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Old 08-17-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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Hello.

We're looking for a 2 bedroom apartment in the Greensboro area that is accepting of "pitbulls." We have a 4 year old English Staffordshire Terrier that is wrongly classified as a "pitbull" that we are not willing to part with.

If anyone has any information or advice on the situation, please respond. We're willing to consider the surrounding areas of Greensboro as well.

Thank youuu
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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apartment (and) pitbull
For your sake I really hope you are kidding.

You're going to have a hard enough time to find the secluded house with fenced yard and landlord willing to allow **any* dog...
let alone a LL willing to open themselves up to the risk of having your "misclassified" dog.

Good luck though.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Hence why I was asking for anyone with information on the situation.

We're aware of the "complications" involved with this situation, but the situation shouldn't exist in the first place. If "Breed Specific Legislation" were applied to humans it would be racism and completely forbidden. The same way one person is not every person applies to animals as well.

PUNISH THE DEED, NOT THE BREED.

If anyone would take a look at the FACTS on these dogs, they would realize the truth about these dogs. They are not "vicious" and "beyond help" like the media wants you to believe. For YEARS Pit bulls were considered America's dogs. (See an example here: FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS AMERICANS KNEW PIT BULLS FOR WHAT THEY DID BEST. BABYSITTING. | Yonah Ward Grossman)

So why should I be kidding? These dogs at the VERY LEAST deserve one of those "pet interviews." That, I would be less irritated about. However, why not perform the same "interview" on a chihuahua, a begal, or a pomeranian? Any dog breed is capable of biting. The difference is the size and strength of the bite, but.. duh. That is the ONLY thing that makes "Pit bulls" more feared than smaller dogs. However, how often is a story reported "OMG PITBULL ATTACK" and then, 1- the Pit didn't even bite the person, 2- The story doesn't have all the correct information, 3- what the hell was the person doing to provoke the dog "attack?" and 4- was the dog raised correctly? (Notice I said dog, not Pit bull) As seen in fighting dogs (which... NO ONE should support).

Basic common sense comes into play when approaching or being approached by a dog. Instead of punishing dogs that are provoked, why not educate the public about dog safety. With any animal there are certain steps or rules that come into play.

My point is this: It's not the breed's fault.

(I didn't even mention the horrible image that 'dog fighters' give these dogs. These dogs want DESPERATELY to please their owners and will do what they're told to be loved, even if that means risking their own life.)

Like I said, anyone that does some research before responding with a knee-jerk ignorant response would understand why we're not going to get rid of our dog. "Don't judge my Pit bull and I won't judge your kids."
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Unless asked I wouldn't tell them what breed the dog is and as far as Greensboro & Guilford county go there is not BSL on the books. We live in a condo downtown and one of our neighbors has a Pittie, good natured dog (as most are), and no one has spoken out against it's presence.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:27 AM
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Just make sure your liability insurance is in the statosphere!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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You may want to ask landlords specifically if your dog's breed is on the list - I know of places in other areas where they only disallow "American Pit Bull Terriers" and if you say "Staffordshire Terrier" they don't have anything listed in the insurance about that breed.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Hmmm, that may work. However, two places we've gone and said "Staffordshire Terrier" they type it into google images and are like "*gasp* oh, no, we don't allow those dogs."

ignorant. -.-

I guess we'll have to keep trying. If anyone finds or knows of a place please let me know
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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If memory serves me correct the owner is the one responsible for the dog's actions, not the landlord.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If memory serves me correct the owner is the one responsible for the dog's actions, not the landlord.
But when the suing starts such details get kicked to the curb.
The lawyers will sue anyone that might be able to actually pay something.

This is the reason (fair, reasonable, or not) that most LL's and especially the professional management companies
like those at the apartment complexes with high densities of people, families with children and other dogs too (like the ones that OP insists on limiting their search to) for which they design policies to reasonably accommodate and to protect too... will play it safe.

They would damned fools not to.

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Old 04-09-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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