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Old Yesterday, 08:49 PM
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I have just received a preliminary offer on a position to the Huntsville area, specifically just north of Redstone Arsenal.

So far we're loving what we're seeing both on this site and others. One thing that has been a problem on previous moves for us: we're a large dog family. We currently have a small pitbull in out home.

I moved to the greater LA area about 18 months ago, and we thought we did our due diligence regarding breed specific laws. What we found after relocating, however, was that no renters in the three counties within commuting distance would rent to us with our dog, or at least not without a huge increase in rent. (Not the deposit, the rent would go up 40%).

Although we intend on buying in the near future, we think it makes sense to rent for a year or two first. What kind of situation will we run into, if we were to move to this area? Would we be able to rent a home or townhouse with no issues? I don't mind paying a higher deposit, that does (sort of) make sense with pet owners. What I don't want to happen is what happened on our last move, where we were rushed into buying in order to keep our pets.

This was entirely my fault for not researching better in the past, admittedly. That being said, what kind of issues, if any, would I run into in Northern Alabama?
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Location: Madison, Alabama
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There should be some rentals available that allow pets. In an apartment/town house you'd have to keep him inside, but I suppose that's obvious. If he barks a lot the neighbors might not like it too much, and as far as I know, the entire area has leash laws.

I don't know if this is accurate, but this link shows supposedly pet-friendly apartments in the area. Not sure about town homes though. There are some townhomes in a sort of isolated area that look nice, south of Madison Pike, and just east of Research Park Blvd (presumably near where you'll work) but I have no idea if they have rentals or if they'll take pets.

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Old Today, 07:58 AM
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Madison Park allows pets with a $300 deposit and a $15/month bump on rent. There is also a "dog park" on site. Location would be ideal for a job just north of the Arsenal but I'm not sure what your budget is.


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Old Today, 08:43 AM
Location: Madison
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Many apartments here do not allow "aggressive breeds" but I have a friend living at the Grand Reserve in Madison (https://www.grandreservemadison.com/) and he has a pitbull. They don't seem to care and its a pretty quiet and nice apartment complex. (aside from the train that blares through on the north side of the property.) I've also seen German Shepherds there which are also not allowed in many "pet friendly" apartments here. Overall, options are very limited with pitbulls but i would at least check them out. Their floor plans are pretty spacious as well.
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