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Old 03-15-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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We have a black lab about 90lbs and 10yrs old. Any 55+ communities in Florida except these?
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have a black lab about 90lbs and 10yrs old. Any 55+ communities in Florida except these?
Ours in Texas has no restrictions, but we are private homes vs apartments or condo type, and we are in Texas. Unless you are looking at an apt or condo, I don't think it should be an issue, even in Fl.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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Ours in Florida (private homes) has no restrictions. We have three dogs and one is a GSD.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Does age really matter? I would think the size is the issue.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Where we are each building is different. Some have limits as low as 15#, others are higher. You need to ask yourself what this will mean for your neighbors? There are home in communities that are separate houses with HOAs that provide the benefits that condo owners have.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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Many 'except' them, but, few 'accept' 90-lb dogs. Perhaps if you put a saddle on him, you could look for a community that accepts small horses.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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We have a black lab about 90lbs and 10yrs old.
Wow, that's a really large lab, I've been around labs all my life and have never seen one that that large!
As a landlord (dh and I have managed several rental properties through the years), I might consider a lab since they are calm, easy-going dogs but I'd look askance at one that large.
On the other hand, we'd consider yours because it's so obese and old that it's unlikely to cause much damage. I'd prefer that to a 20-lb hyperactive barker/biter.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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...As a landlord (dh and I have managed several rental properties through the years), I might consider a lab since they are calm, easy-going dogs but I'd look askance at one that large.
On the other hand, we'd consider yours because it's so obese and old that it's unlikely to cause much damage. I'd prefer that to a 20-lb hyperactive barker/biter.
Labs and Goldens, especially younger ones, can ruin walls, carpets and exterior wiring because of their tendency to chew. I've known several retrievers that chewed through the A/C condenser wiring.

And age does matter because some older spayed females have a problem leaking urine. In fact, that's the #1 reason why they're abandoned or turned in to rescue groups. The more overweight the dog, the more urine she leaks. (There's a fairly expensive medication that can stop, or greatly reduce, the leaking but it has to be given daily.)
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The one thing that I keep seeing "come up" in the 55+ community forums is that fact that there seems to be a HUGE difference in what some of us are discussing.....all under the 55+ housing threads.

If you are talking about a 55+ SUBSIDIZED housing, I have no idea. For those in need of a rental subsidized housing find, I would imagine there are LOTS of potential restrictions that would not apply to those who CHOOSE to live in a 55+ community which has no financial assistance.

For those of us talking about an age restricted community that is personally owned housing and NOT subsidized, then there should be no more restrictions than normal "non age restricted" housing in the area. For example, 3 pets per home can sometimes be a limit imposed, or no "aggressive" breeds, but not size of animal that I am aware of.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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The 55+ where I live, the limit for dogs is 30 lbs.
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