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Old 10-06-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Hi guys,
So we are transferring up to Juneau with work soon - we will be arriving between Dec 28 and Jan 2 - we are leaving in just 68 days - it seems so surreal.

My problem is I can't find much housing that allows pets.

The Empire doesn't have anything listed currently but I have posted my ad on there as well. Online only at this point.

I have listed on CL but have had no response.

Here is a copy of my ad in case anyone here knows of anything going - we could really use your help. Failing that - do you know of any extended stays that allow large dogs?

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We have jumped on a fantastic opportunity to transfer within my company to a new store opening in Juneau. And to that end - my cousin and I are excitedly looking for a new place to call home. We will be arriving in Juneau between Dec 28-2 Jan after an amazing 20 day cross country drive!

A little about us:
Lisa [me] - 36, non-smoker/non-drinker/non-party girl from Virginia
Hobbies include painting, photography, reading, blogging and all species animal training
Full time employed with Petco [currently in North Carolina] as their Aquatics Specialist and Dog Trainer - both of which I have more than 17 years experience in as well as operating my own dog training business
Fantastic references from current property manager, employer and character references from clients if needed
Clean background check - never even a speeding ticket
Lived in New Zealand for the last 12 years
Has 2 dogs - 25 month old Newfoundland girl [Ayla] - therapy dog certified and 1 year old Australian Shepherd mix girl [Elki] - up and coming agility dog. Both go to work with me every day and are clean, fully trained and well behaved indoor dogs.
Pet references from both property manager and employer can be provided - they are very quiet, do not chase cats/children and are never out unsupervised.

Tracy [my cousin] - 35, non-smoker/non-drinker/non-party good ole farm girl from West Virginia
Hobbies include reading, writing, music and movies
Also working for Petco
Can provide excellent employer and character references if needed
Clean background check
Has 1 cat - 13yo [Hera] and 4 year old Mini Dachshund [Phoebe]

What we are looking for:
We would really like to find a place to call home long term. We will be with Petco at least another 2 years as part of the relocation deal, so you can be assured of good, quiet, clean tenants for a while.
It doesn't have to be fancy - we just want someplace where the animals are welcome.

Our ideal situation is a house with a fenced yard. Heck, it can be at a roads end, back in the sticks and we will love it.
Prefer 3bdrm but will certainly look at 2bdrms as well. A mobile home is also fine - single or doublewide.

So if you have a place to rent and would consider two country girls with a great work ethic and their pets - please contact me at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Lisa on [919] 886 9084 or email here. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but pet-friendly housing is very limited. There is enough rental demand that landlords choose not to deal with it. Most places that do come up are quickly rented, so something available now won't be around when you get here. Your best bet is to contact local Realtors. Most handle rentals and they'd have a better handle on what might be available when you get here. Some of the local Realtors are Taku Real Estate, Powell Realty, Re/Max of Juneau, Coldwell Banker Race Realty, Spencer Realty, to name a few. Check the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly too. To complicate matters, you'll be competing against legislators and their staff as the new session begins in January. Good luck.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Good luck!! If I was still a landlord I wouldn't rent to you. That's too many animals. Maybe 1 small dog but under no circumstances would I ever rent to someone that has a cat.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Also, be aware that some of the rentals on craigslist are scams. I've seen a of rentals that were pulled from real estate ads, listed with rents that were too good to be true.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Very close to water
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They look like good buddys, you should add that your willing to give additional $$$ for pet deposit. I now charge a $200 deposit for each pet, max of two and $100 of that is non refundable on each pet. No cat's allowed...... Did it once - never again. I also warn them if their dog is running loose off property it will most likely get shot by someone. Contact the hospital that you have a therapy dog and need housing, someone might know someone or help you out knowing that. Realtor is probably your best bet though.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Good luck to you. My gal and I were planning a move to Juneau with 3 dogs (chihuahua, Shihtzu, and GSD) all with obedience certs. Even when we offered exorbitant pet deposits per dog we were still shunned. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our tickets and beg for our jobs back bc we wouldn't move without our kiddos. I'm surprised to learn they're opening a pet store there, as Juneau seems extremely pet unfriendly unless you own a house.

Didn't you post a similar post a few months for thus exact same issue/situation?

We sincerely wish you the best of luck. We're looking at either buying or moving to Anch instead now.

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Here is the advice I give to anyone looking for rentals. And it recently worked perfectly for someone in Anchorage looking for pet friendly rentals.

Look on craigslist for rentals. Look for all rentals and you can search on pets, dogs etc. But then do a general search for realtors that handle rentals. You can just scroll through and anyone that is listed with a realtor...call them. These property managers often know of rentals that are coming up that are not yet listed. Call every one of them and tell them what you want. If you haven't found anything after a week do it all over again. The property managers will often not call you back...they are too busy. So you have to let your fingers do the walkin. Spend a lot of time on the phone.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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That's good advice Marty. I will admit, we never called a single Realtor about rentals. That might prove especially beneficial.

I remember telling myself: their are lots of rentals, but I only need ONE yes.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: AK
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We've had a tough time of it here in Wrangell, ended up in a studio (too small) without a working oven. It's pretty old by Alaska standards (building is from 1925), but the rent is cheap and it's in a convenient location, so we'll deal with it!

Besides, it's not like we have a choice...
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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I had decent luck in Juneau finding pet friendly places but I paid through the NOSE for them. I called around to the vacation rental places; they're usually empty when it's not tourist season or legislature season.

Oh, you needed long term? yeesh, good luck! There's a reason Juneau has a sanctioned tent city for the homeless.
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