F NSN Story: Pet Owners Feel Rental Market Squeeze
Ron Polly: Red is a beautiful fellow..
People with pets tend to stay more and are better tenants.
Beetit Things have to change. We want people to adopt pets but this is not exactly incentive. I understand the problem, but I think for the most part it is completely exaggerated to say you need to replace carpets every time. Take a larger damage deposit then and embrace compassionate tenants, do your due diligence to ensure things are being looked after (which landlords should be doing anyway) and that's that. There should be laws about this kind of discrimination.
Carl Linnaeus: What if the next tenant is allergic to pet dander? Sure, you might not need to replace the carpets every time, but it is a major contingency to consider. All pets and owners are different. But the market has spoken, property owners are reluctant to rent to pet owners - even the ones that also have their own pet family members.
Chris Brideau x Cats are way more destructive than dogs.
Jody butler: We have rented our suite to two individuals over the past five years. Both had either a cat or a dog. There has been no damage nor have we had to replace carpets. I find this argument ridiculous. We only rent to those who have a pet because we understand how hard it is to find accommodation as we were once in their shoes. Pet owners are responsible, more responsible than most people who have none. It also infuriates me to see landlords jack rent up because they allow pets. Landlords, give these people and their pets a break. Seriously!
Robyn Brown Allowing seniors who rent to have a pet is extremely beneficial to their health and happiness. They provide companionship, joy, exercise, and a daily focus and purpose. Most older folks would have a smaller pet, dog or cat...I agree that there are many pet owners that are very responsible ... often the few that aren't make it difficult for those that are.
Mike O'neill I feel the pain. Try finding a place with three dogs and a two year old. People will discriminate against anything - kids, pets even against specific breeds of pets. I have three pit bulls - as soon as they hear that "oh no only small dogs."
Susan Elaine Thomas Big dogs are usually quiet and gentle tenants.