I need help. I'll be moving to this new complex and they do not allow chows. My dog is mixed with chow, even with his blue tongue and the famous chow attitude. He looks like a puppy eventhough he is almost 8 years. He lives with my parents now but I truly miss him a lot. Any ideas?
I would be looking for a new complex to move into, personally. Do you know the reason they do not allow Chows? Do you live in a state/county that has banned/restricted that breed? I would start researching immediately and possibly look into searching for a new home. Or if you are comfortable with it, as is he, could he live at your parents' house for awhile? Keep us posted!
Lulu, I did the same thing for four years. My beloved dog was half german shepard and half husky. For the first ten years of his life we lived in a home with a huge backyard, but once my parents got divorced I moved into apartments. I just simply told them that he was a mutt and I wasn't sure what he had in him. When they asked how big he was I just said that at a vet visit he was 14lbs. It wasn't a total lie. He was 14lbs at a vet visit. It was just many years before. I kept saying that I had no clue what breed he was and that I wasn't that into the different breeds to know. Two apartments wanted me to bring him to the office, but once I moved in they never checked it. If they press you before moving in just say that he's being boarded at a kennel because your living temporarily with a relative that's allergic. I know, it's not very honest, but where I live it's really hard to find an apartment that will accept large dogs.
Newfie, in my area a lot of apartment complexes have pre-selected list of breeds they would not allow. One place I lived in wouldn't allow german shepards, another didn't have a problem with them. Both complexes were in the same city. It wasn't a city or state law for me but just a preference that the complex had for breeds they considered "friendly".
That's really strange. Around here (Ohio), the only restriction most apartments have are on Pit bulls, which have been deemed by the state as vicious. I know that not every pit is vicious, and I think they should do a dog-by-dog analysis. Of course, that would take too much time & effort on some people's parts...sigh..some day it will be equal....
here they have the size thing but I have never talked to anyone that said no to a certan breed. I did have one lady say "Yes pets are ok at long at they are under 20lbs and no monkeys" I laughed so hard I had to hang up.
Id just tell them hes a pom mix of some kind. Hes poofy hes small they probly wont know the diffrence
I just moved out of my parent's house (I'm going to be 19) into a duplex and they asked what kind of dog I had. I said a Golden Retriever (which I do of course), they said "okay, that's fine"
They gave me a list of breeds that weren't allowed...Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and a few others that I can't remember but there were no Chow Chows on the list. They said they don't except those breeds because their insurance wouldn't cover them and because "they're mean". They don't allow dogs under 1 year either and if your dog barks you have to buy a shock collar for it.
If I had one of those dogs and then lied, they would find out because my landlord comes to check out the place within 30 days to check everything out. He is coming in 30 days to see if Kelsey (my Golden Retrieverhttp://www.dogster.com/?77332 ) has done damage. If she has then he said he was going to charge me a bigger pet deposit to cover the damages (Kelsey never would cause damages though).
Anyway, I hope everything works out with your dog. Try to find another place, if possible.
I would say he is a Mutt too, and you aren't certain his breed. Also say he is wonderful and never destroys anything (if that is true) I don't like how they are against a BREED because of what some people have done to their dogs. AGAIN, its not the dog, its the OWNER! I bet your dog is wonderful ;-)