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Old 10-25-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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I am moving to Houston in January and I am having a very difficult time trying to find a place that will accept my pitbull. Does anyone have any ideas or know of any places that say that wont accept him but really dont care. I have heard many ideas about just say that he is a boxer mix, bulldog mix, etc and I am totally willing to do that but i need to find a place that will accept what I say and wont ask to see him. I hate to move in and then get evicted because one day they see me walking him and notice he is a pitbull. Someone with any suggestions or name of apartments or even houses please let me know
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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do you have a 'secondary' requirement? theres probably a bunch of diversified middleclass communities who dont care about your dog. seems everyone in my neighborhood walks their dog but the only thing that bugs me is that tiny black dog zipping into everyones yard without a leash - i might have to report them if i dislike them :\
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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I am moving to Houston in January and I am having a very difficult time trying to find a place that will accept my pitbull. Does anyone have any ideas or know of any places that say that wont accept him but really dont care. I have heard many ideas about just say that he is a boxer mix, bulldog mix, etc and I am totally willing to do that but i need to find a place that will accept what I say and wont ask to see him. I hate to move in and then get evicted because one day they see me walking him and notice he is a pitbull. Someone with any suggestions or name of apartments or even houses please let me know
Houston has alot of trailer parks...
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Houston has alot of trailer parks...

Have only seen very few of these inside the city limits... on the rural-type outskirts, different story!

But I was thinking along those lines too. Sneak him into a slummy apartment and you'll be fine. Or you can buy your own house, keep him hidden/walk him at night, and lie to your insurance company.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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Have only seen very few of these inside the city limits... on the rural-type outskirts, different story!

But I was thinking along those lines too. Sneak him into a slummy apartment and you'll be fine. Or you can buy your own house, keep him hidden/walk him at night, and lie to your insurance company.
i think its the HOA rules shes concerned about. my HOA specifically banned these dogs
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: In God
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You can live anywhere in Houston with a pitbull, I'm sure, as long as you put a muzzle on it.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: 77059
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i think its the HOA rules shes concerned about. my HOA specifically banned these dogs
I think mine has too. But s/he said "evicted" which implies renting to me. Many nicer apartments have weight limits in place as well. The easiest thing to do then, would be to trade in your pitbull for a wiener dog.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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I think mine has too. But s/he said "evicted" which implies renting to me. Many nicer apartments have weight limits in place as well. The easiest thing to do then, would be to trade in your pitbull for a wiener dog.
ok i just read about a few killings involving this dog. theres a trailer park in alief. one along side westparktollway is for sale. its somewhere near F and G streets
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Is it a true Pit Bull? Did you purchase it from a reputable breeder? Is it just a mix? Is it the kind that has been inbred so much for purposes of protection and fighting?

I strongly recommend you do not lie. First of all, these are not obscure dogs. People know what they look like. If something should (God forbid) happen, you will be liable as an owner now that Lillian's Law has passed in Texas and you can do jail time.

I also strongly recommend you take appropriate measures to protect your dog from being in any way a target of those folks who do not understand the true breed and nature of it. If you buy a house, build an appropriate chain link fenced-in dog run. Take care with fences and doors and locks. Follow the rules of your HOA or city ordinance. Do what you have to do so you aren't easily targeted as a "bad pit bull owner". People are scared to death of these dogs because of all they've seen and heard, and some of it hits very close to home for many. Shoot, I was bit in the face at age 7 by a neighbors' very friendly Cocker Spaniel, so I know any dog can bite, and I took care of a neighbor's Am Staff every time they went out of town and she was just the sweetest dog you ever saw. But still, when I see someone walking down the street with a Pit Bull I get a little nervous, or at least on my guard. You'd think we'd all be prepared to do that with any dog, but we're not. That's just human nature.

Good luck. I hope it works out for you and you can find a safe home for you and your dog.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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My renter had 2 pit bulls and they tore up our property. We didn't know they had them until we inspected the property.

Do NOT lie to your landlord. You can get evicted on the basis of default of lease. This is how we evicted these other people.

After we found out about the dogs the people would let them out and they would chase down kids in the neighborhod. NOT a fun situation.

These dogs put holes in the walls, floor, tore up carpet. They are aggressive animals and no one can convince me otherwise.
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