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Mpmarton, Home Buyer in Little River, CA

I have a very friendly, non-aggressive, loveable but large dog (Rottweiler). Are condos out for us?

Asked by Mpmarton, Little River, CA Fri Mar 28, 2014

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Many Condo HOAs have restricted certain breed that are deemed "aggressive" due to insurance issues. Other HOAs have a size limit on dogs (some as low as 20-25 lbs). However, there are condos, especially those that are townhouse style, with yards that do not have these restrictions.

Your best bet is to work with a Realtor that specializes in condos in Agoura Hills. They will know which buildings allow larger dogs and which restrict them. This way you will not be wasting your time looking at properties that do not accommodate large dogs.

Good Luck!

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2014
Most condos that are not single owner owned have strict breed and weight restrictions. There are very few larger apartment complexes that do allow large dogs, but they are out there. Your best scenario is to find a townhouse or a single owner condo that will allow large dogs.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 31, 2014
Not necessarily! You need to check with the Homeowner's Association for each specific development. Please visit:


Most of our area's associations' phone numbers are listed on our website.

Please let us know if we can further assist you in your search. We are Realtors with 42 years combined experience and specialize in Condos and Townhomes in the Agoura Hills area.

Lisa Cataldo
CalBRE #01719717
Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty
29105 Canwood St. Suite B-2B
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2014
I personally love large dogs, but when renting you might find that the insurance to cover a large breed dog is the issue when renting. Landlords are concerned that they will be a liability. I think you will have better luck renting a single family home with a fenced yard.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 2, 2014
Really depends on the HOA. Most of the time they allow pets but there is a size/weight limit. If you have an address in mind I can check with the HOA for you. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2014
Condos are not OUT but very limited.
Be aware, this is a business, not a hobby. Be loyal to the one from whom you ask to invest their time and resources.

Call a Agoura Hills REALTOR and inquire about any communities with NO pet restrictions. The REALTOR will ask you questions regarding timeline, budget and requirements. The resulting list will include Town homes, villas, condos and PUDS.

From this exhaustive list (it is likely the agent will need to compile the directory for you, not easy)
you can evaluate the property values to see which communities are in your budget.

Now that you have a few communities identified. let your REALTOR work their magic. However, you can't be second guessing your REALTOR and you need to know you have to be decisive. This is time intensive, so your REALTOR will need assurance you are committed to them.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2014
Your best bet is going to be to call landlords individually. I recommend looking at houses since many condos restrict the breed.

Best of luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2014
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