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kimzy

2/17/2014 11:02:47 AM
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Rentals: what is it with the lack of dog friendliness?

Why does everybody seem to hate dogs so much? Does nobody leasing houses out understand how much more money they could make if they allowed pets into homes? I'm sick of being told my German shepherd mix is dangerous, when they haven't even met him. How is a cat any more acceptable than a dog? Because I'm also sick of seeing 'cat friendly, no dogs' a cat compared to a dog will have an accident on the floor and the cat's accident stinks for ten years because of the chemical in their waste. They pee in a litter box full of germs that they spread ALL over the place. There's my angry rant of the day, does anybody know anywhere leasing houses or apartments accepting of DOGS?  
I'm feeling a little discouraged here, open to all suggestions!

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Just Saying

2/17/2014 11:18:17 AM
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Completely agree. My husband and I are good pet owners and have been renting our place for 2 years with absolutely no damage from our dog. Our family has grown since we moved in and now this house is to small but do we have an option to move, NO we don't. My husband LOVES his dog. We all do but in order to move out we would have to get rid of him. Lots of people don't consider pets as family but he's our family just like our children. It's so sickening how bad pet tenants ruin it for any good pet tenants. It's ridiculous.

zombie

2/17/2014 11:23:39 AM
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"what is it with the lack of cat friendliness?"  
 
You're judging cats the same way you're complaining about people judging dogs... Get over it.

Opinionated

2/17/2014 11:25:50 AM
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suggestion

Don't get a pet, especially a larger breed, until you own a home with room for it. It's not fair to the dog, and it's what responsible pet owners do.

Brenda

2/17/2014 11:36:28 AM
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suggestion

don't have a pet until you can afford you "own" place.

lampy

2/17/2014 11:39:18 AM
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kimzy said "Why does everybody seem to hate dogs so much? Does nobody leasing houses out understand how much more money they could make if they allowed pets into homes? I'm sick of being told my German shepherd mix is dangerous, when they haven't even met him. How is a cat any more acceptable than a dog? Because I'm also sick of seeing 'cat friendly, no dogs' a cat compared to a dog will have an accident on the floor and the cat's accident stinks for ten years because of the chemical in their waste. They pee in a litter box full of germs that they spread ALL over the place. There's my angry rant of the day, does anybody know anywhere leasing houses or apartments accepting of DOGS?  
I'm feeling a little discouraged here, open to all suggestions! "

Please explain how someone leasing houses out could make much more money by allowing pets?  
 
Why would a landlord even want the headache of a pet when people without pets are lined up to rent the place?

Daphne

2/17/2014 11:46:28 AM
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I get a kick out of this topic

My girlfriend owns a revenue home and she always says she isn't concerned about renters bringing their animals, it's the renters who are the animals that bother her. She once said she never knew pigs had thumbs and could walk upright. Unfortunately a lot of pet owners aren't responsible, whether they live in an apartment or their own home. Goes for both cats & dogs.

zombie

2/17/2014 12:02:35 PM
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Seriously, pets are a risk for property owners... I understand your frustration, but at the same time, you have to understand that some pets are poorly trained, or have owners who will let them destroy someone else's property.  
 
Edited by zombie, 2014-02-17 12:04:31

Just Saying

2/17/2014 12:10:35 PM
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Understand it's hard on landlords. We have gotten to know our landlords quite well and we see what they have done for us. We were lucky and they turned out to be fantastic landlords. It would be nice though if future landlords could get pet references as well, so the option is available to those that are responsible.

toto

2/17/2014 12:17:26 PM
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it's to be expected

property owners have probably delt with tennents before with pets and have learned the hard way,so now they don't allow pets. Don't get me wrong i have two small dogs myself and as one poster said the bad pet owners ruined it for the respnsible pet owners but how does a property owner know who is resposible or not. And even if you are resposible and you have a good pet, eventuly your pet will get older and start to have accidents, what then. Myself i wouldn't put my dogs down because they are getting older and having accidents every once and a while. People forget dogs and cats are animals and not people even though they are a member of the family. They get older and things happen. At least with people there are "depends" that you can wear. I have personly never seen a person pee on the floor in my house but i have see my older dog do it. When i move out of my house in the next few years i will be replacing all the flooring in my house, that is the resposible thing to do . As someone who rents that may be someting they have to do for the next tennent at a considerable cost. Lets not kid ourselfs pets are great but they are animals and animals are always very dirty.

Treefrog

2/17/2014 12:17:50 PM
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I agree about the pet freindly

I am also a pet owner.  
 
I am as responsible as I can be in my eyes. These pets are part of my family, they get me threw each day. If I only had to care for myself, I probably would barely get by.  
 
They are very important to me whether i'm more broke one day than the next because of them. They are what puts a smile on my face when I come home at the end of the day. I would be more than willing to pay a non refundable pet deposit, or even agree to pay the damage (if any) at the end of our term leaving at the residents. Example new carpet or something stupid. My animals don't do damage so...for me thats not an issue. My cat is 9 and doesn't pee on the floor, and he is bigger than my dog to be honest. My dog is non shedding and non allergenic so as for her doing more damage than a cat does with allergens is impossible. The only thing that I can think will happen from my pets is wear and tear of normal day to day living just like us human beings. There is of course going to be a scratch on the wall, a corner of rug lifted or something after you lived in the place for a long period of time. There is going to be damage any landlord will have to fix. EITHER WAY if it is pet friendly or not. As someone stated above, there is TUNS of ppl out there that are PIGS and destroy many homes so its not all ppl with pets.  
 
As for opinionated comment on its not fair to the dog. So your saying my bf's large breed dog should be in the manure pile instead of having the amazing life he has here with us? Farmers are having no choice but to shoot the animals these ppl are dropping off in the country. Other random dogs are in shelters because there is no homes for them, so your also saying my bfs dog could be living in a 5*5 cage with no human interaction? How is that fair....??? Our shelters are SOOOOO FULL that its not even funny. Yes they are having a second chance but there is also alot of people that aren't spaying or neutering there animals(not always in town/cities) so then we have litters of puppies and kittens to find new homes for that end up being euthanized or put in shelters, Because there is no pet friendly places.  
 
I understand that we need to buy our own place. BUT I am 25 years old, and my life is not just party all the time, I am trying to make a living for me and my animals and eventually children.  
What most people don't understand is I got my cat(s) one I recently put down, when I was a CHILD! I didn't grow up and realize that there was no pet friendly housing for rent. There is alot to consider when you get a new pet but alot of people don't think about 10 years from now. For example, my mom didn't know cats could live to 20 years old. When she grew up, things were different so she didn't see an animal grow that old. I'm just so sick of people judging. Like don't judge until you know.  
 
If your willing to rent your place and a person tells you face to face and signs a piece of paper with you that whatever damage is done by animal and can be proved for the right reasoning(slum lords) they are willing to pay. I don't see how that isn't a good way or communication between tenants and landlords. That way landlords know that their property is safe either way and they still make their money off the rent.  
 
I'm done blabbering, it doesn't matter what one person thinks, it won't change anything unfortunately...

Treefrog

2/17/2014 12:30:04 PM
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one more thing

as for the animals aging, there is puppy pads that can be used for dogs that are having bladder issues if they are that old. There is also diapers you can get now for dogs...so if your not willing to put them down because of an accident or two, there is always a way around it. Puppy pads actually have a scent so they know, thats where I go.  
 
I also have crates for my animals if need be. They will not go to the bathroom in their own bed.  
 
As for cat getting that old, well I had to put my cat down because she was having kidney failure from gums disease so when it got to be that time, and I knew it was her time we put her down. You know when its time, so if your not responsible enough to put them out of their misery than to let them go to the bathroom on the floor instead of the litter box than that's just ignorance.  
 
Not saying that's what your doing for whom commented above about aging and mistakes- I"m just noting the negative believers.

axana596

2/17/2014 12:59:22 PM
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imho

It doesn't matter how often or how loud the pet owners complain - landlords simply LOSE MONEY when pets are allowed in. That's it.  
 
I am a landlord and have allowed all our tenants to have pets, KNOWING FULL WELL that it will cost me money to have the house/carpets professionally cleaned once they move out. Not only that, but chains wreck sidewalks/walls/doorways, etc.

countryboy 84

2/17/2014 1:13:11 PM
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There are still a few us that believe that animals belong OUTSIDE. I have never had a pet in the house, and i wouldnt let anyone else keep them in something i owned either.

kimzy

2/17/2014 1:16:40 PM
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no judgement to cats

I'm not judging cats, I'm saying it's ridiculous that people are open to one animal and not another. I'm also being logical. I'm not wrong in the assumption that when a cat has direct paw contact with their waste it spreads germs much more effectively than a dog doing their thing outside would around a house and all the furniture in it. Either animal has it's ups and downs, I was just stating how frustrating it is to see how many people are open to cats and not dogs.

kimzy

2/17/2014 1:22:08 PM
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leasing to pet owners

They would definitely make more money. Charge a bit more to allow pets into the home, and watch people just line up! There's a huge demand for pet friendly spaces.

kimzy

2/17/2014 1:25:15 PM
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pet friendly leasing

By charging more, in saying have an agreement In paper and signed. Charge more rent and have a replace what's broken policy!

Cynosure

2/17/2014 2:56:34 PM
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I Refuse Dogs

I am a landlord and I am one of the many who refuse dogs. I find that the majority (sure, not all) of dogs smell terrible, whether or not they are taken care of. When I did allow dogs in the apartments, they were loud and I received constant complaints. I also thought it was rather cruel for the large breed dogs to be stuck in a tiny apartment for the majority of the day.  
As for the comment about cats having accidents, I currently allow cats in my apartments and have never had an issue with cat pee. After tenants move out, there is a bit of a cat hair clean up to do, but if that's the case, I just keep the damage deposit.

jmc

2/17/2014 3:14:59 PM
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...

I'm a landlord and pet owner. 90% of our experience with tenants having pets have been bad. Our experience with cats... Our first house we bought had cat pee everywhere, scratches on the walls, etc. plus my mother in law is allergic to animals and the dander of cats is usually worse with people who have allergies. We have definitely lost money when accepting pets - that's with a damage deposit. It's sad that the actual responsible tenants we've had had not had pets and the ones that aren't, have a hard time paying rent, try to have a pet without informing, etc. are the ones with pets.  
 
But then, we do understand the joy of having a pet. We also have detached houses as rentals. I would think if we had apts it would be different.

Just Saying

2/17/2014 3:16:50 PM
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That

was very well said treefrog. To those that think getting a house is as easy as it sounds, news flash, we are all not so lucky. Treefrog said her pets gets her through rough days and that's exactly what our dog does, he loves us unconditionally. Like I had mentioned, maybe landlords can do a pet reference as well from previous landlords. Give us a chance.

Gummer

2/17/2014 3:36:02 PM
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pet rant

try and rent a house in alberta it is worst then having a pet  

Gummer

2/17/2014 3:42:15 PM
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you think its bad

  
kimzy said "

Why does everybody seem to hate dogs so much? Does nobody leasing houses out understand how much more money they could make if they allowed pets into homes? I'm sick of being told my German shepherd mix is dangerous, when they haven't even met him. How is a cat any more acceptable than a dog? Because I'm also sick of seeing 'cat friendly, no dogs' a cat compared to a dog will have an accident on the floor and the cat's accident stinks for ten years because of the chemical in their waste. They pee in a litter box full of germs that they spread ALL over the place. There's my angry rant of the day, does anybody know anywhere leasing houses or apartments accepting of DOGS?  
I'm feeling a little discouraged here, open to all suggestions!

Edited by admin, 2014-02-17 12:21:31. Reason: Title"


you think its bad with dogs try renting a house in Edmonton with teenagers what a joke they will take animals before kids

Torque

2/17/2014 4:28:58 PM
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It's a risk assessment. As a landlord when choosing between two equally qualified prospective tenants, where one has a pet and the other doesnt, I go with the one without, no question. It's a business, it's not personal, I don't care if you have the cleanest pet on the planet.  
 
Edited by Torque, 2014-02-17 16:42:36

Brenda

2/17/2014 6:08:06 PM
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most of you might be great and responsible animal owners. But, they will all loose hair or pet dander. What happens when you move out and the next person to move in is allergic and the landlord did not budget to have to tear everything out? I wanted a cat for years. I had to wait till I got my own house.....I waited 25 years!

.:openminded:.

2/17/2014 7:34:48 PM
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irresponsible

Because of irresponsible people with pets. If you had a damage deposit and pet deposit and say it made $1500. If you let your dog shit and piss all over there carpet it will take alot more than $1500 to fix that, but thats all the landlord gets.  
 
 
Are you serious you don't understand why a landlord wouldn't let a pet into THEIR homes?  
 
 
Want a pet? stop complaining about landlords not allowing pets anf BUY A HOUSE! I'm 19 and I have my own place so their is no excuses.

1738

2/18/2014 5:18:37 AM
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Tenants?

what's with the sense of entitlement. rent the place or don't. you've got a right to own a pet, but nobody is going to hold your hand.

traveller

2/18/2014 10:27:17 AM
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:)

some places are simply to small for a dog but my question is  
if you have enough money to pay the amount i would ave to charge you in rent and down payment

floresentblack

2/18/2014 11:30:52 AM
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Every week!

Its getting pretty sad that this same topic comes up every week on eBrandon.  
 
Renters just don't get it. You don't own the place!!! That means you don't make the rules, you follow the rules or you don't get to live there.  
 
How come I never see this argument about hotels? To the OP, take your dog into the Canad Inn and see how quickly you get thrown out! Try explaining to them that you are a responsible pet owner and that your dog wont do any damage. They don't care! Your dog is an animal, period!  
 
Hotels won't let you bring your dog into their rooms for ONE NIGHT for fear of damage, and you expect a landlord to allow your dog for months at a time?  
 

axana596

2/18/2014 12:01:14 PM
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ummm

hate to correct you, previous poster, but the Canad Inns allows pets... >:_<: you do have to pay more though. And having worked there, I can assure you, the rooms that have had a pet in them are double-cleaned and even ozonated if an allergic person rents it next.  
 
So the point is: costs more, and way more cleaning. Ooooh just like a house! And that's why I hate renting to pet owners. At least in a hotel the staff get paid to clean after a dog... but cleaning after a renter with a pet is a money-losing situation.

traveller

2/18/2014 4:20:47 PM
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:(

  
traveller said "some places are simply to small for a dog but my question is  
if you have enough money to pay the amount i would ave to charge you in rent and down payment "

half of my post went missing, weird lol  
 
should say, if you have enough money to pay the amount i would have to charge you in rent and down payment, which is a few grand at least to cover the cost of new flooring, drywall and other repairs plus new sod then you would buy your own house, if you don't have that amount then why would i risk that much of my money,and down time, to rent to you when you obviously wouldn't be able to pay for all of the damages a dog can make  
 

 
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