Pet Screening for Rental Applications (Legacy)

This help article contains instructions for the Legacy Version of Rentec Direct. More information about the latest version of Rentec Direct can be found here: The Remodel | Rentec Direct’s Newest Software Update

Rentec Direct is fully integrated with PetScreening (, a pet screening platform that empowers property managers and landlords to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes.

With Rentec Direct’s PetScreening integration, you can automatically direct your rental applicants to your account so they can complete a pet screen once they are finished completing their online rental application.

Getting Started with PetScreening for Rentec Direct

In order to access the new PetScreening feature, you will need to create a free account on is free for landlords and property managers. 

Sign up for a free account here.  

When you sign up for a PetScreening account, you will be prompted to create a subdomain that will look something like this:  We recommend creating a unique subdomain that is in line with your name, business name, or property name. (For example

Activate PetScreening in your Rentec Direct Account

In order to link your PetScreening account with your Rentec Direct account, you will need to access your unique subdomain from

To find your unique subdomain from follow the directions below. 

Find or Create a Unique Subdomain from

  1. Log in to your account on
  2. Click on the Settings option.
  3. Go to the Landing Page tab.
  4. Find the section called “Unique Subdomain”, and make note of the information found here. In this example, our unique subdomain is "yourcompany"  Your subdomain will be different.

PetScreening Unique Subdomain

Connect your Rentec Direct account

In your Rentec Direct account:

  1. Click on the Settings tab.
  2. Click on the Utilities section.
  3. Click on Pet Screening.
  4. Enter your unique subdomain from your account.
  5. Select the checkbox for "Required" if you want all of your applicants to be routed through the process.  If you only want applicants who specify that they have pets to be routed through, leave unchecked.
  6. Click Save.

Connect Pet Screening to Rentec Direct

Activate PetScreening on Your Rental Applications

In your Rentec Direct account:

  1. Click on the Settings tab.
  2. Click on the Rental Application Defaults section.
  3. Under Optional Questions, set the option "Ask primary applicant to list pets?" to "Yes".

With this option enabled, if your applicant indicates that they have pets when filling out your rental application, they will automatically be forwarded to your custom application and will notify you of the results of their screen as soon as they complete it.

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