(Closed) Found out what part of my dog, apartment owners don’t like….but good news!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m glad its working out! I’ve never heard what you are specifically mentioning, but around here its typical for people to put a weight limit. The only breed I have seen not allowed at all are Pitt Bulls which I think is sad. My apartment building is dog-friendly and almost every person has a dog! Big and small!

Post # 5
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Most apartments around here don’t allow pits, shepherds, malamutes…some don’t allow boxers or huskies either.  It can be very difficult to find a good place that allows most pets.  

Post # 6
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Most of the apartments we looked at around here restrict on breed as opposed to weight. Glad his pup was allowed!

Post # 7
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@BoiledPNut:  Hmmm…ours allows malamutes but not huskies (which is good since we have a mal!).  I never really understood that rule at first, since malamutes are even bigger than huskies…but our complex said it was because mals are more “mellow”??  Either way, I can’t imagine ever trying to relocate to another apartment that would take a 110 lb dog.  ๐Ÿ™  Glad yours got accepted, OP!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Its not so much that the apartment owners wont allow them its that they cant have them due to their insurance policies.  I am an insurance agent and I see this all the time, its sad. I have a Shephard mix and for our insurance purposes we call him a border collie mix! Its not so much the size of the dog, its more the breed. 

Post # 10
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Leonard2B:  Yup. There are a few insurance companies that are ok with all breeds, but that can be regional as well. I know who I’ll be going with when I buy a home.

I know around here, renting w/ a pit bull is really difficult, but in the town I plan on moving to, they advertise apartments that are pit friendly!

Post # 11
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If I was a complex owner I would NEVER rent to a shepherd owner. As a vet tech Ive had sooo many bad experiences with shepherds and its just a liability waiting to happen, IMO. But congrats on finding one! Its really rare around here to let people with more dominant breeds into the buildings.

Post # 12
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I told the lady that the dog is a shepherd/lab mix, she wanted to see pictures of the dog.

SHe said if our dog looked more like a shepherd, we cannot rent, if the dog looks more like a lab we can rent.

Um, what?? The dog is a mix of BOTH but if it looks like more shepherd you can’t rent? WTF?

Sorry but what an idiot. You cannot judge a dog’s personality on what it ‘looks’ like, specially if it’s a cross. If a cross looks like one breed more than the other it doesn’t mean it somehow IS more breed than the other. That’s not genetically possible!

Post # 13
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Try renting with a Pit.  Everybody says no to this face… ๐Ÿ™

You’ll probably just have to find an individual owner who is willing to accept them.  And the whole thing about the insurance policies is kind of bogus.  If you cary renter’s insurance, you can get a rider for personal liability… the landlord isn’t responsible for what your dog does.


Post # 14
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our old apartment complex had a list of a dozen breed that they wouldn’t allow (including German Shephards).

They gave us a hard time when we adopted our lab mix from the shelter because the shelter didn’t know what she was mixed with.  Even though she looks just like a lab (except smaller), they were concerned whatever she was mixed with could be on their restricted breed list.  They let us have her, but so annoying.

Post # 15
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yeah I find it ridiculous too. When I was looking for an apartment a few years back, everywhere I went had basically any breed that even has a remotely bad reputation on their restricted list. I even went one place where they were like no BEAGLES.  (My dog has beagle in her somewhere) I laughed at that one and called her a basset hound mix. Then when I had to move due to a tornado demolishing the apartment bldg. I lived in, the place sent me to another complex that were putting up residents that were affected, and they told me I couldn’t move in because my dog was 45 lbs…5 over the limit. I caused a scene in the office and left. I had keys by the end of the day. LOL

So frustrating!

Post # 16
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


YAY! I learned something interesting from my Mother-In-Law the other day. She said that just like how now there is a stigma against Pit Bulls it used to be German Shepherds. So that might be where your apartment is coming from.

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