Pet Screening for Rental Applications

Rentec Direct is fully integrated with PetScreening (petscreening.com), 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 petscreening.com account so they can complete a pet screen once they are finished completing their online rental application.

Getting Started with PetScreening for Rentec Direct

There are three steps to activate and use PetScreening in your Rentec Direct account. Those three steps are outlined below. 

1. Find or Create a Unique Subdomain from PetScreening.com

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

Sign up for a free PetScreening.com account here.  

When you sign up for a PetScreening account, you will be prompted to create a subdomain that will look something like this:

Example:  https://_____________.petscreening.com

Note: We recommend creating a unique subdomain that is in line with your name, business name, or property name. (For example https://kcmiller.petscreening.com)

In order to link your PetScreening account with your Rentec Direct account, you will need to access your unique subdomain from petscreening.com. If you do not remember the unique subdomain you created from petscreening.com follow these directions: 

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

PetScreening Unique Subdomain


2. Connect your Rentec Direct account

In your Rentec Direct account:

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


3. Activate PetScreening on Your Rental Applications

Activate PetScreening in your Rentec Direct Account

In your Rentec Direct account:

  1. Click Settings from the main menu. 
  2. Click on Rental Application Defaults.
  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 petscreening.com application and petscreening.com will notify you of the results of their screen as soon as they complete it.

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