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Old 10-23-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Between here and there
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I'm likely moving to the Twin Cities from Seattle in January, and I've been looking into apartments in the area. I've come across quite a few landlords who allow cats, but only if they're declawed. As there is no way in hell I'm declawing my cats, I obviously can't rent from these landlords.

Is this common? I know I'll be able to find a place to live, but I don't like having my options limited simply because I'm not willing to declaw my cats (I am aware that my options are limited just because I have cats at all).
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'm sure they just don't want to risk the damage that could come from clawed cats.

I think it makes sense to me as I have a rental property myself. We can't have pets in the building though due to the rules and regulations of the building, but if I could I don't think i would chance having clawed cats either.

Good Luck!
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I lived there for 10 years and I NEVER found any rental place that didn't demand declawed cats. I don't know what is it about Twin Cities apartment rentals but when I moved to Colorado and told landlords about this practice, they were horrified as they were smart enough to realise that not all cats cause damage and you can train a cat not to scratch at the carpet or furniture.

You may find a private landlord to rent from but you may also have to pay an increased deposit or even pet rent to compensate. Have you tried Craigslist for possible rentals?
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Weird! I have never heard of this. I had a cat (with claws) when I rented in Minneapolis and had no problem finding a place. I only looked at privately-owned duplexes, not large buildings or management company places.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NE Minneapolis
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Don't tell them that your cat has claws. Problem solved. Of all the times that I've rented I can't remember once that my landlord actually came in contact with my cats. If your cats are anything like mine the minute a stranger, repairman, landlord, whatever comes in to my house my cats disappear. Just make sure to have a scratch post or something so they don't rip up a door or a corner or something.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Between here and there
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I'm sure they just don't want to risk the damage that could come from clawed cats.
Maybe I've just always had good cats, but I don't even know what kind of damage they'd cause. They scratch the carpet when they stretch, but you'd never be able to tell; there's worse wear and tear from me walking around on the floor. It seems to me the worse kind of damage a cat could do is throw up and leave stains or not use the litter box.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: MN
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Maybe I've just always had good cats, but I don't even know what kind of damage they'd cause. They scratch the carpet when they stretch, but you'd never be able to tell; there's worse wear and tear from me walking around on the floor. It seems to me the worse kind of damage a cat could do is throw up and leave stains or not use the litter box.
My friends cats found the seam in the carpet to do their stretching and started pulling the threads out until there was a huge bare spot. He definitely didn't get his deposit back and it probably made the building owner dislike clawed cats more.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I haven't rented in a very long time but when I did - with cats - it was hard to find any where that would take cats at all. The first two places I rented with cats - with claws - ended up with claw related damage. One was as described above - found a seam in the carpet and tore it up. It was pretty crappy carpet to start with but it was quite a bit worse after my cats got done with it. The next place they scratched on the frame of the door - when we weren't home - disturbed about our absence I guess. I didn't notice until right before we were going to move out - had to sand it and restain it. I've had declawed cats ever since then - typically strays or shelter cats. I pick the declawed ones because I prefer no front claws and I figure they're safer with me because my cats NEVER go outside.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: 44.9800 N, 93.2636 W
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hork hork, call landlord.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Downtown Minneapolis
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Last time I rented, they collected a separate pet deposit. Perhaps they would consider that?
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