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Friday, January 18, 2008

So you have decided that you want to take the leap and adopt a pet, but your landlord is insistent on their no-pet policy. That can be a huge bummer, and it only leaves a person with three options: move to a new residence with a less strict pet policy, convince your landlord to let you have a pet, or abandon the idea of having a pet altogether. The latter of the three options is obviously the least desirable. Once you get it in your head that you are about to be a 'mom' or a 'dad' to a dog or cat, it can be difficult to give up on that idea. Moving is an option, but not a very logical one, so that leaves you with one option: try to convince your landlord to give up his pet-hating ways.

Okay, so your dog probably doesn't hate pets but doesn't it feel that way sometimes? When it comes to dogs, their policy usually has to do with liability purposes and when it comes to cats and other pets, they are normally worried about cleanliness. The only thing that you can do in this case is to settle their fears.

Sometimes leaving a deposit with them will do, and in other instances a good talk with them may do. Just be sure to consider the reasons why your landlord is against the pet idea, and settle all of their fears and concerns. A promise of obedience school usually does the trick with dogs. If you play your cards right, you could be the new owner of a dog or cat in the very near future.

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