How do you find rentals without breed restrictions for dogs? Some of us responsible dog owners get a raw deal when it comes to finding rentals.

Asked by Romdak9, Los Angeles, CA Sat Jul 16, 2011

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Emily Knell, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Mon Jul 18, 2011
There are a LOT of scammers on Craigslist. Do not EVER submit an application or let anyone run your credit without being able to physically view the inside of a property first. The scammers on Craigslist always say "we've had so many calls on this property, you have to submit your app first & then you can see the house". OR if the rent is SO low for killer house & not in line with fair market rental comps, it's probably a scam.
You should check out that's a respectable legitimate site OR call up a property mgmt co. to work on your behalf.
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Chelseamchen…, Renter, Phoenix, AZ
Thu Apr 21, 2016
we have 2 pit bulls unfortunately everyone jus assumes that pit bulls are bad. these dos are not. they are lovable and want to lick everyone...... however, I can not seem to find houses for rent that will allow these dogs.... anyone know of any place?
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Jessica Acker, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Mon Jul 18, 2011
It is good idea to get a pet reference letter from your current landlord if you are trying to move to a new building. Providing photos of the dog or a pet interview can also help sway the owner or manager of the building. I suggest pet owners offer at least $50 more rent per month to increase the chances of approval over an applicant that does not have a pet. You may also be required to get renters insurance which will usually cover any personal liability you would have if your dog bit someone.

Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
Wellman Property Management, Inc.
1415 Stanford St., Suite #4| Santa Monica, CA 90404
Direct: (310) 828 - 3132 Fax: (310) 829 – 2079
DRE License # 01894323

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Emily Knell, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Sat Jul 16, 2011
That's because every owner thinks a big dog is going to poop all over the place & chew on baseboards, scratch doors & turn their nice home or apartment into a complete mess.

What you need to do in this techno-savvy age, is to do a video on yourself with your dog, tour you're would be landlord through your current home/apartment & show them that your place is immaculate, take other still photos of your dog, write a cover letter along with your rental application & get letters of recommendation from previous landlords that your dog is nothing to fear & he's a gentle giant.

If you don't have a video camcorder, ask your friends, I'm sure one of them do & they'll let you borrow it or film you with your dog themselves. Don't be surprised though, that the landlord will still want some sort of Pet deposit, maybe $500, so save up for that.
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R.robinson38…, Home Buyer, Lomita, CA
Mon Jul 10, 2017
I'm looking for a house or apartmen for rent in the Angier n.c. or Lillington area.that have a no breed restrictions . 2 bedrooms in the 650 to 700 range please help
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Alex Montelo…, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2015
Have you considered buying a home? That would eliminate that problem completely. There are a bunch of things that you can do as my colleagues have suggested in previous comments. Just keep looking, you'll find something.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
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Melissa Goss, , Center Moriches, NY
Tue Apr 16, 2013
They do exist, some landlords will allow your pet. I however have a few landlords who will not allow pitts into their homes whatsoever. It makes it very hard for me to find places for those with this breed, which is sad.
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Debhnur, Home Buyer, Lomita, CA
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Need help finding a place to rent that has no dog restrictions. I am in the Dayton Ohio area.
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Robert Chome…, , San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 17, 2011
You might scour Craigslist and maybe write a detailed email to landlord and provide back up on how you are a really great tenant and how well behaved and clean your dog is. You may offer a slightly higher deposit as well.
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