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    GGGRRRRR!!!!!!

    So, Jake and I just moved to an apartment complex thing-a-ma-bob. NO PETS ALLOWED, right? There are 10 apartments. Apartment 1 has a cocker spaniel. Apartment 2 has a cat. Apartment 3 has a little terrier type dog. Apartment 4- unsure. Apartment 5 has a cat. Apartment 6 is empty Apartment 7 has a cat. Apartment 8 is us- NO ANIMALS and 9 is empty and 10 they're never home.

    So, the landlord said a) cats are okay...... but still prefers you don't have them. b) if you had an animal before you move in then it's okay to bring them along.

    Now honestly, what's the harm in having a smaller type animal when one person is home most all the time? I work at 3 and jake get's home at 6-ish....

    I want to ask my landlord about a small dog but im unsure of how to go about this.

    I know this is like the least of my concerns these days, but a dog has always been apart of my life... I keep having doggy dreams. haha.

    Sorry for the vent. I'm just GGGRRRRRR!!!!!
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

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    Have a polite conversation with your landlord and ask about the reasons the landlord prefers that tenants not have pets, and explain how and why your lifestyle and the kind of dog you want would not cause the problems the landlord fears. Point out that other apartments have dogs and your lifestyle and dog would be no more likely than theirs to cause the problems the landlord fears (if that is indeed the case). Offer to provide documentation (evidence of your work schedule, references from previous landlords, etc.). Offer to pay for any damage the dog does and put it in writing if necessary. Get a quiet, easily trained dog that won't cause noise complaints. Doesn't hurt to ask--the worst the landlord can say is no.

    Getting a dog might reduce your options for future apartments, work schedules, and travel plans, though. That's why I've never had a pet in my adult life, even though I'd like one.

    Good luck!

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    Do what everybody else does. Get the dog, don't ask for permission, and when they throw a fit, dime out all the other apartments. Its the American way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Do what everybody else does. Get the dog, don't ask for permission, and when they throw a fit, dime out all the other apartments. Its the American way!
    lol.... that's kinda what i thought of doing believe it or not. how are they gonna know? oh geez.

    thanks for the advice jenna
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

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    Most apartments have the "no pet" policy because of the wear and tear to the property.

    Cats usually get more of a waiver, because they use a cat box for their business. They may tear up the drapes, but they don't chew up, or scratch through walls/doors/cabinets.

    Dogs have to go outside (or they have accidents on the carpet) and that means yellow/brown spots where their pee killed the grass, and poop where someone else steps in it and tracks it around.

    Any animal pee soaks through not just the carpet, but the pad, and sometimes into concrete. You have a real hard time getting pee stain/smell out of concrete.

    And yeah, then you have the whole barking thing going on.....dog calls are a major pain in the azz to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Do what everybody else does. Get the dog, don't ask for permission, and when they throw a fit, dime out all the other apartments. Its the American way!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah87 View Post
    So, the landlord said a) cats are okay...... but still prefers you don't have them. b) if you had an animal before you move in then it's okay to bring them along.
    Didn't you have the dog before you moved into the apartment and placed it with relatives because you thought it was a pet free zone?

    A nice quiet dog should not create any issues, like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I know someone who has one and it is a doll, a passive lap dog, does not bark much.

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    Yeah. I get the whole poop/pee thing. But I figure if someone is almost always home, it shouldn't be that big of a problem..

    That is a pretty dog. I was thinking along the lines of a west highland terrier, tibetan spaniel, or samoyed, husky, sheltie, would love a german shepherd or golden retriever,, cairn terrier, norfolk terrier... my list pretty much goes on and on....
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

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    yeah 2blue - but those things cost 2 months rent down here...

    and Hannah - i'd have to say, i thought i remembered you saying something about having a little puppy before ya'll moved there and had to board it with family b/c it was a "no pet" policy...

    just my humble tho

    and btw - the true american way is "well they have it - why can't I - and why can't someone else pay for me to have it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan007 View Post
    yeah 2blue - but those things cost 2 months rent down here...
    I can not see paying a whole lot of money for a pet, there are so many unwanted ones in shelters. People are unloading all types of breeds all the time, check to see if this site covers your area, http://petfinder.com/ Some local shelters accept requests for specific breeds or mixes, if one comes in they will notify you. Another place is craigslist, but be careful for scams.


    The person I know with the Cavelier was unwanted and abandoned at a vet. So you never know.

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    Not sure about your locale but I am about 90% sure that in both Texas and Oklahoma, regardless of whether they state they don't allow pets or not they must enforce all rules uniformly. That is, if they allow one apt to have a cat, the pet rule no longer applies because they are allowing it to be nullified.
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    What a whirlwind!

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    My Mother raises and shows Cavaliers....some of them bark!

    It sounds like the landlord already told you how he feels, and it never hurts to stay on the landlord's good side.

    If you really want a dog, maybe you need to start looking for a place that accepts dogs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    What a whirlwind!
    "The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of its blessings; the inherent vice of Socialism is the equal sharing of its miseries." -Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    What a whirlwind of events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    What a whirlwind!
    maybe if you had a heart of gold like me you would feel the same way!


















    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

 

 

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