When you begin looking for your New Orleans apartment, you will begin to notice a lot of landlords do not allow pets. Or they have restrictions on what pets they will allow.
This isn’t uncommon – so brace yourself for it now.
What kind of pet restrictions?
They can range from not allowing any pets at all, to only accepting cats or small dogs or pets under a certain weight. (Put Fido on a diet, ASAP)
Will there be a deposit?
You betcha. It will either be a refundable or non-refundable pet deposit. Make sure you ask ahead of time.
Why will no one allow my pitbull/rottweiler/etc.?
Landlords are not out to get you when it comes to your pitbull. (And saying your dog is a mix won’t fly. They want to know what kind of mix.)
A lot of times their homeowner’s insurance won’t cover “aggressive breed” dogs without a much higher premium. (Chihuahuas should be added to this list. JS.)
What if I register my dog as a service animal?
Yeah…. landlords have wised up to that trick. A real service animal provides an actual service and has been trained to do so.
The potential landlord can ask if the dog is a service animal what service the dog is performed to train. Lying about this can be grounds for eviction later on.
Also, quit giving a bad name to service animals out there by doing these bogus registries.
Emotional support animals can be asked for documentation to state they are needed.
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