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Old 08-19-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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I have just been offered my dream job in Union county, as an elementary teacher. My only prolbem is I currently live in Syracuse NY and I need to be there in two weeks, and I do not have a place to live. My boyfriend and I have a 3 year old pitbull mix. Does anyone know of a place that would accept him?!!!! He is great dog, but becaucse of the name I am not finding anything. I am willing to rent a house, or apt in the charlotte/matthews/monroe area. Please!!!!
Thank you,
Cindy
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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i don't think you will be able to find an apartment that accepts pitbulls. most only accept dogs/cats under 30 pounds and state "no aggressive breeds". does he look like a pitbull? maybe you can get away with finding an apartment that allows large breeds and say he's some other kind of mix. they usually require a picture though, i know ours does. you can check craigslist for house rentals and see what you can find, they usually don't care what type of dog you have, they will either allow pets or they won't. good luck in your search and congrats on the job!
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yeah - my suggestion as well . . . if he doesn't really look like a pit . . . too bad people make assumptions about the breed, cause I have known some really well mannered, lovable pits . . . what is his coloration? Does he have the traditional PB head shape? I might go for explaining his lineage as boston terrier/french bulldog. I mean, if you rescued him, are you really sure he isn't boston terrier/french bulldog??????
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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We are not 100% what he is, we did rescue him. We think that he looks like a pitbull. But there is not way to tell if he truely is. file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Cindy%20%20Keeler/Desktop/CiNdY%27s%20PiCs/Frankie/DSC01151.JPG (broken link)file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Cindy%20%20Keeler/Desktop/CiNdY%27s%20PiCs/Frankie/DSC01151.JPG (broken link)file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Cindy%20%20Keeler/Desktop/CiNdY%27s%20PiCs/Frankie/DSC01151.JPG (broken link)file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Cindy%20%20Keeler/Desktop/CiNdY%27s%20PiCs/Frankie/DSC01151.JPG (broken link)
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Get rid of the dog!

I hate to see another child mauled or killed by one of these dogs.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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People are not familiar w/ french bulldogs (a very sweet breed) and it has been my experience, working w/ animal rescue groups, that often people mistake french bulldog traits for pit traits. The nose and head shape don't look right for a pit, IMHO. The nose, jaw/jowl and coloration look more chesapeake retriever or chocolate lab and the head, ears and body look french bulldog. I think the eyes may be the trait making people think pitbull.

Can't see the bite (lower teeth, especially) . . . forward thrusting jaw????

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Get rid of the dog!

I hate to see another child mauled or killed by one of these dogs.
That is a completely unnecessary and particularly unhelpful response.

Responsible owners of pitt bulls often have lovely, family friendly dogs.

Pitt bulls are not the only dogs to have killed children. Labs have too, for goodness sake.

Let's not rehash this old debate. The OP is looking for a place to live.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Get rid of the dog!

I hate to see another child mauled or killed by one of these dogs.
I used to kind of subscribe to this sentiment. Are you aware however, that Pitbulls are 5th on the list for number of attckas in the US? Labs are actually #1 (whoda thunk it??)! I say as long as the dog is properly secured live and let live!

You might have better luck finding a house through a realtor. When you mention the dog, make it a point to tell them that you'll maintain your own renter's insurance, thereby removing the risk of suit against the owner, should anything happen! Congrats on getting out of the frozen tundra of NY!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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People are not familiar w/ french bulldogs (a very sweet breed) and it has been my experience, working w/ animal rescue groups, that often people mistake french bulldog traits for pit traits. The nose and head shape don't look right for a pit, IMHO. The nose, jaw/jowl and coloration look more chesapeake retriever or chocolate lab and the head, ears and body look french bulldog. I think the eyes may be the trait making people think pitbull.

Can't see the bite (lower teeth, especially) . . . forward thrusting jaw????
All very true Ani...but in the eyes of a landlord that doesn't want pitbulls I think he'll say "Well, if it looks like a pb and walks like a pb I think it's a pb"
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think you might do well renting from a private landlord instead of trying to find an apartment community that accepts your dog. You might want to try looking on the Charlotte Observer's Web site, or Craig's List.

May I also suggest that you create a pet resume for your dog? Sounds a bit goofy, I know... but include things like your dog's veterinary history and provide proof of current vaccinations; list any training classes you have attended; list any organized activities you do (agility, flyball, rally, etc.); provide a copy of your dog's registration from Syracuse (helps prove responsible ownership); include references from past landlords if you rent.

Having this information may help the landlord choose to rent to you and your family over someone else with a pet that does not have this type of information handy. Good luck to you!
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