Renting a home with a GSD..
So if this thread has been done in the past, I couldn't find it so please please share your experiences and opinions...
I bought my GSD in Germany when I was stationed there.. finding a house that allowed me to rent with him was easy peasy! Nothing to it! However, I got moved back to the states, NW Florida. Finding a place to rent here was one of the more frustrating experiences of my life! "Oh we accept all dogs, no weight limit." "Oh awesome, I have a GSD." "Oh except those." Or just plain "All dogs except Pits, Rots, dobys, and GSDs." I lucked out and found a place about 45 minutes from where I work where the owner used to have huge dogs so she understood and let me have him there. That being said. I LOVE my place.. I just wish it were closer to my work and my SO, more so for gas reasons and timing.. I started the search again to rent when my lease is up in Sept.. which I know is far far away but I would rather keep an eye out now, you know? Anyways.. I am still running into that problem.. with the whole GSD not being allowed deal. I can find some apartments that will allow him and a couple house saying no restrictions on pets, just must be adult and house trained. I haven't called them yet because well I'm not ready to rent, more so just looking at the options.
Anyways.. after ranting on and on.. what I'm curious about is if you guys have had similar experiences, how did you go about them besides buying the place, and are there things that I can do to get Titan approved by insurance companies that might make them look over his breed, e.g., CGC cert, pet insurance, etc..
Anything would be helpful.
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010