Not all landlords are asking for pet resumes, but more renters are getting them. Cathy Klein, a professional designer who creates professional pet resumes through the aptly named PetResumes.net, has received requests from all over the country.
And they aren’t just for large dogs. “I create resumes for all animals, though cats and dogs seem to be the bulk of what I do. I recently did a resume for a couple who had three snakes,” said Klein.
Even if the landlord doesn’t request it, being prepped could set you apart from the pack.
To start your pet’s resume, get the basics in order. Hall recommends all resumes start with this information:
Proof of vaccinations
Disclosure of any incidents
References are also important, but asking for reference letters may be a waste of time.
Instead, add your vet’s contact information and any former landlords who can verify what an awesome pet you have.