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How do you go about dog boarding at your apartment?

asked 2017-05-22 22:55:05 -0500

Hey fellow Roverers! My wife and I are moving from a guest home where we had an agreement with the landlords to watch one dog at a time here. We don't think we have the money to rent or buy a home.

How do you guys and gals get away with boarding dogs at your apartment? Many places we've seen have shown that we have to supply pet information and/or that we can't run a business from the apartment.

Did the landlord actually agree to let you board dogs (which would be totally awesome!)? Or are you just doing it undercover? :)

Any help is very much appreciated!

thanks,

-Zack

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answered 2017-07-26 08:50:36 -0500

I would be very careful trying to do anything under cover. Most apartments have a pet policy that needs to be followed. I fostered dogs when I lived in an apartment, so I'll tell you how we managed it. Our complex had a weight limit and you had to pay a deposit for each animal. I paid a deposit for one dog, and only took in one at a time within the weight requirements. If you wanted to watch two dogs, you'd have to put down another deposit for having the extra dog on the property.

They aren't going to keep track to make sure you have "your" dog and nobody else's, they just want to see that proper procedures are followed. Know the breed and weight restrictions, and follow the rules as closely as possible.

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Same here, I told my landlord, gave him a very large deposit and I make sure none of the dogs ever bother other tenants, bark excessively or in any way damage the property.

Fannie L.'s profile image Fannie L.  ( 2017-08-04 21:45:35 -0500 ) edit

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