I think when landlords don't want in tact dogs or no pets at all, it's because of the PEOPLE, not the pets, I've known landlords who love animals, but as we all know, people can be less than great. You're a good person, and we know that, but a renter can't be sure. He may have had bad experiences in the past, which could be any number of things:
- Someone's in tact dog marked the entire apartment,or their bitch bled everywhere, and when the crappy owner left, he realized none of it had been cleaned. Now he has a costly cleanup job before he can rent it out again.
- Someone's dogs had puppies. Said puppies proceeded to pee and poop all over the apartment, and bark and whine at all hours of the night, irritating the other tenants, and they make the whole place stink. Especially if these hypothetical owners are like the ones above and don't clean up.
- Someone's in tact dog howls and barks a lot and/or is aggressive toward other people and other pets because of his desire to mate. Maybe Mr. Jones' kid got bitten and he's going to sue, or Mrs. Smith's poor poodle got a rude awakening from behind one morning - now she's threatening to leave. Lol.
- Someone's unspayed female is fighting with spayed females, possibly injuring them. More suits and threats to leave.
So there are so many reasons why this person would be against in tact dogs at his building. I've seen apartments left totally trashed by pets, with feces and urine EVERYWHERE, and that's the reason many landlords ban pets completely. It's understandable, but it's unfortunate for you, but perhaps you could try explaining the situation, and maybe even sign a guarantee that you will neuter the dog in 4 months? Worth a shot? Good luck to you!
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