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Be sure to ask about pets when looking for an apartment roommate. Problems can arise if the roommate you choose has pets to which you are allergic. You don't want information like this to come as a surprise on move-in day. Let potential roommates know about any pets you own as well.
Many apartments don't allow pets at all. Read the terms of your lease to determine what pets, if any, are allowed. Don't break pet rules, even for the most compatible apartment roommate. Breaking the rules of your lease can have serious consequences.