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Old 02-07-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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We have moved a few times but have always purchased a home. I really was thinking about trying to rent this time around and then purchase a home after getting to know the area better.

The main problem with that is the fact we have 3 dogs...2 outdoor dogs (they are used to be kept outside and in a garage) and 1 indoor dog (who is fully house trained). If we rented it would be a house.

Would anybody consider us? We are a family of 2 adults, 1 child. Credit is good. Job stability will be there. I think the only thing holding us back would be the dog situation. All of our dogs are good and non destructive, they don't run away or really bark unless something is disturbing them. The other factor with the dogs I am worried about is the fact they are not animal friendly. They are people friendly but don't like other animals. They are staff bull terriers which some consider to be pit bulls (while others do not). I understand the reputation for the breed isn't good but these dogs have been good to us for years.

Thoughts on the situation? Giving them up isn't an option. We've had two of the three for 7 years now and we just can't part with them. I really want to live in Sioux Falls and not the outskirts.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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We have moved a few times but have always purchased a home. I really was thinking about trying to rent this time around and then purchase a home after getting to know the area better.

The main problem with that is the fact we have 3 dogs...2 outdoor dogs (they are used to be kept outside and in a garage) and 1 indoor dog (who is fully house trained). If we rented it would be a house.

Would anybody consider us? We are a family of 2 adults, 1 child. Credit is good. Job stability will be there. I think the only thing holding us back would be the dog situation. All of our dogs are good and non destructive, they don't run away or really bark unless something is disturbing them. The other factor with the dogs I am worried about is the fact they are not animal friendly. They are people friendly but don't like other animals. They are staff bull terriers which some consider to be pit bulls (while others do not). I understand the reputation for the breed isn't good but these dogs have been good to us for years.

Thoughts on the situation? Giving them up isn't an option. We've had two of the three for 7 years now and we just can't part with them. I really want to live in Sioux Falls and not the outskirts.
With 3 dogs all being bull terriers you could have some problems. I know if I had a house to rent and knew my neighbors also had dogs that your's would be aggressive to, I wouldn't rent to you. This is for no other reason than being a good neighbor to the adjacent homeowners.

If you have difficulty within the city limits, you might have better luck in outlying small towns.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Eastern SD
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I also think you'd have better luck renting from someone that owns property rather than a property company, which you'll likely find outside of Sioux Falls (Tea, Brandon, Harrisburg, Hartford, so on). The best place I check is Craig's List Sioux Falls area, and just keep checking, calling.. maybe one person won't rent out but knows someone who would.
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