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Old 01-27-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: chapel hill, n.c.
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Does anyone have experience of dog parks around Chapel Hill or of pet policies in rental properties?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:07 AM
 
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There are two great dog parks in Chapel Hill - one off Homestead/MLK, and the other right near Southern Village off 15/501. The Southern Village one is huge. Both separate by size (though it's not always obeyed) (It's often ignored).

I don't rent in Chapel Hill but I know that there's a lot of dog friendly rental housing in the area in general.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is there any town that is known to be dog unfriendly?

CH is no more or no less unfriendly or friendly wrt dogs than any other town. We had two dogs while we lived in University Gardens. We paid a refundable deposit (since we had hardwood, I was told) and paid a much smaller monthly amount as well that was not refundable. The refundable/non-refundable thing is landlord-dependent.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Is there any town that is known to be dog unfriendly?

CH is no more or no less unfriendly or friendly wrt dogs than any other town. We had two dogs while we lived in University Gardens. We paid a refundable deposit (since we had hardwood, I was told) and paid a much smaller monthly amount as well that was not refundable. The refundable/non-refundable thing is landlord-dependent.
Coming from other areas of the country, YES there are towns that are dog unfriendly. I've lived in a city where you couldn't find a rental that allowed pets, even fish could cause you problems. I've also live places where there wasn't a dog park withing an hour drive. So there are places that are dog unfriendly, just doesn't seem to be any in NC. One more reason why NC is awesome!
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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I can't speak to apartments' pet policies, but there are lots of opportunities for dogs in and around Chapel Hill. We don't tend to use the dog parks, even though we live close to one of them. We prefer to take our dogs out into Duke Forest or Bolin Creek for a romp through the woods. (We usually keep them leashed but there are a couple of areas we go where we can let them run.)
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Is there any town that is known to be dog unfriendly?
I don't know about in NC but basically the entire state of NJ is dog unfriendly. Very hard to find a rental there. Here, very easy.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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In Chapel Hill Bolinwood is good for people with pets. $200 non-refundable deposit but no pet rent when I was there. The manager (Jane) is really nice and has a couple big dogs herself.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Really depends on your dog, most places in Chapel Hill are very pet friendly but very prejudiced against certain breeds which I don't understand--that includes apts and houses. The city has lots of parks to take your pets to and plenty of sidewalks/paths to explore. Make sure you request a banned/restricted breed list for any place you are looking at.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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Really depends on your dog, most places in Chapel Hill are very pet friendly but very prejudiced against certain breeds which I don't understand--that includes apts and houses. The city has lots of parks to take your pets to and plenty of sidewalks/paths to explore. Make sure you request a banned/restricted breed list for any place you are looking at.
That's a good point. I have a mixed breed dog and it's getting tricky. One community ( and I totally forgot which one) wants a veterinarian's statement as to the breed mixes. Well, my vet wouldn't know for sure either and the doggie DNA tests are not all that accurate from what I understand.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I had to laugh when I read the title of this thread! Considering that most people had plenty to say about how friendly or unfriendly Raleigh is (in a previous thread), when I read the title, my first thought was...is the dog from NC or from up north? My second thought was...does the dog smile at others first? After that...my mind just kept going...well, at least "I" laughed!!!

Vicki
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