Michele, In the Kankakee area the newspaper is the best way. We aren't in a large metro area. Also, it depends what price range for which you are looking. Some alternatives would be to call a couple Realtors who may have some homes that are in the area in which you are looking that have listings that have been on the market for a while. Ask friends who rent that have pets who their landlord is. Even if their landlord doesn't have another home available they may know another landlord that does. Don has a lot of good points. An additional point is your deposit will most likely be substantially more because of the increased risk the landlord is taking. Also, check the for sale by owner list because they don't have representation and may have pets themselves. Some websites may also be helpful, Craigslist, Rent.com, Apartments.com, Homes.com among others. You may even check the apartment rental list because some landlords own both apartments and homes. Also, think about an apartment (especially main floor) since many apartment landlords assume they may have to replace carpet anyway. Bottom line, a landlord is in business to make money and they know when you have a weakness (pets) they will be able to charge you more, if they will even take you. It greatly redues the supply of homes available to you. There are more landlords that are taking pets because more people have pets but, on the other hand, the landlord is risking damage to property and odor issues that may be hard to get rid of. Then the landlord is dealing from a point of weakness with a home with damage or odor issues they may not be able to completely get rid of. The more pets you have the weaker hand you have and the more it'll probably cost you. I understand, though, that pets become part of a family and that is what is so difficult. I wish you the best of luck!