|Barked: Thu May 24, '12 1:00pm PST |
|I wasn't sure where to put this, hopefully this is the right place!
Long story short, my husband and I are starting the process of looking for a new apartment. It's rather unexpected for us, until very recently we where planning on staying in our current apartment, which is very pet friendly.
One of our main issues is finding a pet friendly apartment. There's no way we are moving without our dog. Our current dog is amazing and I know we probably wouldn't have too much trouble finding an apartment that will allow her.
However, before new circumstances pushed us towards moving, we had been in the slow process of getting ready to get a second (small) dog. My name is on a couple of breeder's waiting lists, I have spoken extensively with breeders, and we are also keeping our eyes on our local shelter.
When we started the process of getting ready for a 2nd dog, we had no idea that we where going to be moving. Now that we are moving, I don't quite know how I should approach potential landlords about all this. I'd still very much like to add another dog to the family, but I don't know how a new landlord would feel about not only allowing our current dog, but also allowing us to bring in a 2nd sometime in the future. We are very responsible dog owners, but I know that not everyone is and that landlords want to be careful.
What should I do? Give up my plans of getting another dog? Try to find a landlord that will allow us to adopt a 2nd? Should I ask potential landlords upfront about the possibility of getting a 2nd dog, or should we just move in with our current dog and bring the subject up later, after the landlord has gotten to know us better and sees that we are good dog owners?
Any advice would be appreciated. Also, if anyone has any tips for finding pet friendly apartments I'd love to hear them.
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