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Love Heavy Denim! (by DJ [VA]) Jun 22, 2022 8:17 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Lana [IN]) Jun 22, 2022 8:27 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Pat [VA]) Jun 22, 2022 8:33 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by David [MI]) Jun 22, 2022 8:52 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 22, 2022 9:04 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by plenty [MO]) Jun 22, 2022 9:54 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by DJ [VA]) Jun 22, 2022 9:55 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 22, 2022 10:02 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 22, 2022 10:04 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jun 22, 2022 10:41 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Vee [OH]) Jun 22, 2022 10:41 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jun 22, 2022 10:42 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by MC [PA]) Jun 23, 2022 6:51 AM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 23, 2022 7:16 AM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Busy [WI]) Jun 23, 2022 9:44 AM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 23, 2022 10:04 AM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 23, 2022 1:31 PM
       Love Heavy Denim! (by mike [CA]) Jun 27, 2022 12:14 PM

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Love Heavy Denim! (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 8:17 PM
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No question - just sharing/venting/warning.

Had a showing this evening with a woman and her 2, knee-high dogs. All was well except one jumped up & put paws on a windowsill. Then up on a kitchen cabinet. When she stood up again with her front paws on the cabinet, and woman didn't seem to notice, I stopped talking, took a step back (dog was right next to me & looked at her (the dog).

The dog growled, lunged, paw(s) on my thighs, teeth through my shirt & grabbing my jeans underneath. In an INSTANT - no warning! She was leashed & owner got her right down. Owner didn't seem alarmed or apologetic - said we are working on that, with strangers, - some such thing. I said " keep working on it!" LOL

Told her that being attacked by her dog is a no-go. Everyone is allowed to apply, but I recommend you don't waste your money.

She still asked for links to the apps : o !

I now have photos & super documentation of the events, in case she tries to apply then say I discriminated for some other reason. Such as, I don't know yet the source of all her income (section 8 is protected here).

There are teeth holes in my shirt, pulled threads on my jeans & 2 superficial claw scratches on my thigh(didn't break the skin). All photographed with day/time stamp. Boy, am I glad I just happened to be wearing the heaviest denim jeans I own!

BTW: She kept also referring to her fiancÚ, who wasn't listed as an occupant on the pre-qual form & didn't come to the showing - but was clearly going to live there. There was a man in a red pickup outside when we left - I guess that was him?

Ai, Yai, Yai!

So, my warning is: wear thick denim! Ha! Just be careful out there, folks. And remember to count your blessings, when it could have ended a lot worse.

--68.229.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 8:27 PM
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Happens fast. Dogs are much quicker than humans. I cannot believe she did not understand she lost the unit. Probably thought you would have to rent to her anyway as her baby is an ESA. --216.23.xxx.xx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 8:33 PM
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Yikes! I'm afraid I wouldn't have been as calm & collected.

Glad you are ok.

What the H is wrong with people? --216.126.xx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 8:52 PM
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I allow dogs, including big dogs. But I have never had someone bring their dog to a showing. --50.4.xxx.x




Love Heavy Denim! (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 9:04 PM
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Wow. I had a similar thing happen...I won't go into the long story here, but suffice it to say I raised rent $100/mo and got an additional $190 in animal registration fees. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 9:54 PM
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Glad you are ok! Happy for thick denim! --172.56.xx.xx




Love Heavy Denim! (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 9:55 PM
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I REQUIRE them to bring their dogs to the showing. It's just my thing, and I think it works well.

I always say "If they aren't allowed in your car, they sure aren't allowed in my house!".

A dog needs to obey basic obedience commands & have generally good behavior.

Now I don't need to waste any more time processing an application only to find out about the animal at the in-home visit. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 10:02 PM
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Wow, you are calmer about it than I would have been. I would have been angry enough that she would have been paying for the shirt and pants, fearing a lawsuit, and that her dog would be taken by animal control. It's one thing for a dog to go off like that, quite another that the owner had seen the behavior before and doesn't see the gravity of the situation. I would have been thinking about the child I'm saving from a dog attack the whole time I'm getting my pound of flesh. --209.205.xxx.xx




Love Heavy Denim! (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 10:04 PM
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That was close --73.120.xx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 10:41 PM
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I'd report the dog, there may be other incidents you don't know about or that others should know about. plus then your case is closed, no need to worry about her lying. think of it this way you might not blame the dog but if that human is allowed to keep it, then things might be worse next time. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 10:41 PM
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Send a bill for some new slacks, ignore the request to rent - DQ. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 10:42 PM
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Yikes, DJ. --75.11.xx.xx




Love Heavy Denim! (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2022 6:51 AM
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It would have been an automatic DQ and you can pay for my clothes. --73.230.xxx.xx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2022 7:16 AM
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I absolutely love my pets......but if one would do that - there would be one less pet.

Choice between my broken skin and my foot playing punt the puppy - no contest --24.101.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2022 9:44 AM
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This requiring them to bring the dog to showing.... hmmm.... I think I might want to borrow that idea. I am a bit scared of big dogs, and sometimes a dog reacts to my fear.

My husband laughs at this though, as when I see a doggy in trouble, I zip in to help. Gave a big, big pitty a ride to domestic animal control after seeing a woman trying to hit it with her car. Not my brightest move, but doggy appreciated it.

DJ, glad you were wearing the denim. Cowboy boots could go well with that outfit-great for kicking!

Ray-n-pa, I'm with ya. Had a chi, ( oh, I cannot spell that today) but a small dog in my care. Dog was kinda being passed around because she kept going after strangers. I finally took the action. Tough, made me sad. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2022 10:04 AM
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I have dogs come to showings so I can evaluate them. Or at a minimum they must come to the rental before the lease is signed.

For those of you who are not dog people, be aware that dogs can be sweet as can be when away from home but occasionally you will run into one who is sweet away from home and very territorial about his own house. In home visits are important, not only to see how the tenant lives but also to see how the dog behaves own his own turf. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2022 1:31 PM
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DJ,

Great story! I love your idea of them bringing the animal.

I was waiting for you to say the dog scratched to cabinets or sill.

Another reason for lockbox showings. IF their app passes screening we see just the one or two animals at their home, not MY home, and not random animals walking in to my open house forcing ME to protect myself.

Yes, report the dog attack for the sake of the next victim.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Love Heavy Denim! (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 12:14 PM
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i love dogs more than people but they are vandals. i find it interesting that the MOST popular dog in the country is a labrador but the tenants always show up with yappy dogs or pit bulls or pit "mixes" or some other demon seed breed that they "rescued". a few years back before the "ESA" BS became a problem i had a 28 yo gal with fake boobs and two FULL sleeves of tatt's claim ESA...as this was a new topic i laughed out loud and told her to GTFO. tiny dogs are vermin, pitbulls are lawsuits in waiting and no renter ever had the coin to fully repair their dogs damages --75.80.xx.xx



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