, and some have rules that allow owners to have pets but not renters (which is something to keep in mind if you intend to rent out your condo when you’re not in residence). Some even have restrictions in place that say you can only have the pets you had at the time of purchase; you’re not allowed to acquire new pets over time.

Association Rules in Pet-Friendly Condos

When you buy a home in a pet-friendly condo, you and your pet will be subject to the association’s rules. In a lot of cases, the rules are really specific about which types of pets you can have on the property – and often, there are mentions of exotic pets; household pets like dogs and cats; caged pets like rabbits, birds, hamsters, ferrets, mice and other small animals; and reptiles.

Common Restrictions on Pets in Pet-Friendly Condo Buildings

In most cases, your condo association will have rules about when and where your pets can be outdoors. They’ll also have leash rules and pet waste requirements, and outline the rules when it comes to damage that pets do to common areas (such as elevators, hallways and other facilities). One of the most important clauses in a pet agreement for many owners has to do with noise; there will most likely be association rules about dogs who bark excessively or continuously.

Remember that each condo has its own association, which sets rules that apply to residents and their pets. Rules can restrict certain types of pets, some breeds, and even pet sizes, as well as outline the regulations on pets in common areas, noise and other issues.


Are You Looking for Sanibel Island’s Pet-Friendly Condos?

If you’re searching for pet-friendly condos on Sanibel Island, we can help you find the perfect place. Call us at 239-691-6240 or get in touch with us online to talk to a Sanibel Realtor who knows each development’s rules.