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Old 04-17-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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I have been on Craigslist, Mainetoday, apartments.com, rent.com, and I cannot for the life of me find a one bedroom in Portland that will allow myself and my two wonderful boarder collie/aussie shep mixes.
Does anyone know of any dog friendly apartments up for rent right now? I'm dieing to get my own place (living with an ex) but it is so difficult. I'm not fussy, just something under 700/month that will let us live there. I'm at my wits end!
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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If you're willing to live outside Portland proper you may find something.
I know I've seen some rentals allowing pets on Maine Craigslist, but I wasn't looking specifically at Portland. Hope you find something nice.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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It's tough with pets especially dogs. My daughter had to pay an extra $300 in security deposit for a cat. The place would not allow dogs at any price.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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Another thought - you could post in the "rent wanted" section of Craigslist, stressing that you will be responsible and are willing to pay extra security upfront, etc.

You might also try the Pets forum here. Dog lovers usually band together to exchange info on pet friendly places.

Also
Local free newspapers with "for rent" notices - look in surrounding communities, and
maybe
Apartments Dog Cat Pet Rentals in Maine (http://www.peoplewithpets.com/states/maine.asp - broken link)
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Rothschild, WI
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Frau, here's another site that may be of help to you: Maine Houses for Rent & Maine Home Rentals
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:38 AM
 
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Another thought - you could post in the "rent wanted" section of Craigslist, stressing that you will be responsible and are willing to pay extra security upfront, etc.

You might also try the Pets forum here. Dog lovers usually band together to exchange info on pet friendly places.

Also
Local free newspapers with "for rent" notices - look in surrounding communities, and
maybe
Apartments Dog Cat Pet Rentals in Maine (http://www.peoplewithpets.com/states/maine.asp - broken link)

GREAT link Boomerang! I once rented an apt to a guy with a cat, never again! I'd always prefer a tenant with a dog over a cat any day. No offense to cat owners, just my preference.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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You are correct in that a lot of rentals around Portland do not allow dogs, but, there are still a good amount that do--you just have to dig for them. Craigslist is a good place for this. As someone else pointed out, be prepared to pay a pet deposit, and in some cases extra rent for each pet.

Also, the size and breed of the dog may be helpful as well as letters from current and previous land lords stating the your dog was not a problem (unless it was, in which case I would skip my last bit of advice).
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:24 AM
 
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I once rented an apt to a guy with a cat, never again! I'd always prefer a tenant with a dog over a cat any day. No offense to cat owners, just my preference.
I still remember living in an apartment house once, where one of my neighbors had several cats who liked to spray their territory. Phew. None of my cats had ever done that at home, so the first time I opened my door and smelled the hallway, I thought a skunk had gotten in
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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Default Possibility?

I'm hunting for new digs too, and found these

"dogs OK"
1 Bedroom Apartment Including Free Parking, Free Gym, Free Cable (http://maine.craigslist.org/apa/646372881.html - broken link)


"pets considered"
1st floor apartment with parking (http://maine.craigslist.org/apa/645956320.html - broken link)
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your ideas. Unfortunately I've tried a lot of them to no avail. But everyone's enthusiasm has given me hope! I'm not going to give up, that's for sure!
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