If you want more info regarding the 94539 area feel free to contact me offline; I was born, raised and since 1988 have owned a home in this area of Fremont.
Schools appear to be one of your top priorities. One tool my clients have found to be quite useful and informative is http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com ; which, based on property address, provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and Daycares) along with useful statistics and other information you should appreciate.
They also have a cellphone/mobile application, which is quite handy when you are viewing homes! Just access the website on your mobile phone to download the app.
I am a local realtor is the areas you mentioned. I am also a leasing agent on rentals with Park Place which is the number one growing Property Management Company in the East Bay.
Please email me and let me know what it is you are looking for.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
The dog will create a challenge but isn't impossible just have to present it and perhaps offer additional deposit or pay for insurance to cover any damage the dog might do
What is the rental amount you are comfortable paying monthly ? Also, are you prepared to sign a one year lease or more?
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance,