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Old 07-17-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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....For such a cutting edge, forward thinking area it is very backwards when it comes to pets....

Wow, so one is "backwards" to not want one's property damaged by pets?

I've been renting houses for years and I, as any landord can tell you, big dogs can do an incredible amout of damage. Every landlord has horror stories about damaged property.

I am "forward thinking"...I'm always thinking forward to the next tenant and how I DO NOT want to spend thousands to put the place back together before I can re-rent it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Wow, so one is "backwards" to not want one's property damaged by pets?

I've been renting houses for years and I, as any landord can tell you, big dogs can do an incredible amout of damage. Every landlord has horror stories about damaged property.
You know, we had big digs growing up. They were wonderful and we loved them and we took good care of them. But you're right - they did damage to my parents' house. They didn't mean to, but they made messes on the floors and slobbered on the walls and scratched up the doors. I can understand landlords not wanting to deal with that on top of the usual wear and tear.

Plus, if the OP is looking for a 1BR, then she's clearly looking for a small space...and small space plus big dog is kind of a recipe for trouble. And again, I say that as someone who has had and loved big dogs.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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I have almost no respect for most dog owners. Most do not even know their local leash law. Here, it is 6 feet. That doesn't mean you can walk down the trail with your dog on a 20 feet leash, weaving back and forth across the trail.

You may think your place doesn't stink; but guess what? It smells like urine and wet dog.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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How would my place smell like dog urine if my dog has never peed indoors?

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Old 08-08-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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It's not in Arlington, but Gainsborough Court in Fairfax City allowed dogs up to 100 lbs a couple of years ago. I don't know if they still do, though.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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It's not in Arlington, but Gainsborough Court in Fairfax City allowed dogs up to 100 lbs a couple of years ago. I don't know if they still do, though.
How is the enforcement of restrictions like this on some of these complexes? I think that the apartment I had in Alexandria had a limit of 55 lbs, but there were some huge dogs wandering around that complex. It's not like they did "apartment checks", so it was easy to have a pet and just not tell them to avoid the deposit and pet rent.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Give them an inch...Same everywhere. THirty pound limit mean 55 to them. We had some poeple with their dog in our clubhouse the other day.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:26 AM
 
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I would rather have the 7 illegal immigrants in the house, than pets. Pets are dirty and belong outside. The dog urine kills plants and trees. Illegal immigrants dont poop out in the courtyards.

im pretty sure your alone on this one. And im also sure that id rather pay for 1 dog that loves me and i can watch it grow old rather than 7 dogs that i pay taxes for and they will still break into my car at night. I think you got them flip flopped VRE.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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How is the enforcement of restrictions like this on some of these complexes? I think that the apartment I had in Alexandria had a limit of 55 lbs, but there were some huge dogs wandering around that complex. It's not like they did "apartment checks", so it was easy to have a pet and just not tell them to avoid the deposit and pet rent.
Beats me. But I bet if you have a dog over the limit and have a neighbor who doesn't like you, the rental office will find out.
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