Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
First off. You don't have to tell any landlord you even have a dog. A room for rent, yes as you would be sharing a bathroom and kitchen and would not be covered under landlord and tenant law.
However, renting an apt, whether it is a house spilt into 2 or 3 separately contained units, each with own kitchen and bath, or in a low rise or high rise. Once you have a legal lease it is no ones **** business what you do with your dog or that you even have a dog just as long as you are not causing others grief. And even then would be hard pressed to be evicted for.
Crating and prongs are not illegal. You wouldn't even be leaving her crated outside in heat or cold, so that is a non issue. A fenced dog run if you don't find rental with fenced yard is also perfectly legal as long as it doesn't fall under a "common area" meaning area allowed use by other tenants (i.e. backyard). However, if it is considered a common area, then you and shadow would be allowed to use.
The new "standard lease" that is now mandated and supposed to be used by all landlords renting to new tenants even has the NO PETS clause removed. There is a section where they can stipulate as part of having pets that damages by pet would be assumed by pet owner/tenant even if caused by guest pet. That however does mean you are subject to damages for everyday wear and tear. Ripping apart a wall. yes.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Stay in the motel. At least while DH is still available to stay with Shadow, you can work and search for rental.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown