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How pets can be good for landlords and renters

There are many reasons a family might be moving into a rental home. Just a couple might be needing a new location or moving from a single home to a rental. However, this often means the family dog needs to find another home. With forethought and responsibility from landlord and renter, there’s no reason the family dog can’t be a welcome tenant. Below are links to several resources for keeping dogs in their homes.

Canine Good Citizen
The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen® program is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Mixed breed and purebred dogs are eligible.

S.T.A.R. Puppy
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy(sm) is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class. Mixed breed and purebred puppies are eligible.

How pets can be a landlord’s best friend
“In what may be the only published research on the subject, a 2003 survey (.PDF file) by FIREPAW found that apartments that accepted pets not only didn’t lose money, they actually gained more, to the tune of nearly $3,000 per apartment, per year.”

10 Tips Every Tenant Needs to Know
Whether you own a pet or not.

Does Your Pet Need A Resume?
What to put in it, how to write it.

Condos Go Dog Wild
“Doggy interviews are mandatory prior to moving in at Porto Bellagio and Aventi complexes.”

How To Create Pet Policies For Rental Properties
“Just look at all of the issues that need to be policed and enforced for pet policies to work. On the other hand, there’s a growing demand for apartments and condominiums that cater to pets.”

With honesty and responsibility, the family, the pet, and the landlord can all benefit.

8 black dogs

I know a woman who has 8 black, male labs. Her house is on a corner lot that’s surrounded by bushes and trees so the backyard is large but secluded. Her home is also under deed restrictions. She’s only supposed to have one dog. Her solution is to have 8 that look alike. Her neighbors think she spends a lot of time walking the same dog. Sounds like a great solution to me.

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