We have too many pets :'(

posted 3 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What would you do?
    Ask if the birds can stay so you don't have to lie, rehome if they say no : (33 votes)
    42 %
    Just bring the birds over, better to ask for forgiveness : (36 votes)
    46 %
    Rehome the birds and extra cat, don't risk eviction : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 4
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    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I am sorry, don’t have any advice, I can’t imagine having to give away any pets 🙁

    Post # 5
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    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I would ask if you can bring the birds, and rehome them if they say no.

    Hide the cat though. They will definitely say no and it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission….

    Post # 7
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    641 posts
    Busy bee

    They’re unlikely to evict you for finding out you have additional animals, but they are likely to warn you that you will be evicted if you do not rehome the animals.

    If it were me, I would rehome the birds (either temporarily with a friend if I planned to move out when my lease was up the following year, or permanently) and I would keep the cats and dog. Unless they are routinly poking through your home, they are unlikely to keep a tally on what animals they have seen, and cats are notoriously not fond of strangers. Two birds hanging out in a cage + any other animal is a dead giveaway though.

    In the end, if you choose to keep these animals, your townhome is not going to work out on a long term basis. You can try to cruise under the radar, but it’s unfair to those you rent from (It’s their home, their rules) and it’s an added little stress factor of knowing you could be caught and penalized.

    Post # 8
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Equine_Breeder:  normally small caged animals don’t count towards pet deposit I.e birds fish hamsters rabbit etc. I would just keep the extra cat they probably won’t evict you if thy find out just ask for additional money.

    Post # 9
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    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Equine_Breeder:  I’m confused as to why you would move into a place with these restrictions when you already had so many pets?

    Post # 12
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m not sure about the birds, but definitely keep the cats and dog. I have three cats, but have always told my landlords I have one. On the rare occasion anyone needs to be in any of my houses, the all hide anyway and no one sees them. I’ve always thought that IF it comes up, I will mention that I’m temporarily pet sitting for a friend. 

    The only time I didn’t do this however, was when I was looking into renting the lower portion of a house, and the you landlord lived upstairs. He would surely see the different cats lounging in the windows, because he will always be there, so theres no way to hide it. 

    Post # 13
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    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Equine_Breeder:  As a landlord with pet restrictions on my own property, I take a pretty dim view of people sneaking in unauthorized pets or agreeing to lase terms they have no intention of honoring.

    As a pet owner,  I take a dim view of people who adopt animals and then surrender them when they become inconvenient. 

    So Im left to wonder why you chose this house? 

    At any rate, talk to your landlord, be honest and offer to pay additional pet deposits. 

    Post # 15
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    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Equine_Breeder:  Okay, I’ll let you off the hook a bit but I do think you should come clean with your landlord. 

    Post # 16
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    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Equine_Breeder:  I’ve had good luck with Craigslist with finding apartments in different parts of the country, with as many as four animals at a time.  If I were you, I’d continue searching for a place that will allow you to have the animals that you have already committed to and see if you can sublet the current place.

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