Pet Policy
Alpha Real Estate is a pet friendly property management company!

We do everything we can to ensure that pets are cared for like family and that responsible pet guardians are given the respect that they deserve!

Our basic policy is that we have to meet and approve of your pet. While we do not discriminate based on breed or weight some properties may not allow pets or have restrictions. We are looking for responsible pet guardians and for the pet to be a “good citizen”. If the home you wish to rent is in the city of Asheville you must register your pet and provide proof of city license. Buncombe County has a mandatory spay/neuter law so unless you purchase an unaltered pet permit we require your pet be spayed/neutered.

Approved applicants are required to complete a third-party pet screening for each of their pets or companion animals prior to move-in. Pet screenings are $20 for the first pet and $15 for additional pets, service/companion animal registration is free. Pet Screening is a simple and secure tool allowing you to store all the important information about your pet in one place. The benefits of registering your pet with a pet screening service are huge. An online pet screening allows you to consolidate the paperwork required to manage your pet’s complicated life all in one place. Profile information includes: photos, vaccinations, microchip, training, behavioral traits as well as a special section for service/companion animals. You’ll love easily sharing this information with all of the service providers in your pets lives. pet sitters, doggie daycares, groomers, veterinarians, and animal hospitals. Your pet screening will automatically be shared with us, just click the button below to start your pet screening today!
Pet Screening

If your pet is approved the fees depend on the property and the pet. Our standard refundable pet deposit is $250 per pet which may vary based on your situation. We do not charge non-refundable pet “fees” and we don’t charge “pet rent.”

We strongly encourage individuals with dogs rent a property with a fenced yard. Because of the potential damage caused by under-stimulated dogs, we do not allow “outside only” dogs and under no circumstances do we allow the tying or chaining of a dog. The City of Asheville has a No Tethering Ordinance and Buncombe County is considering one as well. If the property does not have a fenced yard we will discuss your situation. If after move in your pet creates a nuisance or is destructive you will be given 72 hours to remove the pet from the household.

Renter’s Insurance is STRONGLY recommended. It is very affordable and offers you liability protection as well as covering your contents. Avoid a loss and purchase renter’s insurance!

Alpha Real Estate & Construction is a corporate sponsor of the Asheville Humane Society. If your pet goes missing contact your local shelter immediately, they have resources to help! If you know of anyone looking to adopt a pet, find a home for a pet, in need of Safety Net services or just needs general information please visit