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Old 03-13-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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Honestly, large dogs in an apt. or condo is not the best situation for a dog. A large dog needs more physical space. A house rental would be the way to go--for you and the large dog.
This is a pretty common misconception. Large dogs are often less active and much better suited for apartments or condos than smaller dogs. It also depends a lot on the owner. We lived in Manhattan w/ our high energy, working bred dogs and never had a problem, probably because we were equally high energy and made sure that they received enough attention and exercise. Two of our neighbors never even knew we had pets. Pets are dirty if you allow them to be dirty and a little bit of management can go a long way.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Honestly, large dogs in an apt. or condo is not the best situation for a dog. A large dog needs more physical space. A house rental would be the way to go--for you and the large dog.
That's exactly the issue. There a several apartment buildings in Arlington that allow small dogs (under 25 lbs) and cats.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Default Arlington - The most unfriendly dog area on the East coast

Try...just try to rent an apartment in Arlington for under $1500.00 with a dog. This place is ridiculous. Sure if you are a family of four or a group of approx. 7 or so unrelated illegal day laborers you will be able to find an apartment no problem (why isn't anyone cracking down on this?). But with a dog...heck no. I have never experienced anything like this and I have lived all up and down the east coast. If you have a large dog you WILL NOT be able to find afforable housing. If anyone knows of anything please let me know. And I tried to put this thread up before and it was deleted...hey just telling the truth here. Let's not censor everything to make this area seem just peachy when we all know it is not.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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I think your post from March is still on the internet...

Arlington - The most unfriendly dog area on the East coast

That said, I regularly see dogs being walked on Clarendon Boulevard, and that's in probably the least dog-friendly part of the county.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Probably because it's unfair to the other renters to have to listen to your dog bark. It's bad enough being in a single-family house and having to listen to my neighbors' dog bark endlessly when it's out in the yard, but at least when they go inside I don't have to hear it. Before I get flamed, I'll point out that yes, this is not a problem with all dogs but apartment managers have no way of knowing ahead of time whether this will be a problem with any particular dog.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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I think your post from March is still on the internet...
haha nice
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Um, there isn't much affordable housing in Arlington for ANYONE, dog or no dog. It's an expensive place. The prices in Arlington are crazy, but they don't just apply to dog owners.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Have you looked at Craig's List? I just did a quick search in Arlington and found over 100 apartments within your budget that allow dogs. Even if 25% allow large dogs, that's a starting point. Owners renting out units may be more open to renting to people with large dogs.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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Haha, try finding an apartment in DC that allows large dogs. As athousandlogins said, Arlington is expensive and if you want to be within reasonable walking distance of a metro station $1500+ is your starting point for 1bds from what I have seen. I am in a similar boat, looking for apartments in Arlington that accept a 50lb dog and wont bankrupt me, but the more conditions or preferences you have in your apartment search, the harder it is to find a place.

And whats with the illegal day laborer rants? Would you like the County to go apartment to apartment doing unwarranted searches to make sure no one speaking Spanish lives in your building?
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Not all dogs bark - a lot of large dogs are very calm - lazy even -

Just put a babuska on his head and a shawl over him and say he is your illegal immigrant Grandmother

Seriously - if you Google "dog friendly apartments in northern Virginia" you will find a lot of listings - maybe it will help you.
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