This may be a stupid question, but I need some suggestions.
I am looking to move into a large apartment (all I can afford and I need to get away from home). They have a list of allowed dogs and mine are restricted. Considering that my dogs are mutts and these people know NOTHING about dogs, I was thinking of making up a mix, but I have no clue what I could say. Any suggestions?? lol
lol laredos mom, I can try to see if those dogs are allowed, but I think those breeds are bigger than 20 inches and wouldn't be allowed, but maybe if they are restricted due to size, mine would be allowed because they are smaller.
I've rented from them before, when I only had Mollie. They knew the breed before, but now they won't let me have her again because the landlady wasn't supposed to allow her kind. They only look at the dog for a minute, and they don't need vet papers.
It makes me mad because where I was evicted (with Rocky) they had a huge black lab there, a bichon that bit everyone, a poodle that barked non stop, a beagle, a pug, tibetan spaniel (?) that barked ALL the time. I wasn't allowed Rocky because he looked GSD. He never ever barked or wrecked anything ugghhhh I wish they would learn something about dogs before they go around making up excuses.
Laredos mom, thanks for clearing that up, I was only referring to the pointer/lab, but then I have seen pretty small labs. I'll look it up when I request the pet list.
Its a pretty expensive deposit too. Non refundable and $250 a pet, I have two dogs and a cat. But they never knew I had a cat before so I don't think I'll mention it this time either lol.
I definetely agree with laredo.....I am seeing Australian Cattle Dog in Rocky! What a shame they group to the breed when as you said, other "accepted" breeds like that Poodle are just a mess there! EACH Dog is diifferent and They should base it on that after meeting the dog.
Good luck!!!!! :) Beautiful babies Bogle!!!! Is that your little sis or daughter in that last picture? She is a cutie too!
***Edited By: MommaMia on 9/29/2006 11:39:51 PM*** Reason: add
I understand your plight and plan. But being in the Property Management industry that oversees several states. They all have restrictions for insurance purposes. That means the apartments insurance will not cover if something happened with one of those breeds. You can try to make up breeds. But they will ask 1. To see the dogs and 2. If they cannot identify the breed will require a letter from your Vet stating which breed they are not. It makes it hard as I have Managers call me all-day "Oh I know this persons dog is a pitbill etc etc but he is so sweet". I happen to love all types of breeds, so it is hard to say NO. But, it is all about insurance. :-(
Good luck, hope you get a Vet letter to say what breed they are not.
Good luck. I remember being questioned about my shar-pei when we lived in an apartment AFTER we had paid the pet deposit and the $10/month higher rent than non pet owners. Some lady who let her frou-frou dog run around off lead got upset because my leashed dog growled at hers after it came running up and jumped on him. They didn't kick us out, but I was very glad that we were moving into our 1st house in 2 month.
And many people are clueless when it comes to dog breeds. I have 2 white mini schnauzers and a wirehaired fox terrier who is black, tan & white and I have had several people say "Look, she has Scotties!", or they think Roxy is a miniature Airdale which isn't even a breed.
That little girl is actually the lady who was holding her for boarding (loooong story) little girl. She called to see how Mollie was doing, and I sent her pics, she in turn sent me pics.
I went to the rental office today, and I spoke to the landlady. She said that if Mollie had been there before, there would be no problem with me keeping her. LOL, I'll let them know about Rocky later when I have more money for another pet deposit.
I also have my cat Taco, and she was with me at my previous apartment for 6 months and they never knew. Also, I had Mollie at an apartment for 6 months and they didn't find out till I moved out.
So it will be me, my two dogs and the guard cat. Rents a little steep, but I think I should manage. Cant live with mom anymore, I had the option to give the dogs away, or move out....I'm moving out.
Good for you Bogle! Way to not cave under mom's pressure. Ripley my rott/lab mix is a lab mix to the homeowners insurance company. You may have difficulty with Rocky as it is easy to see he is a GSD mix. Maybe find some obscure shepherd not recognized by AKC and say he is part that. Mollie I think could pass for a lab mixed with cattle dog. I've heard some apartments in the US allow the canine good citizenship test to qualify them for residency. Maybe show management that your dogs have been through obedience classes? I don't know what else to suggest. Good Luck!