Animals used for income (by Richard [MI]) Feb 11, 2019 2:42 PM|
Animals used for income (by LisaFL [FL]) Feb 11, 2019 2:45 PM
Animals used for income (by S i d [MO]) Feb 11, 2019 2:56 PM
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 11, 2019 6:17 PM
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 11, 2019 6:20 PM
Animals used for income (by Vee [OH]) Feb 11, 2019 6:57 PM
Animals used for income (by Rangor [TN]) Feb 11, 2019 7:16 PM
Animals used for income (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 11, 2019 7:50 PM
Animals used for income (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 11, 2019 7:52 PM
Animals used for income (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 12, 2019 7:40 AM
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 12, 2019 8:43 AM
Animals used for income (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 2:42 PM
After reading several posts on animals in rentals over the last few weeks, I wanted to address the idea of tenants using animals as a source of income.
Not talking about dog walking or pet grooming but rather home breeders who have one or more , usually dogs, that they breed as much as possible and sell the puppies.
Myself, I don't care for this. There are plenty of available pets at the shelters. Weather others allow pets or not, that's your choice, but to me this is simply a money business for breeders. Little different from farming.
Personally, breeders are an immediate rejection for me. I don't want an operation like this in my places. No kennels either. --23.121.xx.xxx
Animals used for income (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 2:45 PM
I only accept animals that have been spayed or neutered. That prevents animal breeding.
Not to mention if you limit the number of animals having more of them would be a lease violation.
No unfixed animals for me, thank you. --216.186.xxx.xx
Animals used for income (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 2:56 PM
Local "kennel" laws often restrict how many animals can be on the premises to hold down exactly what you're talking about: mom 'n pop "puppy mills" that create a surplus of unwanted critters that get neglected and dumped if they don't sell.
I don't allow more than 2 animals at once, and that includes babies. A tank/cage (fish, reptiles, hamsters, birds, etc.) counts as 1 animal. --173.20.xxx.xxx
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 6:17 PM
I love puppies but little baby puppies are dirty and destructive. They aren't born house trained and they are dedicated chewers weeks before they go to new homes.
I accept dogs but they have to be spayed / neutered and over a year old. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 6:20 PM
Also,my insurance agent says "no home based business where customers come to the house"
So, no puppies raised in the backyard and sold to people who come to pick up a puppy. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Animals used for income (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 6:57 PM
I operate like Lisa-FL, only fixed animals. Photo vet records help control tenant desire to have visiting pets, registration fees slow down the high animal count, insurance naming owner on policy helps spread the liability.
Animals used for income (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 7:16 PM
Breeders are represented by the same bell-shaped curve as landlords. Are some breeders irresponsible puppy mills who don't care about anything but cranking out more dollars? Yes just like some landlords are irresponsible and greedy and perfectly content jeopardizing the lives of tenants by doing subpar electrical work and not providing smoke detectors.
Other breeders limit breeding out of a genuine appreciation for the breed itself and turn down breeding opportunities ($) because it is not good for the breed. Are these breeders able to command top dollar for their puppies? Yes - but they are very professional and conscientious about temperament, health and matching individual puppies with the right family. There is a place for the dog from the pound (and I have done rescues myself) but I also have no guilt about buying a well bred dog that comes from a reputable breeder. That being said, most of us probably rent to people that would fall into the more unprofessional category and I would as a result not want to rent to someone who says they are a responsible breeder without doing a lot of digging. People leave crumbs that are pretty easy to follow --107.77.xx.xx
Animals used for income (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 7:50 PM
My first thought was normal pets who give birth. In all our homes this has only happened a few times. The kittens or puppies were gone once weaned. The pound will take them because the cute babies are adopted instantly.
I know some amateur “breeders”, folks who have one pure bred dog or cat and impregnant it for babies to sell and hopefully make a few bucks. These animals are treates like royalty.
Multiple animal breeders are very limited by zoning in my town. I THINK my city has a 3 dog limit so the folks need to move to the country to have more dogs. So ask your local pound staff and zoning office.
We had a small farm rental and I did not care what animals they broight. We DID charge for cleanup beyond normal such as the dead animals.
Animals used for income (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 7:52 PM
PS The InHomeVisit you show you the impact on the property IF they are breeding now.
Animals used for income (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 7:40 AM
Some folks think it's more normal to have a small male and female dog and let them do what they do. I got an adorable Shih Tzu from a couple who did that after the male got into the street and was hit. My rescue was 7 when I got her. Some people cage them like farm animals. I would take someone with a pair who occasionally have a litter. I saw a natural dog family like that and the yearlings help the mom with her new litter. I saw one stop a spat between two puppies by just standing over them and arching her neck, wagging her tail stiffly and looking at them down her nose. Precious
Animals used for income (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:43 AM
I've shown dogs all of my life. I've bred many champions and I've owned and loved rare breeds of dogs. (I currently have a Bracco Italiano)
Even with the most responsible of breeders, breeding very carefully and taking sterling care of their animals, raising puppies is dirty and stinky. Puppies are destructive.
I most certainly would not trust a tenant to raise puppies in a clean and damage free way. Well raised puppies are inside the house being properly socialized. That means they are pooping and chewing inside the house.
I can't even trust tenants to vacuum the carpet. Raise litters of puppies inside the house? I don't think so. --98.146.xxx.xxx