How to Write a Successful Pet Resume for Your Next Home

So, you’re planning to move into your new apartment or house; you’ve looked for somewhere you love, and you’re starting to get exciting about starting a new chapter in your life. However, have you thought about the importance that your pet will have, especially in the eyes of your new landlord?

Some landlords mind pets, some don’t, but all of them will want to know about your pet and whether or not they are suitable for their property. By writing a pet ‘resume’ and including it in your application, you can detail all the information you need, making it far more likely that you’ll be accepted into your new home.

Basic Information You Need to Include In Your Cat Or Dog Resume

Start by listing out the basic information that you need to include within your pet resume. This will give your potential landlord a clear insight into your pet so they can make a well-informed decision on whether or not your pet is suitable for the property.

Some of the critical elements you’ll need to include are;

  • Your pet’s name
  • The age of your pet
  • The Breed
  • The weight
  • Gender

You can also add a short paragraph describing what sort of personality your pet has, whether it’s relatively lazy, active, quiet, friendly or whatever you think suits best. Of course, remember that not many landlords are going to accept pets that are ‘violent.’

If you’re looking for great ways to describe your pet, you can use copywriting services and writing guides, such as Essayroo, to help.

Include a Photograph

Include a nice photo of your dog in your pet resume

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Another great way to give your landlord a clear insight into what your pet is like is by including a photo. You’ll want to make sure that the picture is relatively current and shows your pet in the best light. Try to make it look adorable, and you can be sure your landlord will instantly fall in love with your pet.

Include Concise Details

After you’ve listed up the basic information on your pet, it’s time to start delving into the make-or-break details of your pet. Remember that other people in your building may also have pets, so start by saying how well your pet gets on with others.

You’ll also want to include information about vaccinations that your pet has had, whether it’s spayed or neutered and any other relevant information you think would be related to increasing your chances of your pet being accepted. Using editing tools like Boomessays you can make sure all the information you need is included.

Don’t Forget Training Information

Perhaps one of the most essential points to remember on your pet resume is how well trained your pet is. Of course, your cat or dog being potty trained is going to be important to any landlord, but if your pet has had any other special training, such as courses, this is definitely worth mentioning on your resume.

If your pet has had some form of extra or specialized training, this is sure to win brownie points with your landlord. Don’t forget to proofread your pet resume for mistakes, something you can do easily using proofreading tools like Ukwritings.

Include Contact Information On Your Pet Resume

When you’ve been writing your pet resume, using the checklist above, the chances are that you’ve tried to include everything you can think of. However, some landlords will have questions they will want to ask you, which is why it’s so important to include your contact information.

As a rule of thumb, include your name, your phone number and an email address so your landlord can get in touch quickly. You can add your contact information in professionally using citation tools. You can also use word count tools to make sure your resume isn’t too long or too short.


As you can see, writing a resume for your pet before a move doesn’t have to be a stressful or daunting task. Make sure you go through your resume, putting yourself in the shoes of your landlord and answering all the questions they’ll have and you can be sure that you’re maximizing your chances of securing the place.

Looking for other resources on moving with a dog? Check out our guide to moving with a dog

This is a guest post provided by Gloria Kopp

Gloria Kopp is a business writer and editor at Paper Fellows. She is running Studydemic writing blog and is an expert contributor at Microsoft, The Tab and Australian help blog.