Dogs- Big V Small

United States
March 1, 2009 7:56am CST
Finding a rental with a dog can be rather challenging all on its own. Then they tell me that I can't have my dog there because my boxer is 70 pounds. They said that they only accept dogs that are 30 pounds and under! I was rather mad about this considering a small dog could do the same damage to a home as a large dog. My dog would never do anything to tear up a house. This made me mad because it is the owner of the pet that determines what the dog will do to a rental. If you don't make your dog mind and let them do whatever they want then they will probably tear your house up. If you have a dog that listens then it's alot less likely. Maybe bad pet owners have ruined it for everyone else out there. Let me know what you think about this!!
1 response
@shira0524 (483)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I think irresponsible pet owners have definitely made it bad for everyone else, between not picking up after their dogs, then not being financially responsible for the damage their dogs do. Because let's face it. Even the absolute best dog is going to pee on the rug occasionally. Dogs that are not quite as good are going to cause some danage, whether we like it or not. It's just a fact of pet ownership. But we have to be prepared to pay for what our pets mess up. I have two dogs, English Springer Spaniels, and I have been in my apartment already over two years. This is one of the only apartment complexes that allows multiple dogs, and does not put a weight limit on. I already know that I will not be getting my security deposit back beacuse they will want to replace the carpeting, but I accepted that moving in. It's been worth it to me to have the dogs here, especially since I live alone. It really does aggravate me when I see limits like this, too; I have been trying to move for months and can't find anyplace that will either let me have 2 dogs, or doesn't also limit me to 30 pounds, so I share your grief in a way. Pet owners need to be more responsible and stop making it bad for the rest of us, but at this point I doubt whether it will change any.