Thanks all! We have considered purchasing, but his ex-wife is in control of where the children go to school, and I will leave that alone for now.
I am prepared for a large pet deposit! $2000 is the range we are looking in, may be able to swing more depending on location,obviously less would be best.
I do understand the concerns of property owners, and actually cared for and trained my pets in a way that is rental friendly. We don't tolerate barking, but it happens, the dogs are crate trained and are in crates when we are not home. Its not often we are all gone at once as I work from home with a telecommute position. Even the one anti-social cat has a large crate in the event someone needs access to the home when no one is there, he can be mean or mischievous just depending on his mood. I always offer to let property owners meet the dogs prior to any decision being made, I dont expect anyone to just take my word on how sweet and people friendly the dogs are.
Any referrals to anyone that can possibly assist or be willing to work with us will be greatly appreciated!!