I am a Property Manager with Stars & Stripes Homes, Inc, and I can understand that you may have challenges finding a suitable rental for a large family with 6 pets. I would actually recommend STAYING CLEAR OF CRAIGSLIST, as there are a lot of SCAMS posted there. I've actually had ads "highjacked" from other sites and re-posted with incorrect information on Craigslist trying to scam money from unsuspecting renters. I'd recommend http://www.rentals.com
for your searches.
Additionally--as painful as this may be to wait--your search will be most fruitful approximately 30-45 days out from your anticipated move date. I say this because the overwhelming majority of suitable rentals will be gone within 30 days or so after being posted online for rent.
While my company posts our rentals on our own website, http://www.starsandstripeshomes.com,
we also utilize http://www.rentals.com,
which seems to be the most updated website that many other property management companies also utilize. Rentals.com "feeds" many of the other sites like zillow.com, hotpadz.com or rents.com. Unfortunately, when I deactivate ads on rentals.com because I have rented a house, the ads remain active on these other sites for a period of time, misleading the public by advertising that the house is still available for rent.
I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to contact me at 303-326-0550, ext 108 if I may assist further.
Lahai Sogbandi, Jr.
Stars & Stripes Homes, Inc.