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Little Dog (by wmh [NC]) Nov 18, 2023 9:09 AM
       Little Dog (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 18, 2023 10:17 AM
       Little Dog (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 18, 2023 10:36 AM
       Little Dog (by Vee [OH]) Nov 18, 2023 12:22 PM
       Little Dog (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 18, 2023 4:07 PM
       Little Dog (by DJ [VA]) Nov 18, 2023 5:49 PM
       Little Dog (by WMH [NC]) Nov 18, 2023 8:34 PM
       Little Dog (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 18, 2023 10:31 PM

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Little Dog (by wmh [NC]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 9:09 AM

I do not care for "little dogs" myself. They bark and seem very aggressive compared to big dogs. I've seen Jack Russells who are much more aggressive than a German people don't potty train little dogs - they tend to let them pee or poo wherever and clean it up because it's tiny. BIG dogs usually get trained to go outside for obvious reasons.

Anyway, proving my point once again, had an inquiry about a studio. She "just has a little dog..." and "makes friends with all her landlords." Well that's two strikes lol.

When I inquired further about her dog she wanted to talk rather than email...but eventually she did email and told me her little dog is 2 pounds, old, toothless, pees & poops inside "on a pee pad." She never takes her out. She also "doesn't let her in the bed" and only holds her if she wraps her in a blanket.

I won't be responding further.

Little Dog (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 10:17 AM

"I won't be responding further"

Good idea. I'm getting nothing but recyled unrentables amswering my ad for the SFH. Sigh.

Little Dog (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 10:36 AM

If there is carpet, hardwood flooring then has to ripped out to be replaced with a commercial grade porcelain tile where that is expensive but necessary for pets. After they move out then can be cleaned with bleach and mop where leaving the existing flooring is written off. That is going to take $300 more per month to cover the cost of renovation. Why do want to move where they are presently living. Dogs have taken outside so they too lazy then thing how to keep the rental unit or house.

Little Dog (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 12:22 PM

Recycled unrentables, they are falling into everything like pine needles, screen x3

Little Dog (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 4:07 PM

Seems these days that there are no renters without animals.

Little Dog (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 5:49 PM

True, 6x6.

That's why I'm designing mine to be "Animal Inclusive" - durable / cheap / easy-to-replace items inside, fenced yard outside, and criteria for screening the animal as well as the owner. (No, not pet Parent. Blah/eyeroll. Owner).

Maximum rent, Maximum security deposit. No "pet rent" or "pet deposit" - it's built in.

If you can't beat them, join them

Example: For my mid-term rentals currently under renovation:

Fenced back yard, offer to supply a pet bed or crate, a designated spot outside (gravel with edging around it) with a cute little fire hydrant, a spot where food bowls will sit nicely out of the way of foot traffic (I have this at my own house & love it - countertop that extends past the side of the cabinet with nothing beneath it), washable slipcovers for furniture, durable and cheap flooring, rules for animal behavior in the lease, vacuum that is rated as excellent in picking up pet hair, referral for a dog-walker and emergency vet, etc.

You get the idea. If they "all" have pets..........that leaves a very small number of people who will meet the criteria of a "no pet" policy. And then they very well may get one anyway.

Little Dog (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 8:34 PM

Our places are pet-friendly, no pet rent it's built in, no pet deposit it's built into our maximum allowable security - but in our multi-families, there are a few breeds I will not allow. Pomeranian is #1 on the list, followed by most small, high-energy dogs...medium to large are our favorites.

And nowadays, no more allowing packs of dogs. 1 dog, 1 cat max. Or 2 cats.

Little Dog (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2023 10:31 PM


2 pounds? Does that even qualify as a DOG? My dog eats that much kibble for dinner:)

I agree, little dogs do more damage than big ones.

My only suggestion is to put that tiny dog criteria in print so you can legally decline her (or the dog!)

Ghosting can bring a Fair Housing inquiry.


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