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Do you allow dogs? (by Jane [MO]) Dec 28, 2021 1:16 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Busy [WI]) Dec 28, 2021 1:50 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Allym [NJ]) Dec 28, 2021 1:52 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Dec 28, 2021 2:19 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by frank [NJ]) Dec 28, 2021 2:50 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by frank [NJ]) Dec 28, 2021 2:50 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Vee [OH]) Dec 28, 2021 2:53 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Dec 28, 2021 4:19 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 28, 2021 5:13 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 28, 2021 5:28 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by RB [MI]) Dec 28, 2021 6:10 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 28, 2021 7:10 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Robin [WI]) Dec 28, 2021 7:59 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Dec 28, 2021 8:31 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Dec 28, 2021 9:25 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by DJ [VA]) Dec 28, 2021 9:53 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 28, 2021 11:56 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Steve V [WI]) Dec 29, 2021 1:51 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Lynn [MA]) Dec 29, 2021 7:47 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Jane [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 10:31 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 29, 2021 11:18 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by mike [CA]) Dec 29, 2021 11:19 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by S i d [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 11:19 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 29, 2021 11:24 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Bob [GA]) Dec 29, 2021 11:33 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Mark [AL]) Dec 29, 2021 11:45 AM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Robert [TX]) Dec 29, 2021 12:10 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Dec 29, 2021 12:13 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by gwc [OR]) Dec 29, 2021 12:44 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Ron Moz [IL]) Dec 29, 2021 12:49 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Dec 29, 2021 1:04 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 1:08 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by April [KS]) Dec 29, 2021 1:30 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Lana [IN]) Dec 29, 2021 1:48 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by April [KS]) Dec 29, 2021 1:53 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Peggy Neale-Lewis [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 2:42 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Dec 29, 2021 3:10 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Barb [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 3:22 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Kathy [WI]) Dec 29, 2021 3:38 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by Annie [IN]) Dec 29, 2021 4:38 PM
       Do you allow dogs? (by ricknstl [MO]) Dec 29, 2021 4:47 PM
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       Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 8, 2022 3:57 PM
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Do you allow dogs? (by Jane [MO]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 1:16 PM
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State Specific Question About: MISSOURI (MO)

--24.107.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 1:50 PM
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Yes --70.92.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 1:52 PM
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I allow dogs under 20 pounds if the carpet is in OK shape after a couple of other tenants but is ready to be changed soon. It's all about the carpet and the size of dog. Make sure you see the dog on their phone or somehow. I had a couple come and tell me they had Pomeranians. They rejected the apt. as too small for them. Turns out they had pitts. --108.24.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 2:19 PM
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No dogs or cats --174.195.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by frank [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 2:50 PM
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Depends on the neighborhood and/or class of rental.

We do not. Animal damage remediation often will cost waaay more than 1 months rent or the security deposit

--74.105.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by frank [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 2:50 PM
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Depends on the neighborhood and/or class of rental.

We do not. Animal damage remediation often will cost waaay more than 1 months rent or the security deposit

--74.105.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 2:53 PM
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Only when prepaid 500bux a day, shorter answer is no, the lead in a big city is enough deterrent for anyone with 1/10 brain functioning. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 4:19 PM
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Where in Missouri do you livem --172.58.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 5:13 PM
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I believe that tolerating animals as rental pets is more of a liability than an asset. The only good reason that I can see that benefits the landlord is when, for whatever reason, the unit is hard to rent. Then, increasing the pool of potential tenants may help, especially if it includes a class of tenants who may themself be having a hard time to find housing.

--47.139.x.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 5:28 PM
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Dogs and their owners were always troublesome, so I educated myself and found a sub-market renting to "special" dog owners.

Case in point, my four-plex had front and back doors with the garages in the back yard taking up half of the rear yard. The other half was a grass area. Grass makes me no EXTRA INCOME, so the gardener and watering expenses were a negative.

One day while working on another clients apartment building I noticed a single dog run at the rear of the property that did NOT connect to any unit, but the landlord charged and extra $200 a month for the dog run and allowing that tenant to have a dog. This was a light-bulb moment.

I then designed on paper my grass area with 3 dog runs and a 4th area for people with tables. I connect one dog run to a tenant that had a back door on the side walkway, not used by anyone because the driveway was on the other side.

I then connected another dog run to the tenant who's back door is next to the grass area. Two dog runs.

So I advertised an apartment with attached dog area with maintained yard. Only asking $400 above market at that time. I have a dozen responses. I chose a women who works long hours and needed a place for her dog to lay in the sun, poop and get fresh air whenever necessary. I had installed a dog door in the rear apartment door. Rent as an apartment was $1250 at the time, I ended up getting $1,700, having my gardener picking up the poop when he does the trimming once a week. Best tenant, loved her dog more than her x-husband.

I also went to her current apartment and had a look to see she kept the place well.

So it's the dog and the owner. I rented 2 other apartment out the same way in that property. I also have a cat property too. Cat has to be fixed and well trained. --47.155.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 6:10 PM
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No.

--24.183.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 7:10 PM
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Yes I do and I make a ton of money off them. I wish I could charge extra for children which can do more damage than dogs. I do draw the line at cats though,..I do not allow cats. --71.207.xxx.x




Do you allow dogs? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 7:59 PM
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Yes. Not for people who work long hours, but I have residents on disability and retired who are home all the time. I don't allow puppies and do an in-home visit first. It generates a lot of extra revenue, and I've never had an issue with property damage. None of my rentals have carpets, and they're all SFH. --104.230.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 8:31 PM
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not usually, right now I have one family with little dogs on vinyl flooring and i visit the house monthly. --172.58.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 9:25 PM
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For a house porcelain flooring along with Schluter ditra membrane under tile. For apartment buildings no way as they go out then the dog or dogs starts to bark then noise complaint along some use the balcony then sweep over into yard. Carpet, hardwood is often completely ruined. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 9:53 PM
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It depends.

If the house has a fenced yard, and the people pass screening and the dog passes screening, and they pay the maximum deposit allowed by law, then yes. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2021 11:56 PM
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Jane,

ABSOLUTELY! We LOVE pets!

They bring in tons of MON-AY!

People COME TO US because we take pets. 85% of prospects either have or want a pet.

Signing a lease tomorrow. Added 2 dogs x $35 = $70 per month = a free $840 per year.

Plus $150 per animal Non-Refundable Animal Registration Fee x 2 = $300 more free money. The new res did not bat an eye at the fees. She said she’s used to paying animal fees.

We see the animals at the 2 Minute In Home Visit before final approval so we know the animals’ temperament AND the owner’s ability to control the animals. We have zero animal damage.

Big dogs lay around, little dogs dig the carpet and chew on things. Tiny dogs pee on the carpet but no one sees it so they don’t clean it.

Carpet free changed my life.

A recent count showed we have 84 animals in our homes.

84 x $35 = $2940/mo = $35,280/year.

Fear not.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Steve V [WI]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:51 AM
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I’m with Roy, dogs are okay but no cats. My insurance doesn’t allow certain breeds and I insist on meeting the dog. “Good” dog owners are great tenants realizing most places don’t allow them. I personally have two dogs and would do whatever is necessary to find a nice place to live with them. As a landlord, the extra pent rent each month is nice. Like Roy said, many dogs are far better tenants than kids are. --70.92.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 7:47 AM
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I don't allow dogs but a big commercial landlord who has property in MA and NH just paid out to a tenant $35k settlement because he wouldn't allow an ESA dog. --96.237.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Jane [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 10:31 AM
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When an existing tenant asks if you will allow a dog, what is your process? Do you have an email template you send out that explains the process and what breeds of dogs are allowed and charge her a non refundable application fee and pet rent? Can you share it with me? --24.107.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:18 AM
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Two pages of my rental criteria are about my criteria for dogs. I have a list of breeds I don't allow and I don't accept puppies. Dogs must pass an interview before they are accepted.

Dogs are the only animals I allow. I don't allow cats, or rodents, or fish, or small caged anything.

If an existing tenant wants to add a new pet, I go over the criteria for what dogs are allowed and what aren't. There is a pet contract that they sign describing the animal and affirming that it has never bitten before.

If I had an existing tenant who was a slob, I would tell them no. No pets for people who don't keep a clean house. But I've never had that issue. Tenants rarely add pets and the few times they have wanted to add a pet they were great housekeepers with well maintianed and well trained dogs. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:19 AM
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used to but they ended up causing FAR more damage than simply ruining carpets. they have destroyed doors, gutters, baseboards, cabinets, glass, gutters(!) and landscapes...i like dogs more than people but their vandalous nature simply means they are not for my homes. for some reason folks seem unable to get labradors or golden retrievers and instead get pitbulls (satans demon-seeds) or yappy little pee-on-the-floor dogs.

Lynn[MA] ESA's are not pets. we have beaten this dead horse here more times than even the issue of flooring. --75.80.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:19 AM
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Brad hit the nail on the head. 85% want them or have them. Might as well get paid.

Besides, any land lord who has been in the business 5+ years knows it doesn't matter if you allow pets. The tenants will have them: period.

Then 2 months after they move-in you stop by and you'll get upset that they snuck a dog in on you and you will try to charge them, when all that time you could have just been collecting extra money. They will balk and refuse to pay.

You say "No Dogs"? Oh, but this dog is an ESA. Now you have a dog and no money.

2-minute in home inspection is the key. Listen, look, sniff....deny if it sinks, is noisy, or torn up. Doesn't matter if it's an ESA or a service dog: they cannot damage the property or disturb the peace.

Find good pet owners and get paid!

--108.230.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:24 AM
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Adding this: many tenants have pets and they will sneak them in or lie and claim they are emotional support animals.

Because I allow dogs, my applicants will declare the dog at the time they apply and I get to meet the dog and discuss the care and training of the dog before I accept it. I get to see what breed it is and what sort of manners it has and I get to learn if the tenants know how to take care of it.

I don't have anyone claiming that their pet is a service animal or an emotional support animal until after I reject the animal for cause, and by that time it shows me that the applicant is a cheat and I can deal with it.

I have had very little dog damage to properties. Unlike kids who have done many thousands in damage. I can't keep the kids out in the same way I can keep unruly dogs out. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Bob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:33 AM
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If I do allow an animal it's with a $350 pet fee and $40 a month. Only smaller dogs and I meet the dog. Just had a tenant sneak in 2 pit bull types. I backdated the pet fees and terminated the lease. Found out after she moved, that one of the dogs tried to attack a neighbor. I've heard that around 50% of tenants have pets. I don't rent to self-employed and only rent to folks that I can garnishee if needed. Some are good tenants with good pets and it's just another screening step and additional revenue (until they tear up the house) --172.102.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Mark [AL]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:45 AM
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Late fees and pet fees and the best add on's you can have in a lease.My insurance does not allow certain breeds like pit bull,dobermans. Give the tenant what they hold dear and charge for it. --24.42.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Robert [TX]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 12:10 PM
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Not any more. I used to allow one dog under 20lbs. What I noticed was that tenants were actually bringing other larger dogs without notifying us. When asked they would say that they were baby sitting the dog for a friend. They actually moved in with multiple dogs by lying on the application. Sometimes they lied about the breed just to get in. This happened more than once.

I love dogs and we have one. I know the amount of work involved in keeping the house clean inside and outside. It is a big responsibility caring for a pet with years of commitment.

Any amount of higher rent for dogs or cats is not worth it. My experience in the past 20 yrs. has not been positive. The damage caused by the dogs has been really bad. After the tenants moved out it took months to get the dog odor out. Carpet had to be replaced in the entire house. Backyard grass was destroyed. They left dog waste all over the yard. It seems like they never picked up the waste. Very disgusting.

Most people have dogs so you limit the number of prospective tenants by not allowing dogs, but it is not worth the headache and lthe liability. --47.186.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 12:13 PM
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When first started our on our first rental we allowed a cat to reside there with a $200.00 PD. That car sprayed every window in the place and it litter box was in the master closet. It was a disaster. Then the next tenant had a fish tank will one of the kids took a Pepe gun it flooded place. NO MORE ANIMALS AT ANY OF OUR PROPERTIES! Never again. People are to irresponsible. Have’t had a problem renting any of our properties since then. We advertise NO ANIMALS! You would not believe how many people still call and ask if we except animals. We say NO! --68.97.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by gwc [OR]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 12:44 PM
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I have 11 single family small homes. If rent is going for $1,100 in the area, I advertise with the headline- "Wolf! Yes! You pet is family!" I then advertise the home for $1,250 including one pet. This covers people that have emotional pets, etc. where you cannot charge extra for this kind of service animal. I do a pre-qualifying interview over the phone. Only then do I send out an application. When I have 3 pre-qualified applicants within 18-24 hours, then I pull the ad and then decide which of the three pre-qualified candidates I am going to accept. Here is the section in my contract referring to animals (pets) 10. ANIMALS. Tenant shall be entitled to keep no more than (2) domestic animals. One approved animal is included in the lease (picture must be submitted with lease agreement). The second approved animal is $40 per month (picture must be submitted with lease agreement). Adding an Animal: Submit a contract adjustment in writing along with a photo of the animal. If approved, the above fee applies. A replacement animal will not incur extra fees. No temporary animals, animal sitting, or visiting animals allowed. Fine for violation: $20 per day, per animal, per occurrence, retroactive to the start of the lease. This has worked for me increasing my income by at least $1,200 a year per lease. So, $100 more income per property and allowing $50 a month for the pet damages that might occur.11 properties times $1,200 = equals real income value. Also, I use all industrial tile in most of my properties allowing for very little floor damage. I find most of my tenants use their own throw rugs. I hope this info helps you understand where the market is going with pets as an increase income source. --166.70.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Ron Moz [IL]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 12:49 PM
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Yes, maybe...I have been told to avoid bully breeds, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Akita, etc as if they dog attacks bites, I could be named in the lawsuit and would need to defend myself. I do not agree, I own a Rottie, but with a rental, I will not allow. I charge an extra $500 security deposit, $25 additional rent and write in the lease the fact that you have a dog does not deter me from entering the unit for maintenance. --67.165.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:04 PM
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That the other thing. Insurance. My insurance has a very long list of breeds dogs on it list that will invalidate my coverage. If they had a Chihuahua it wouldn’t be a problem. But most of them have dogs listed on the insurance list. Like pits, German Shepard, etc big dogs that are the problem. So we cannot take the chance with our insurance. --68.97.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:08 PM
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For an existing Tenant I would just say no. "No, you have to have the dog goin in" no puppy training at my house. If you want to allow then just screen as you would goin in. Do you want to allow this resident to have a pet at this property? --172.58.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by April [KS]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:30 PM
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Yes$$ I have a niche market placing Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, german shepherds, etc. I require the resident to provide proof of a renters insurance policy that covers their animal in case of attack. If they don't have insurance - sorry. I'm in a military town with 4 penitentiaries - these residents love aggressive breeds. 15 years - Never had a dog attack. They renew in a heartbeat knowing no one else will rent to them and their dog. I also tell all new apartment residents there are aggressive breeds pets in the community. If they make you uncomfortable simply keep your distance. I have yet to hear anyone say they were uncomfortable - it's the opposite. Most people completely support these dogs being allowed on the property. Many of the dogs are trained for police work on post so they are very well mannered. Actually had more aggressive behavior from small yorkies (yes, I own a small yorkie myself) than larger breeds. I put up a fido station and dedicated a dog play area. Pet rent is $25/mo. Pet Registration fee is $200 under $35 and $300 over. Non-refundable. Pet damages are not covered by the registration fee. Limit of 2 pets. Zero issues from large breeds. Almost every issue I've had has been with smaller breeds. No one hides their pets knowing there's no discrimination. --24.111.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:48 PM
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I had to wait until my dogs were out of the room to answer. I am less and less accepting of dogs as time goes by due to significant dog damage in past and the fleas in my area resist everything. --216.23.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by April [KS]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 1:53 PM
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IMPORTANT: ESA pets. In 2020 HUD revised their ESA guidelines. Search "FHEO-2020-01" save the file and read it all. Especially page 11 at the top in the bold box: "Documentation from the Internet." HUD states online documentation by itself is not significant enough to reliably establish a person's disability-related need for an ESA animal. So finally HUD is acknowledging all the fraud that happens with these online ESA certifications and giving landlords the ability to decline online certifications.

I make it easy on everyone - when someone tells me they have an ESA animal I simply email them that HUD notice and point them directly to page 11. Then I tell them to provide their documents per HUD's guidelines. Haven't seen an online ESA certificate in 2 years and no one has said a peep. And no one has dared to say I don't follow HUD's guidelines.

Wait - someone did say a peep. A resident who had 2 ESA pets. She was so grateful that the fraudsters were being addressed. She had letters from a Dr who had an address and a practice that did not have a .com in the name. She actually cried because landlords were instantly dismissing her as a fraud the moment she said she had ESA pets.

Her tears were real. Made me even more committed to following HUD's guidelines. --24.111.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Peggy Neale-Lewis [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 2:42 PM
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Absolutely no pets of any kind! Never had a problem renting for more than 40 years. Before this rule we had birdseed growing out of one carpet, a fish tank leak, stinky carpets from cat and dog excretment, complaints about barking noise, I could go on and on. Oh, yes, pet snakes and lizards stink and get out of their enclosures. --23.84.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Patti [OK]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 3:10 PM
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Peggy, you are right. Too much damages are caused by pets. We have been doing this for years and had no problem with renting our properties without pets. --68.97.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 3:22 PM
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Yep! Making lots of extra cash off cats and dogs.

Also no ESA BS.

I have had a few disclose their animal up front, I quote them a price that includes fluffy/Fido then they mention an ESA letter. I flat out asked if they were being actively treated by the mental health provider or if they bought it online. They admitted they bought the letter online. I told them to save their cash and not renew the bogus letter as I didn’t accept them per the US office of Housing and Urban Development, but that I do rent to animal owners and that the price I quoted them was inclusive of the animal fees.

That was good enough for them! --72.2.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Kathy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 3:38 PM
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Brad I would like to hear more about this 2-minute visit? --75.100.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Annie [IN]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 4:38 PM
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Our Animal Policy is one per apartment, 25# and under - $250 Refundable Animal Deposit PLUS $25 per month extra on the rent. 50# and under - $500 Refundable Animal Deposit PLUS $50 per month extra on the rent. Animal application Required, Insurance Required, Alternate Custodian named in case of emergency. No Puppies or Kittens allowed. Responsible owners have no problems with this. Irresponsible people look elsewhere.

We also have it in our lease that no animal may be brought onto the premises unless they follow our animal policies. No Animal Sitting for friends. If they violate the Animal Clause, they will be evicted.

So far, so good! --209.132.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by ricknstl [MO]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 4:47 PM
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Great replies but I would like to add that for those who suspect a Tenant of sneaking a dog in...I keep a dog whistle in my truck and so I will walk around the Tenant's residence and blow it long and loudly. Humans can't hear it so it doesn't bother anybody but the dog will and when Fido hears it he will immediately start barking thus busting the Tenant.

I charge $100 per month for one dog only and must weigh 40 lbs. or less. Absolutely NO CATS!! --162.236.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 6:49 PM
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Thank you April for sharing that form.

Thank you Barb for the update on how you are handling it.

Thank you ricknsti, I love that idea, that is brilliant. It will have all the dogs in the neighborhood going though.

Thanks to everyone else's input. --73.120.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Charlene [VA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 7:22 PM
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I am considering having any new applicants with a dog to provide proof of obedience training. My 2 dogs are Canine Goid Citizens and I see the difference training makes. --174.206.xx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 9:07 PM
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I endeavor to not have dogs. My complex has a neighbor with a #&*+$&* barking dog at all hours and for extended periods of time. My tenants do not need to have any additional barking dogs, especially in the building they live in. That is my primary reason for no dogs. Secondarily is the issue of access to the unit and the potential for damage. And then of course, there is the breed issue, which is a whole other potential problem. We list as no dogs. We do accept cats with pet registration fee and monthly pet rent. --76.179.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Arlene [MD]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 10:40 PM
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We do allow dogs, but our insurance company dictates what breeds are allowed. No Pits, Rotties, Dobies, German Shepherds, Malamutes...there are about 15 dogs on the "bad" list. But I love dogs and have, thus far, not had any serious problems with them. Most of our houses are wood laminate flooring, so that helps. We charge $25 per month, per dog. NO Cats allowed....they are destructive. --24.89.xx.x




Do you allow dogs? (by Honey [LA]) Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 11:23 PM
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For years we have rented to those who have a dog or a cat. We have been using the Mr.Landlord policy: Take the highest deposit you can and tell the new tenant that you are thrilled to return it minus a $100 cleaning fee per pet provided the house is in as good as, if not better condition than you originally handed it to them. We charge $500 per pet, maximum 2 pets.

We hand them the Pet Policy if they answer yes when asked "And do you have a pet?" This policy stipulates which dogs are not allowed because my insurance policy doesn't allow them, and we are sorry for the inconvenience. If there were no deposit to look forward to when they move out, they would have no incentive to keep our rental units in good condition! Then this person is usually very good tenant and stays longer.(Our) Female tenants seem to have the pet situation more than males. --174.69.xxx.xx




Do you allow dogs? (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Dec 30, 2021 6:46 PM
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Robert J.....had to laugh......"must have a well trained cat"!! Cats are too independent and not interested in any rules! Ask me how I know!! Still can't get mine to meow on command!! --68.191.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Jerry [NY]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2021 4:15 PM
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Rarely allow dogs of any breed or size.

Good dog behavior is directly proportional to their owners behavior.

All owners think their dogs are great. All owners are NOT great.

Love the 2 minute home interview.

Police/military dogs are awesome.

And yes, cat damage is far worse.

Happy, safe, healthy, new year to all! furry friends included.

--72.228.xx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 2, 2022 7:35 PM
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The real question should be, do you require and check up on renters insurance after they tell you they have a dog or cat --24.101.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2022 3:57 PM
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Ron and Annie,

Change that to a Non-Refundable Animal Registration Fee and keep the money. Don't be timid - they will pay it. I've never had anyone complain.

I had a guy owe me $2000 in rent. The evictee told the judge the dog did not do any damage so the judge ordered me to return his $300 pet DEPOSIT which I was trying to apply to the $2000 he owed. Backfired.

I don't think a deposit keeps the dog from peeing on the floor. "Woof! I better not pee on the floor - I'll lose my master's deposit."

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2022 4:07 PM
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Kathy,

It's on the application "Final approval includes a visit of your current home to verify housekeeping and photograph the animals." We call it a 2 minute visit to keep it calm and casual.

Call it a VISIT - never call it an INSPECTION. Inspections are negative. Kids get taken away when the govt "inspects".

We only visit that one pre-approved applicant who is ready to rent NOW with money.

Clutter is OK (you should see my desk!) but filth and stink are not. Look around for damage, stains, holes in doors, chew marks on door frames...and do they have control over the animal.

Beware of too much air freshener covering urine odors.

This simple step will feel awkward but it is THE ONLY WAY to stop housebeaters.

I take the cover page of the lease and have them sign it on the spot, and collect SOME money to lock it in. We set up the Lease Orientation Meeting for usually the next day (Monies, lease page initialing, keys...)

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2022 4:11 PM
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PS

And check the yard for doggie landmines and foxholes.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Do you allow dogs? (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2022 1:36 PM
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part of my niche mkt is allowing dogs (but none on the “list”) my houses have fenced back yards. so a mkt for renters who have pets but can’t find a rental that allows them. Also my houses are non smoking & I don’t rent to smokers. Many applicants like that my houses have not been smoked in. any sign of smoking is grounds for termination. sure my renters have friends who visit & smoke. but they have to smoke outside. my rents are at least $200 more per month than comps which do not allow dogs & pets. I do not charge a pet fee or extra pet deposit. deposits required cover anticipated pet damage. have yet to short a deposit return bc of pet damage. most renters will be very careful with their pets. --107.77.xxx.xxx



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