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Old 04-26-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Default Looking for a place to live without breed restrictions...

Hi, my boyfriend and I are moving back to Austin in a couple of weeks and we have a 3 year old pitt that is coming with us. I have been looking and have found a couple of places that don't have breed restrictions, but for some reason or another it just doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for. (and I'm not being too picky. lol) I was wondering if anyone might have any suggestions on places to live. If so I'm all ears.

(If you don't like pitts please keep you thoughts to yourself. I have heard it all and I'm not going to give up my dog.)
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The problem is going to be that most property insurance companies have breed restrictions for liability reasons, so there's going to be a limited number of places. Are you looking for a house, apartment, what?
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Winooski, VT
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Sunrise Bluff Apartments in South Austin has no breed restrictions.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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I don't really care. I would like to have a house or duplex, but those can get costly so really whatever I can get.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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You might want to PM JustTheTemp and ask her about her complex. And view this thread: Neighbor with possibly dangerous dog
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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What's your price range?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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lots of desperate people who can't sell houses are renting them. they'll not ask any questions I imagine. there was a thread recently about leasing houses: best resource for house leases

I know there are realtors with clients who can't sell houses. you'd be doing each other a favor by calling them (assuming the dog is well behaved and just unfairly stigmatized)
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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lots of desperate people who can't sell houses are renting them. they'll not ask any questions I imagine.
Consider the possibility that their homeowner's insurance won't pay if the dog of the breed in question causes damage to someone, they very well might ask questions. (Not that the OP's dog would do any such thing, but that the insurance company can decline to pay a claim if a dog of a breed banned in its policy does, which might give landlords pause.)
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Consider the possibility that their homeowner's insurance won't pay if the dog of the breed in question causes damage to someone, they very well might ask questions. (Not that the OP's dog would do any such thing, but that the insurance company can decline to pay a claim if a dog of a breed banned in its policy does, which might give landlords pause.)
Yeah, people are desperate... not stupid. I rent a house and I had to put lots of info about my cats & dog (names, ages, what they look like, breeds), and I even brought my dog in to meet the management company. I had to put down a (fairly large) deposit on each pet, and I agreed to have the carpets steam-cleaned when I move out. I'm pretty sure there were breed restrictions as well. I've only been living there since August. (my dog is a terrier, though, and not a restricted breed)

If your dog is well-behaved, I suggest offering all the above.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Yes, my dog is very well behaved. He actually is certifed by the state of Texas as a good citizen. He has been through all the classes and was used as a training dog. He is great with people and just wants to be loved on. He doesn't mind other dogs either. I was told that some places will accept him because of his certification, but the places that I have talked to that have breed restrictions won't even consider it.
As far as my budget, I would like to keep it under $700. And maybe lower if possible.
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