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Old 03-28-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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Hello - my significant other wants to get a bulldog. Does anyone know of apartment centers or communities or condo rentals that would allow a bulldog? Especially in South Tampa or a safe, vibrant area with a view of the water?

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Old 03-28-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Default Tampa not so dog friendly

Well, I'm from Denver and i feel like having a dog can be more of an inconvenience here. People in general seem less enthusiastic about dogs and they are less prevalent. I had more trouble finding a place that would accommodate me. Can depend on the size of the dog. Easier to find a place that tolerates little dogs. Good luck.

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Old 03-29-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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Many apts take dogs, it is the size and lbs that are the issue. Many have a 20-30 lb limit. A bulldog is small in stature but will be more in lbs when full grown.

Check the apartmentguide.com. They should tell you if they accept dogs.

I know the Cove accepts dogs, but I don't know the weight limit.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I came to FL after 3 years in MA and NOBODY up there let me have my 20 lb beagle except a private owner, so FL seemed like DOG HEAVEN to me!!! I have never had a problem finding a place that will rent to people with dogs (though we own now). There may be weight limits and there may be breed limits--but a bulldog is not on the scary breed list

Which kind of bulldog? French? English? Aren't there size differences?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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Default are dogs embraced in tampa?

i'm just trying to get at...

are dogs accepted in florida. in colorado where i'm from in the downtown everyone has a dog and there are lots of dog parks. what is the quality of life for dogs in florida?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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we've had problems on both sides with pit bulls and other breeds.
If the OP is really referring to a Pit it is a problem. My complex bans them. Several breeds are considered dangerous and complexes just won't allow them because of THEIR liability. Most large complexes will allow some dogs and a few will allow large but not "dangerous" ones. private LL's are another story and condos may "allow' them but as the tenant of a single owner, not a fee paying HOA member there may be problems.

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i'm just trying to get at...

are dogs accepted in florida. in colorado where i'm from in the downtown everyone has a dog and there are lots of dog parks. what is the quality of life for dogs in florida?
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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There are several dog parks around Tpa. There is a dog beach/park on Davis Island. I would say Tpa isn't as dog friendly as CO but there are more apts allowing larger dogs now than in the past. It is better than it use to be..

It gets 'hot' in FL so most ppl don't walk their dogs during the heat of the day, but either in the AM or later in the day during summer. Most dog parks have 'pools' and drinking fountains for the dogs. The one I went to was shaded and had several covered picnic tables. They also had a small and large dog area.

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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i'm just trying to get at...

are dogs accepted in florida. in colorado where i'm from in the downtown everyone has a dog and there are lots of dog parks. what is the quality of life for dogs in florida?
I think dogs are very accepted here....when new developments and residential projects go in fro nt of the city council, i almost always here from one or two of the council members "where is the dog park/walk located"...

Lots of dog parks in the area, my favs include Picnic Island's Dog Beach, Davis Islands Dog Beach and Park(although that one can get very busy), Gadsden Dog Park near MacDill AFB, Fort DeSoto Dog Park and Dog Beach and Cypress Point Dog Park also on the Bay.

There are also many dog events/gatherings, New World Brewery and MacDintons always hold some kind of dog event(New World Brewery on Sundays), and there is always Bark in the Park events.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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We are moving to a small subdivision on Tampa Bay and they have a dog park- which really impressed us. I'm sure it just depends on the neighborhood but Tampa seems dog friendly!
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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i'm just trying to get at...

are dogs accepted in florida. in colorado where i'm from in the downtown everyone has a dog and there are lots of dog parks. what is the quality of life for dogs in florida?
I was disappointed by the lack of fenced in dog beaches (my dog can't be somewhere that isn't fully fenced). There is one in Tampa Bay, but it's pretty gross! There are some nice big dog parks, however. You just need to bring LOTS of water to keep your dog cool. I'd say that QOL of dogs is good, but my poor dog just HATES it because it's sooooo hot for her (huskey/shepard!)

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we've had problems on both sides with pit bulls and other breeds.
If the OP is really referring to a Pit it is a problem. My complex bans them. Several breeds are considered dangerous and complexes just won't allow them because of THEIR liability. Most large complexes will allow some dogs and a few will allow large but not "dangerous" ones. private LL's are another story and condos may "allow' them but as the tenant of a single owner, not a fee paying HOA member there may be problems.
Bull dogs and pit bulls are two totally seperate dogs breads. The OP should be fine with a bull dog.

I had no problem finding complexes that allowed my 50 lb. dog.
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