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renting with a dog       started by trudi on 12 May 2010   (22806)
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From trudi

12 May 2010 8:19 AM
(108394)
did anyone find it harder to get a rental with a dog?any tips?
From sdb

To trudi

12 May 2010 11:05 AM
(108397)
Hi i would say yes it is harder to find a rental and that was just in NSW. We were honest from the beginning and stated we had a dog as she is a labrador and fairly hard to hide. we stated on the forms she was an outside dog, and i think that helps when finding somewhere, and had to sign to say we would repair any damage that she caused, so far none. Just be honest if you are caught out you could be in breach of your contact. Good Luck Anita
From trudi

To sdb

12 May 2010 12:15 PM
(108399)
i would never lie...its deciding to give up our pet or take him with us...its so hard to make that call...but i would hate to be stuck in some rental with heaps of stepa and not good for the two young kids so we could take our dog...but i hate leaving him behind!
From sdb

To trudi

13 May 2010 3:46 PM
(108404)
Hi There was no way i was going to leave my dog behide, but she sleeps outside and she seems happy Its not the cheapest thing to do to bring your pet with tests,flights and then quarantine on top The boys were so pleased to see her when we pick her up. Just be honest and we will get a rental its just someone having a bit a faith in you, its also competing against people who have a rental history and references You will make the right decision for you and your pet Anita
From trudi

To sdb

13 May 2010 4:34 PM
(108407)
thanks i know there is no way i could leave him..have contacted some rental agencies and there are properties out there subject to pet bond...so do some properties have lots of applications and then they choose?is that how the renting works?
From sdb

To trudi

13 May 2010 8:48 PM
(108414)
Hi Yes that what we found in NSW, they vet the applications and check out references, and then its up to the landlord who they pick. We were looking at places and loads of others who were submitting applications to. Real estatesdto list houses that allow pets. But remember you are also up against people with rental history, we wwere lucky i have friends here and they gave the references, and one company contracted our Estate agent in the uk. It can be done so dont panic yet, just be prepared to look at lots of houses Anita
From janeandian

To trudi

13 May 2010 9:13 PM
(108415)
Hi Trudi We brought two dogs over with us. Many rentals state pets negotiable which basically means you have to pay a pet bond and any damage that is deemed your pet has caused you will have to pay to repair it. It is not impossible to get places but be prepared to be up against others with no pets etc. It may be helpful to bring over references from your current neighbour saying that your dog is well behaved and doesnt bark excessively etc, thats what we did and it helped. A reference from your current vet may also help. Good Luck Jane