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Old 05-25-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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We have a realtor. But my experience is that realtors aren't as interested in helping us find a rental property because they don't get anything out of it. Now if we're talking about buying a house, they are all over it and very responsive and helpful.

We're currently trying to lease a house we've been through several times that we like. It's empty right now so that would be perfect for us to just move into without a waiting period for the previous occupants to move out. We don't want to buy it yet because we're unsure if the area is right for us. (Plus we still have a house to sell. ) It's not listed as a rental though and the realtor is not all that anxious to look into it for us. He'd rather get the commission out of it I'm guessing. But the house hasn't had an offer on it in 9 months.

We've looked on craigslist and rental agencies but pickins are slim!! I've sent emails on several houses listed with no response from the owners. Don't know if the houses are already rented so they don't feel the need to answer? We've gotten a few "sorry but no you can't rent with animals."

Anyway, it's tough to find anything from 1500 miles away. We may have to end up in a hotel for awhile or a tent somewhere? But it would be nice to have a place for the movers to unpack our furniture.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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I must be the exception to the rule--I only rent to pet people! I have a couple single family homes(Small!) in the University area of Pocatello adjacent to mine, and advertise "pet Possible" when advertising them. I ask for pet references and a little extra deposit. I'm a little picky about aggressive breed, but give every dog a chance. Any HISTORY for the critter is a NO--sorry. In general , people with good dogs make good tenants--just my 2 cents.P.S. a 1 year lease and not month to month rent makes it more worth while to the landlord to repair any damage done during tenancy.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Property manager checking in. If you want to rent with pets, you should be willing to pay a deposit sufficient for the owner to replace the carpeting and take care of any damage your pets might cause. Pets are hard on places. I hear all the stories about house broken pets, and never yet had a place come back without some pet staining.

If you want to use the comfort pet scam, be aware, it only affects landlords that have more than five rental properties or property managers. You should also be aware that when you do stuff like this, it only hurts those with real disabilities. If you are faking, everyone, including your neighbors will soon realize it and hate you. Bad reputations are hard to leave behind in this electronic world and small towns.

Now, if you don't mind a renting a place that smells like the last tenants' dog or cat pee, you shouldn't have a problem finding a place.

Idaho judges are waking up to the comfort animal scam too and are allowing huge awards for actual documented damages, so beware.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Land of Red
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We have a realtor. But my experience is that realtors aren't as interested in helping us find a rental property because they don't get anything out of it. Now if we're talking about buying a house, they are all over it and very responsive and helpful.

We're currently trying to lease a house we've been through several times that we like. It's empty right now so that would be perfect for us to just move into without a waiting period for the previous occupants to move out. We don't want to buy it yet because we're unsure if the area is right for us. (Plus we still have a house to sell. ) It's not listed as a rental though and the realtor is not all that anxious to look into it for us. He'd rather get the commission out of it I'm guessing. But the house hasn't had an offer on it in 9 months.

We've looked on craigslist and rental agencies but pickins are slim!! I've sent emails on several houses listed with no response from the owners. Don't know if the houses are already rented so they don't feel the need to answer? We've gotten a few "sorry but no you can't rent with animals."

Anyway, it's tough to find anything from 1500 miles away. We may have to end up in a hotel for awhile or a tent somewhere? But it would be nice to have a place for the movers to unpack our furniture.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Default Pet friendly homes

There a few houses on IFrentals.com that will allow pets. My house is on there and we do allow it with an additional deposit. (I'm sure if the pet deposit is too large you could see if it could be lowered - as one user said meeting the pets may encourage them to let you have them or lower the rate). Some houses have 5-6 bedrooms so that would be large enough for the user with a large family. Good luck to you all!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Pueblo, CO
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I think children damage property much more than dogs, and still one has to pay a pet deposit most of the time, but no extra deposit for having children in the house. Isn't that strange? But of course that would be against the law and people with kids would be very upset... My dog never painted the walls with crayon, my son did (LOL)
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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A magic eraser or even paint is 100 times cheaper than urinated on carpet and padding.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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bare is correct. I'm a dog owner and have been for most of my life. I've also served on the Board of Directors for a humane society here in SE Idaho. When adopting out dogs one rule of thumb I would always tell the adoptive family is that even though the dog is house trained, being in a new home is like starting all over.

I've known many that after having dogs or cats have had to replace the carpet, the padding and in a few circumstances the sub flooring to be rid of the urine smell.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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Have you found a place yet? How big are your dogs?
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