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Old 05-31-2012, 02:39 PM
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I own a very well behaved German shepherd, but it seems impossible to rent a nice apt with her. Can anybody help me out?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:02 AM
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I have a similar problem, I would love it if anyone had some good suggestions.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Location: Massachusetts
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Forget the complex and look at multi-family homes. Have the landlord meet the dog.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:03 PM
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I agree with Casey B--complexes are generally owned by LLCs or corporations, and they don't deviate from the rules. You'll be much more likely to find a multi-family house with an independent landlord, especially if owned locally.

Be ready to convince the landlord why your dog is different from all the bad things they've heard about the breed on the tv, newspapers and their brother's cousin's wife's son-in-law. The horror stories are what they're going to remember-it's your job to be an advocate for your dog. Have references from your veterinarian, your present landlord (if you're renting) and anyone else who comes into contact with your dog (trainer, boarding facility, etc).

I convinced the owner of a 'small dog considered' single-family home to rent to my family with our 2 German Shepherds, by showing him the Canine Good Citizen awards, the letters from their vet, and a short video of me working them on and off leash. It's not easy, but it can be done. You may need to purchase a special insurance rider because when accidents happen, people tend to sue based on the breed rather than the issue....
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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Thank you all very much
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:14 AM
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:45 AM
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I've had a dog all of my life.

When I had to rent though, the dog went to parents home.

Landlords do not wish dogs for damage and liability.

The damage might be taken care of with a security deposit.

The liability is the tough one. The landlord may not even be able to obtain insurance.
If the renter has no assests then who is responsible for any dog bits?
That is the reality with renters and dogs.

Not all dogs bite. That is not true. Any dog can bite under various circumstances.
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