The North Carolina legislature has made pet-oriented apartments a priority, with a bill that will allow pet owners to rent their property out for up to three months at a time.
A few pet-related laws are also pending.
The bill is currently on hold, but a House committee is expected to vote on it at a later date.
The North Carolinian is now living in a tiny apartment in the PetSmart store on Mill Creek in Raleigh, NC.
It has three dogs, a cat, a fox, and a cat named Kitten.
She sleeps on a mattress on a couch that is not much bigger than her bed.
Pet owners will have to sign a waiver that says they are willing to abide by pet laws in the apartment, and there will be a sign saying that no dogs are allowed in the unit.
The house committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a bill to allow pet landlords to rent out apartments to pet owners.
A petition that has already been signed by over 7,000 people has been circulating on the internet, asking the state legislature to pass the pet-based rental legislation.
“There are a lot of things going on in our state right now, and pet owners have been living in this country for a very long time, but for the first time, pet owners will be able to rent a home with a pet in it,” Kim Young, co-founder of PetSafe, a North Carolina pet-care organization, told ABC News.
Young has been involved in efforts to change pet laws around the country for several years, and said the pet owners are getting fed up with pet landlords.
“[They’re] saying, ‘You’re going to destroy the pets.
I’m not going to give them a place to live.
I don’t want to let my dogs out of the house,'” Young said.
“We need to have a law that lets pet owners, and the pet people, live in these houses.”
“I have two dogs,” Young said of the apartment.
“They’re living there.
They’re a good couple.
I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’m trying to make sure they’re not hurt.”
A lot of pet owners want to move into pet-specific apartments, but many are reluctant to do so.
“There are so many things we don’t have to do.
It’s a great opportunity for pet owners,” said Young.
There are pet-only buildings around the US, but North Carolina is the first state to have its own pet-like apartment.
In the last year, North Carolina has been home to a lot more pet owners than it has in the past, with nearly 3,000 new owners added since 2014.
However, PetSafe is hoping that the new laws can help pet owners move out of their apartments and into smaller, more pet-friendlier houses.
“We have to keep this up,” Young told ABC.
“I’ve seen the numbers go up.
People are realizing that this is a great place to move to.”