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Litter of puppies (by S i d [MO]) Jul 27, 2020 10:51 AM
       Litter of puppies (by NE [PA]) Jul 27, 2020 10:55 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Ken [NY]) Jul 27, 2020 11:33 AM
       Litter of puppies (by LisaFL [FL]) Jul 27, 2020 11:58 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 27, 2020 12:03 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Renne [TX]) Jul 27, 2020 12:16 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Still Learning [MH]) Jul 27, 2020 12:22 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Still Learning [NH]) Jul 27, 2020 12:24 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 27, 2020 12:52 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Vee [OH]) Jul 27, 2020 1:05 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Elena [PA]) Jul 27, 2020 1:40 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Kim [TX]) Jul 27, 2020 2:09 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Scott [IN]) Jul 27, 2020 2:29 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Scott [IN]) Jul 27, 2020 2:38 PM
       Litter of puppies (by RB [MI]) Jul 27, 2020 4:03 PM
       Litter of puppies (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 27, 2020 5:46 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Allym [NJ]) Jul 27, 2020 8:20 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Allym [NJ]) Jul 27, 2020 8:20 PM
       Litter of puppies (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 27, 2020 9:18 PM
       Litter of puppies (by JKJ [MA]) Jul 28, 2020 3:51 AM
       Litter of puppies (by JKJ [MA]) Jul 28, 2020 5:19 AM
       Litter of puppies (by S i d [MO]) Jul 28, 2020 7:55 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Ken [NY]) Jul 28, 2020 8:04 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Gail K [GA]) Jul 28, 2020 8:36 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Gail K [GA]) Jul 28, 2020 8:36 AM
       Litter of puppies (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 28, 2020 9:32 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Barb [MO]) Jul 28, 2020 10:27 AM
       Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
       Litter of puppies (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 30, 2020 1:16 AM

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Litter of puppies (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 10:51 AM
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First time for me with this situation.

Yes, I allow pets. Ever since we started allowing them and I started meeting them in person prior to being accepted, this has gone flawlessly....until today.

Tenant: "Hi our dog is pregnant with puppies. We know multiple animals aren't allowed so once they are of age we will be getting them homes."

I haven't respond yet except to say, "Thanks for the information: I'll be getting back to you regarding this soon.

I don't want a litter of puppies in the unit. Too much chance for damage. In the future, I will require a spay/neuter certificate for all animals. But for this one....your thoughts? --107.216.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 10:55 AM
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Give her a deadline to have them removed. --50.107.xxx.x




Litter of puppies (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 11:33 AM
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She contacted you up front so i would assume no bad intentions.Do a couple inspections to make sure they are staying clean.Typically they stay with mother for 8 weeksthen they go to the new homes,they might want to keep 1 so more pet rent coming your way maybe? --104.229.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 11:58 AM
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Yikes! Well she informed you, so that’s a good sign.

This one is on you though. I only allow spayed/neutered Pets for exactly that reason.

If you’re concerned, go see how she’s managing it and give her a deadline for placing the animals in new homes and insist her dog can only stay if it gets spayed.

Responsible pet owners don’t have animals that haven’t been spayed/neutered, --216.186.xxx.xx




Litter of puppies (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 12:03 PM
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I allow dogs, with some restrictions. I require proof of spay nueter and my lease specifies no dogs under the age of one year ( 18 months for some breeds) and forbids breeding of animals.

If they were my tenants, I would tell them they would have to make other arrangements for her litter had they wouldn't be allowed to stay without proof they had their dog spayed after she gave birth.

They would be non-renewed for deceit. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Renne [TX]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 12:16 PM
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S i d,

I agree that their forthright manner speaks volumes about their character. NE’s idea about a deadline is also excellent.

Does this home have carpet? We had 1 precious little puppy cost his owners $1,100 to replace all the carpeting in a 400 sq. foot home.

Could you charge a very significant pet deposit or significantly increase their security deposit to cover unknown damages? Possibly refund much of it after all the puppies have been re-homed, mommy has been fixed and you have inspected the home for damages?

Maybe keep all the increased deposits and charge a hefty daily lease violation fee if you find any of the puppies remaining after the deadline, no documentation to verify that mommy has been fixed or there is damage?

Or, if they wish to keep 1 puppy, mommy is fixed and the home is free from damages, you could offer an “upgrade” to a multi animal (2) home for the small service charge of $XXX in addition to your regular monthly pet rent fee x 2 ?

Possibly state this one time “upgrade” is only valid for mommy and that specific puppy so two years down the road these original 2 animals have not morphed into 2 who knows whats.

All the best!

Renne

--96.8.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Still Learning [MH]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 12:22 PM
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Not to scare you but when we bought one of our last puppies from an unexpected family this is what I saw. Husband shipped out on a sub for 6 months, wife home with 2 children under the age of 5, recently adopted rescue Newfoundland dog (pregnancy unknown), a litter of 8 puppies. At first they were in a pen in the living room, can’t remember what was protecting the carpet. When we went to pick the puppy up at 8 weeks, they were gated into the kitchen running wild on the vinyl flooring peeing and pooping anywhere. I’m not sure how you force them to get rid of the dog, but you can have detailed discussions about where they will be and how the flooring will be protected. My neighbor bred her French bulldog, small, and there were only 2 puppies so they lived in a kids swimming pool inside a pen unless she took them outside or on her porch to run around. --73.17.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 12:24 PM
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The mother above was overwhelmed, lacking help, and had chaos because of those factors. The puppies had never been outside because it was too much for her, thus the kitchen was where they lived. --73.17.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 12:52 PM
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I once allowed the mom to have the puppies at the rental house. When they were born and up to a couple of weeks old, they could stay inside -- like in the tiled kitchen area, service porch or garage. But after the puppies got older and could cause havoc, they had to stay in the garage...

My renters children fell in love with the puppies so the parents allowed each of the two children to choose a puppy for themselves.

When I found out 6 months down the road I was upset. The kids never helped out with the mother dog for it's entire life. Now all of a sudden then are tasked with the responsibility of caring for their own dog.

I could smell dog in each of the kids bedrooms....The damage to the carpets, chewing on doors and frames was going to cost me lots of money.

So this is why I only allow tenants to have fixed animals...NO puppies or Kittens. --47.155.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 1:05 PM
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Get one of those simple yard signs we see -house 4 rent- change the logo to -New puppies for sale-.... --76.188.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Elena [PA]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 1:40 PM
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I would allow to stay until the puppies are old enough to be without mom. What damage? They are little and stay in their playpen most of the time,

In order to allow pets (who are integral part of a typical American family we have switched to hardwood floors only. The best decision ever. --72.94.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Kim [TX]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 2:09 PM
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By 8 weeks they will be weaned and ready for new homes. And she'll probably be pregnant again. --23.30.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 2:29 PM
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Sid, I would take this in stride. It happened to me recently. Good tenants that I want to keep. By 10 weeks all of the puppies were gone. Post puppy inspection revealed no damage. In addition to other things recommended above, a letter to tenant might state that each remaining puppy(after 10 weeks) will have to pay the pet fee and pet rent as specified in your lease. --107.141.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 2:38 PM
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I should add that this tenant is an outstanding housekeeper. If your tenants are slobs, puppy damage is more likely to happen. --107.141.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 4:03 PM
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With your "flawlessly" record,

what could possibly go wrong ? --199.192.xxx.x




Litter of puppies (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 5:46 PM
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SID,

Hmmmmm....time for a PREGNANT PUPPY clause in my lease!

Don't YOUR KIDS need a puppy or two? Great educational experience - responsibility and all that! Take a few off her hands!

Have a talk, deadline, check frequently, and require neutering the mother is my best answer.

Maybe a PUPPY DEPOSIT until they are all gone? I'm nervous she would LET them damage and just apply it to the deposit.

Any chance these pups are worth some cash to the res to offset rent?

This from Cesar's book:

How long after giving birth can my dog be spayed? The procedure can be done as soon as the pups are weaned, usually four to five weeks.

We got our last 2 pups at 5-6 weeks. They could learn simple commands at 6 weeks.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 8:20 PM
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What breed? People are desperate for puppies. I belong to several dog related groups online. Shelters are getting puppies from down south and bringing them to NJ. Some have no idea what breed mix they are. One woman is now desperate for help since the pup she raised became a tall pit bull with German Shepherd ears that lunges at her son. If you adopt a pup ask for a DNA test. --71.104.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 8:20 PM
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What breed? People are desperate for puppies. I belong to several dog related groups online. Shelters are getting puppies from down south and bringing them to NJ. Some have no idea what breed mix they are. One woman is now desperate for help since the pup she raised became a tall pit bull with German Shepherd ears that lunges at her son. If you adopt a pup ask for a DNA test. --71.104.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 9:18 PM
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Poor Doggies.

I would say that they deserve some credit for letting you know and it appears that they even know at least part of the lease. If they are responsible enough to let you know then they may also be responsible enough to not allow damage but you never know. I think I would maybe charge them an extra pet deposit and after 8 weeks and when the puppies are gone you will inspect and if there has been no damage then you could refund that deposit. Having the dog spayed sounds like a good idea, at least for the humans, not too sure how the dog feels about that. The dog might think that if it has to be spayed then you have to be neutered, LOL. --73.120.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 3:51 AM
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Kinda shocked that you allowed a animal in that wasn’t neutered, or in this case spayed!! I might be odd man out, (I didn’t read any responses) but those puppies need to be with the mom for at least 8 weeks, I think you allowed a non-spayed dog into the unit, now deal with the fallout and give them a deadline of 9-10 weeks. --73.17.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 5:19 AM
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Then when the renewal of their rental agreement comes up tell them the dog needs to be spayed, or it has to go! It goes without saying that should be your policy going forward. --174.242.xx.xx




Litter of puppies (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 7:55 AM
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Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I am leaning toward a temporary pet deposit, fully refundable if no damage and pups are gone after 8-10 weeks (I'll give them a firm deadline, just mulling the total length).

Policy going forward requires spaying/neutering with a certificate from a vet to document. Made the changes to my documents last night; posting on the website today. --107.216.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 8:04 AM
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How will you enforce a temporary pet deposit when they tell you they dont have the money to give you?Are you willing to loose otherwise good tenants over something that may not become a problem? --104.229.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 8:36 AM
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Having fostered MANY puppies for my local rescue groups (and yes, they go up north to other rescues) my question would be what breed are we talking about here?

In this part of Georgia folks are bad about NOT spaying their animals and most of the pups we get are often found in and around dumpsters and wandering in the street to be squashed by traffic.

Puppies old enough to crawl around tend to do several things; eat, sleep, poop; then repeat the last process over and over again.

Encourage your tenants to get themselves a whelping bed (a plastic swimming pool would be fine) and, as the pups get older, a puppy pen. Hopefully at least one of the rooms in your rental is on tile or vinyl to save carpet. laminate, hardwood and/or vinyl plank floors. If your tenants are unable to find suitable homes for these pups (meaning new owners who will, eventually, spay or neuter the pups to prevent further litters) then encourage them to contact local rescue groups that might be able to take these pups as well as helping with mom spayed to prevent another litter down the road. --73.20.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 8:36 AM
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Having fostered MANY puppies for my local rescue groups (and yes, they go up north to other rescues) my question would be what breed are we talking about here?

In this part of Georgia folks are bad about NOT spaying their animals and most of the pups we get are often found in and around dumpsters and wandering in the street to be squashed by traffic.

Puppies old enough to crawl around tend to do several things; eat, sleep, poop; then repeat the last process over and over again.

Encourage your tenants to get themselves a whelping bed (a plastic swimming pool would be fine) and, as the pups get older, a puppy pen. Hopefully at least one of the rooms in your rental is on tile or vinyl to save carpet. laminate, hardwood and/or vinyl plank floors. If your tenants are unable to find suitable homes for these pups (meaning new owners who will, eventually, spay or neuter the pups to prevent further litters) then encourage them to contact local rescue groups that might be able to take these pups as well as helping with mom spayed to prevent another litter down the road. --73.20.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 9:32 AM
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A lot of humans need to be fixed as well as some just shouldn't have kids. Just thinking out loud. --73.120.xx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 10:27 AM
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I'm hoping there is a tile floor or garage for the puppies to be be penned up. Definitely a large plastic pool as a whelping bed, and a puppy pen.

If you charge a $1000 deposit, and state that it will be returned if all the puppies are out of the home within 10 weeks of birth, after an inspection to look for damage, that will go a long way toward the human managing the puppies. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
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Sid-I would encourage you to look up "litter box" training for puppies. It works surprisingly well! NO MESS-you won't believe it until you see it. Tell your tenant about it. The pups learn to use the litter box very well.

Your tenant will love you for sharing this information with her. It truly is a game-changer!

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
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Sid-I would encourage you to look up "litter box" training for puppies. It works surprisingly well! NO MESS-you won't believe it until you see it. Tell your tenant about it. The pups learn to use the litter box very well.

Your tenant will love you for sharing this information with her. It truly is a game-changer!

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 9:57 PM
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Sid-I would encourage you to look up "litter box" training for puppies. It works surprisingly well! NO MESS-you won't believe it until you see it. Tell your tenant about it. The pups learn to use the litter box very well.

Your tenant will love you for sharing this information with her. It truly is a game-changer!

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Litter of puppies (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 1:16 AM
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Sid, congratulations on being a new grandfather again.If I were you,I’d cut up some scrap plywood into 1’ x 2’ pieces and paint them with a good grade of white paint,then take them to a sign painter and have them paint. In black lettering “puppies for sale”.In most parts of the world,there is always a demand for “adorable puppies” and you do want your rent.We had three Samoyeds starting back. In 1972 the dogs are long gone,but the carpeting is still. there,almost as good as when it was installed.Of course a lot depends on you and how you trained the dogs and any children that may have been involved and neighbours children,especially on “sleepovers”Nothing better than a bunch of kids and dogs all lying over the living room floor and having to watch where you walk at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning.just tread lightly.Oh and don’t get rid of the pups until they’re at least eight weeks old,maybe even a little older...............................charlie --32.214.xxx.xx



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