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Old 09-04-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Hi all,

I read on another thread that pet deposit is "murder," so I was wondering just how much "murder" meant. What's the typical pet deposit? I've got two kitties and already I'm seeing that some places require an extra $25 a month rent for each cat, but I haven't seen an exact amount for pet deposit yet. TIA!
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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At my old building in Hayes Valley it was a $200 deposit for a cat or small dog I believe.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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At my old building in Hayes Valley it was a $200 deposit for a cat or small dog I believe.
Oh that's what I expected--not too bad...Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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The places I looked at recently ranged from $500 deposit + $50/month pet rent to a simple $300 deposit, and no pet rent.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I've lived in three different apartments since moving to the Bay Area. The first place charged nothing, the second place charged $250 per cat (I have 2, so it was $500), and the third place charged $150 for unlimited cats.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I've paid anywhere from $250 + no pet rent to $500 + $60/mo PER PET... the latter being my current place, so I "failed to include" my 3 cats on the rental agreement (just put the dog). Like I'm going to pay a $2000 deposit and $240/mo just for my pets, when I'm already paying $1350 + deposit for a 1br apartment? As if!!!

The Bay Area is notoriously NON-pet-friendly, at least in terms of finding rental units - it really sucks for us animal lovers, huh?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Police State
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None, just don't say anything about it. Pet "deposit" what a joke. It's a fee, you never get that money back.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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I've paid anywhere from $250 + no pet rent to $500 + $60/mo PER PET... the latter being my current place, so I "failed to include" my 3 cats on the rental agreement (just put the dog). Like I'm going to pay a $2000 deposit and $240/mo just for my pets, when I'm already paying $1350 + deposit for a 1br apartment? As if!!!

The Bay Area is notoriously NON-pet-friendly, at least in terms of finding rental units - it really sucks for us animal lovers, huh?
Hi Gizmo980,

From reading the forums, I understand that the Bay area is not as pet friendly as I thought it was. When I first visited SF, I noticed all the places that had dog bowls with food outside the door and I thought that was so charming. It was one of the things that made me fall in love with the city. Now I'm starting to think it is all a ruse!
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Dimond, Oakland, CA
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i just offered up a standard deposit = one month's rent plus i paid my last month's rent and my landlord waved the pet deposit. granted, it helps that he is a pretty chill guy and that i explained that i used to be a homeowner myself in CO and i know how to ensure there is no/minimal damage to home based on pet. you may want to try that line?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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None, just don't say anything about it. Pet "deposit" what a joke. It's a fee, you never get that money back.
Yeah, if you can hide Fido or Fluffy, don't mention it. Owner has to give notice before entering the premises, so have a gameplan for pet evacuation and cleanup.
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