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Old 05-05-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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thanks everyone! youve all been really helpful. My husband tells me Im being paranoid but Im just worried since we live on the 1st floor so everyone will notice us. I will try and ease my fears. Thank you!
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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I think if your dog doesn't cause problems, no one will care that he is 60 rather than 50. Especially if the lease and the online pay lease account (? - not really sure what that is) are conflicting. If the dog causes problems (ie he barks, damages stuff or you don't clean up after him) the landlord will use anything he can against you. That's usually how it works. It's not like he's a Great Dane or a Mastiff and weights over 100 lbs. The weight limit of 50 is their way of saying they don't want "large" dogs, but small and medium sized are ok.
The dog can be great, but there's always that one idiot who will make an issue of it because they don't have anything better to do. Like the ones who report neighbors for parking their trailers to close to the street and leaving their garbage cans in sight.

I guess I would approach it this way. Your dog is going over 50 lbs and I promise you someone will complain. So maybe now is the time to make a change, find a home for the dog and look for something different or get a cat.

Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:09 AM
 
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The dog can be great, but there's always that one idiot who will make an issue of it because they don't have anything better to do. Like the ones who report neighbors for parking their trailers to close to the street and leaving their garbage cans in sight.

I guess I would approach it this way. Your dog is going over 50 lbs and I promise you someone will complain. So maybe now is the time to make a change, find a home for the dog and look for something different or get a cat.

Good luck.
I have to agree...someone will complain....most likely a neighbor or staff member who see you out walking the dog. don't let that discourage you from walking the dog, he needs daily exercise, but get this straightened out now and get the correct weight in writing.

Sadly, a judge is going to go by what's in your lease...not their website or brochure.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Katie a corgi their top limit for female is 28# My lease where I use to live said 25# nor over 12" Well she hit the 12" & Went over the 25# Before she was a fully trained Service Dog! They never said a word. On the other had the Min Pin I had before her went over the 12" limit he was 17" at 7 months & still growing they pestered me to death! His training wasn't going very well potty nor for SD so I ended up just giving him away to keep from worrying about the rules. Was told later that Min Pins were NOT allowed to begin with but Corgis were. That's why they bugged me about the min pin [exception would have been him being a sd...Service Dog]

Did you make sure that Boxes were not on the list of banned dogs? Here Boxers are not allowed nor can they visit!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: FL
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It'll depend on how things go. Where I live we have rules on pets and they are mostly ignored because people play nice. For example GSD's are not allowed but my neighbor was a security guard and had you guessed it a GSD for work. The dog was a model neighbor as was his owner so no one complained and management didn't peep. I doubt 10 pounds over the weight limit will be a deal breaker if you don't violate the lease in other conspicuous ways.

Remember the bottom line is just that and housing complexes are in business to keep it healthy. When tenants become problematic for any reason that's when they try to rid themselves of the problem. So, unless you have a nosy nancy/norman who complains I wouldn't worry.

But if you're still concerned start saving and looking for another place that will accept your pup =)
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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What is a "GSD"?
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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What is a "GSD"?

German Shephard Dog.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: FL
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Sorry!!! I forget not everyone speaks our shorthand!!
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Hi everyone!
So I need advice.....my husband and I are living in a 18 unit (and are fairly new to them) but just got a boxer puppy. The weight limit says 50 lbs on our lease which we just realized but the leasing agent told us 60 lbs when we saw the place a few months ago and on our pay lease account it says 100 lbs. Because of this we never realized the actual lease says 50. Regardless we told the agent when we took the apartment we would be getting a boxer and she said nothing. My boyfriend says Im being paranoid for no reason and even though the dog will eventually be 60 lbs as opposed to 50 its not like theyre going to weigh the dog on a dog scale. I don't know but Im paranoid. Tell me if you think this is a bad idea. The reason we moved in the first place was because we were planning on getting a boxer. Now that we have it Im worried we will be evicted eventually. Tell me your thoughts and thank you!
Please socialize the pup to all sorts of humans - kids, babies, adults - and puppy/dog obedience school, keep him on a leash when outside walking, get him neutered, and pick-up after him. I see nothing but good in the pup's future if you do these things (or something like this). Sweet pup!!
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:06 PM
 
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BTW: I have a 6 year old neutered male Rottweilor weighs 104# now, but vet wants him under 100#
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