Selected highlights from the Consumerist:
- Pet security deposits and monthly pet rent has become the norm for the millions of pet owners living in apartments and rental properties across the nation.
- Deposits can reach into the hundreds of dollars, while rental payments range anywhere from $10 to $50 per month. In many cases, the fees are non-refundable.
- Apartments.com says just two years ago the pet rents were rather unheard of.
- 78% of renters say they paid a pet deposit and 29% reported paying monthly pet rent