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Old 01-20-2010, 07:22 PM
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So I've been searching for 3 weeks now for an apartment anywhere in the Twin Cities including suburbs that do not have breed and size restrictions on dogs. I have a 70lbs pitbull.

I've exchausted Craig's List, called all the animal shelters to see if they have any suggestions and also tried private landlords/homeowners but with no luck.

Any suggestions, apart from the above mentioned and giving him up would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks alot!!!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:30 PM
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Your best bet is probably going to be in the not so great neighborhoods such as E St. Paul, or N Minneapolis. I have a pitbull and have had trouble finding places as well.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:19 AM
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You're not going to find too many apartments willing to let you keep a dog that size, and if they do, you'll most likely have to pay extra per month.

To be honest, I think it's kind of cruel keeping big dogs (or even smaller ones) in an apartment. If you can't find something like a duplex, it would probably be best to find a better home for them.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:39 PM
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Chances are you won't find anything. Most insurance companies won't insure someone with a pit bull so apartment owners are not going to allow them.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Location: Brooklyn Park (Hennepin)
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Don't give up just because of someone's personal opinion on this board. I would suggest looking at houses. It may take awhile to find an accomodating rental but you should be able to find one also check duplexes.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:25 AM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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you can find alot of house rentals on craigslist. I'd give that a try and ask around. There are probably some desperate home owners out there willing to be more flexible in order to get a renter.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:20 AM
Location: Colorado
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Is there a local Humane Society that could provide you with a list of pitbull-friendly apartments or landlords? Might worth giving them a call.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:21 PM
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thanks everyone, already tried the suggestions you offered. No Luck :-(
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:41 PM
Location: Richfield
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Sammy Sam, do NOT give up. There are places that accept pit bulls. They're just very hidden. You may have to go into areas that aren't the best, like Dusty said. Keep trying on Craig's list.

There are a lot of pit bull rescues around here. A Rotta Love Plus is a huge Pit bull rescue. They have a forum, and many of the people who live there rent. They would definitely be able to help you out.
A Rotta Love Plus, Minnesota's Pit Bull and Rottweiler Rescue, Rehoming, and Education That's their website. Here's their forum: A Rotta Love Plus Forum • Index page (http://www.arottalove.org/forum/ - broken link)

There's also Save-A-bull: A Rotta Love Plus Forum • Index page (http://www.arottalove.org/forum/ - broken link)

I know Second hand hounds have pits a lot, and may have some info: Secondhand Hounds

Also, Homeward Bound have pits frequently, and may know: Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of Minnesota

How is your pit with other dogs? Cats? Small animals? Is he/she obedience trained? Does he/she have his CGC (Canine Good Citizen certificate)? If you put him through training classes and have his CGC, people looking to rent their homes will be a lot more open to your pit.

Also: As long as you can give your pet adequate exercise, (at least one good, hour long walk a day with a pit. Probably two. Jogging/biking is even better) they will do just fine in an apartment.

Last edited by laiinkyree; 01-29-2010 at 08:45 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:37 AM
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This might sound dumb, but I see lots of people walking pit bulls around Uptown, and I have a friend who loves pit bulls and always stops to talk with their owners. Maybe if you took a walk around a neighborhood you like (or Uptown, given the high number of pit bulls being walked there) and just chatted with people walking pits about places they know of that are pit bull friendly?
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