Hi Kaitlin, honestly, pets make renting difficult, especially when you have a large breed dog. You will most likely need to look for rentals in your local paper and on internet sights such as Craigs List. You may want to look into purchasing at this time. You may be able to qualify to buy your first home with a mortgage payment that will be no more than, or not much more than your rent payment. Many homes in this area will qualify for 100% USDA financing. Choose a local realtor to help you prequalify and show you nice starter homes in the area while mortgage interest rates are super low. It is a simple 5 minute phone call to get prequalified. Check into it..you will be glad you did!