I am happy to run a custom search for you. What part of town are you looking in? You can also see all the homes on my easy to use website. I hope to talk to you soon.
Criagslist does work, also try zillow, rent.com, roommates.com, corkin.com. It's going to be harder with pets and a self employed income for an owner/property manager to approve you. If you are looking for an apartment you can also try the various apartment websites, and make sure you look at the reviews.