I have done property management for some time and it is my experience that no one wants to rent to people with pets. And as you said that then you have to pay a higher rent!
This is the time to buy, with so much to choose from and 30 year low interest rate.
Weichert Realtors, Paoli
Unwavering Commitment to Service
Restrictions on dogs are far fewer for a home you own versus one you rent. Seller put these restrictions on because dogs can damage property, wear out carpets, floors, paint etc. Not all dogs, or dog owners are destructive, but most landlords don't want to take on the risk if they end up having to spend a lot of money on clean up and repair when you move.
If you can find a home you like in a good area I agree with my colleagues, take advantage of record low rates and prices being down. Once you own the home, you can enjoy your dogs.
With that amount of dogs, depending o their size, most landlords probably will require a sizeable pet deposit in addition to the normal, first, last and one month's security. Again, for a not much more down, you could possibly be a homeowner.
Hope that answred your question,
Feel free to contact me any questions or help you may need with your upcoming move to the area
Angela Weber, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Group