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Q: doggie deposit and doggie rent pay by pounds?

January 26, 2009 | By Dazzdclu | 5 answers | Expired: 2139 days ago

Dazzdclu

so im tryign to find a place in ft cambell kentucky for when we get restationed and i keep finding outrageous dog fees depending on weight of the dog! and then also doggie rent. i can see a deposit per dog not by poundage and dog rent as well, have people gone nuts? it to the point that the fees for my dogs is more than rent is anyone else haveing this issue? ive tried townhomes and single family houses w yards its like they give me no choice but to buy a house just to keep my pets

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Laura  J.
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Feb 04, 2009

I can understand a pet deposit - not based on weight though as we all know a small dog can do as much or more damage as a large one. Rent seems like a scam and really unethical. I am sure it's a way of discouraging pet owners from renting.

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Anthony C.
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Jan 27, 2009

It is ridiculous, Ive been looking at places too and I hate it when places dont even consider pets, I dont mind paying a one time deposit but to ask for rent is ridiculous, usually Ill just sneak my reptile tanks into a place but we want to have dogs.

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di
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di

Jan 27, 2009

In our town the average pet deposit is $400, and that is it.
I would question if charging pet rent is a violation of housing authority or state statutes on landlord and tenant rights? I know they pulled a good one and tried to say in the newspaper no children and that got called before the state, so I wonder if pets is an exception.

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Missy
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Jan 26, 2009

A townhouse or rent somewhere that is more pet friendly would be better. I know the feeling, my saint bernard was pricy because most places go by weight, but don't give up! There are places that don't charge by weight. Good luck!

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Kanika
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Jan 26, 2009

Nowadays almost every apartment complex is making owners pay the animal deposit PLUS animal rent. I think it is ridiculous myself. An animal is not a person and they dont have jobs. It is not ethical or right to make owners pay their rent unless the dog has issues with indoors. In your case though if your dog is pretty heavy you might want to consider maybe something else that allows owners to keep their animals without paying such fees, like a townhouse.

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