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Monday, October 5, 2009

Why it pays to document

So it looks like we're going to be moving. Finding a new place to rent with two pit bulls is not an easy task. After calling many places I was finally able to find four to look at. Two were tiny, one was ghetto and one was perfect. Perfect? Oh yeah there had to be a catch.
In this case they had only previously allowed one small dog into the apartment. I told them to please call my current landlord for a reference. She told them how wonderful my dogs are and that they are not loud dogs who barked all day long (a big concern).
I also told them I had kept all my training certificates and that I would be more than happy to send them copies. I sent the copies and that night they told us we got the apartment! I am so glad I have held on to all those certificates this many years down the road but it has made all the difference today. It also may have helped that I sent them this cute picture.

6 comments:

Sam said...

Congrats! It's great to hear success stories like this - if only there were more dog owners like you!

biteypony said...

that picture might melt my heart if i was a landlord!

Rinalia said...

Congrats, I know how tough it is finding housing that will accept your dog, not based on how they look, but on their behavior.

Kari in Redwood City said...

Thanks guys! Its always interesting trying to rent with the girls. Last time we signed on the place without even seeing it because it was the only place that would take us.

Tilly the Rescue Dog said...

Hi girls,

It's Tilly here, from over in England. It's great to see you two doing what us dogs do best. Isn't it lovely to lie down, snuggle up together and enjoy the sunshine? Bliss!

Hope you're having a lovely day and also enjoying your new home.

Love

Tilly

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Congrats on getting your apartment- must have been such a relief! Fabulous pic :)