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Hello,

For my husbands work we are maybe going to expat to the USA, but we would like to bring our dogs with us.
I already searched the internet for more information but without any succes.

Is it allowed to own dogs in a rented house? Are they also allowed to enter the house?
 

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yea, it is possible. You just have to do your homework on it. Depending on the landlord, some require a deposit for the dog(s), some only allow small dogs, or just one. Some will not allow pets at all to move in, whether it is outside or not. I guess you just have to ask, ask, ask. Eventually you will find someone who will allow it. Remember, you may get 50 "no's" before you get 1 yes. GOOD LUCK!
 

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Yes it is possible. I rent and have dogs! The landlord is awsome and loves dogs so he doesn't seem to mind. My dogs are quieter then most kids and a lot less destuctive! They did increase my pet deposit though.
The thing is it will depend on where you are moving too, and if they allow pets. Also like Aprcarls said it will depend on size. The main thing from when I was looking was size, number of dogs and wether they are housebroken. Also, breed may play apart as well.
I found my rental on craigs list. I hope this helps you out! Good luck and let us know how your search went. Best of luck to you and your family with the upcomming move!
Oh and btw-Welcome to the Dog Forum!
Cheers
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I rent and I have Jack Russells but I had an extra two hundred dollar deposit with the regular deposit. Around this area most people usually do not allowed Rotweilers and pit bulls but I think it is because around here they are mistreated and therfore very agressive.
 

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Thank you very much for all the answers. It is one of the most important questions for decision for expatting, because we don't want to leave our dogs behind.

We have a german shepherd, a shetland sheepdog and an icelandic sheepdog. They are all three trained in obedience and agility and live inside the house. We take them for a walk on a regular base, so when they are at home they usually take a nap/ get some rest.
 

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As a general rule in the US, a landlord can describe what you can and can not have within the home, mind you, it can be argued that renter’s Insurance or a stiffer deposit could cover this. How ever, once the pets are allowed in the home what is considered “normal wear” changes in the eyes of the law.

Best you ask ahead of time, maybe look more towards houses then apartments, pending if you plan on living here a while, buying is an option.

If it where Canada, there are laws there where the Landlord is very restricted on not allowing pets in the home, Because of what is called Animal therapy, a landlord in Canada would have to prove that the dogs could be a danger to an other tenant… Allergies and that sort of thing would fall in question.

With larger dogs, mainly if they are active, it could be rougher to get in an apartment complex or condo area, but a house should be fairly easy, there are many homes for rent.


THIS will seem way off the wall possibly, but some thing to think about. From the way you write and the words mainly, “expatting” or to expatriate, one would think you are either from England or a British colonized country. Pending on where you are going to live, there will probably be people who would know more about the housing situation.

If you go to a local rifle club, sportsman’s club or outdoor gun club where Skeet and trap is practiced, you will find most of their members have larger breed hunting dogs. Very often, these people will know where you could look for apartments or homes for rent where dogs are allowed.
In some instances, the member may even have a home for rent. Just a thought, also, if your dogs are UKC, you might consider looking at the breeders list in the AKC for that area and contacting them about homes in their area. Being a member can have its privileges ;) Besides, if you plan on continuing your agility and shows, you will probably need to get to know then some time soon.

When I first came tot he US from Quebec, I rented a home, then a few years later, bought a small home, the mortgage is about the same as my rent was.

Oh an other thing, not that i believe your dogs are not up to par in the medical section, but look ahead at the requirements for travel with dogs. You will probably need so be up to date on all vaccination and then some. You might also be asked to quarantine your pups for a little while when you enter the US.
 

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As a general rule in the US, a landlord can describe what you can and can not have within the home, mind you, it can be argued that renter’s Insurance or a stiffer deposit could cover this. How ever, once the pets are allowed in the home what is considered “normal wear” changes in the eyes of the law.

Best you ask ahead of time, maybe look more towards houses then apartments, pending if you plan on living here a while, buying is an option.

If it where Canada, there are laws there where the Landlord is very restricted on not allowing pets in the home, Because of what is called Animal therapy, a landlord in Canada would have to prove that the dogs could be a danger to an other tenant… Allergies and that sort of thing would fall in question.

With larger dogs, mainly if they are active, it could be rougher to get in an apartment complex or condo area, but a house should be fairly easy, there are many homes for rent.


THIS will seem way off the wall possibly, but some thing to think about. From the way you write and the words mainly, “expatting” or to expatriate, one would think you are either from England or a British colonized country. Pending on where you are going to live, there will probably be people who would know more about the housing situation.

Thank you for your answer.

At the moment we are living in Belgium. We are from the Netherlands, my every day language is Dutch, but I'm doing my best to avoid writing errors/mistakes in my messages. :)

If you go to a local rifle club, sportsman’s club or outdoor gun club where Skeet and trap is practiced, you will find most of their members have larger breed hunting dogs. Very often, these people will know where you could look for apartments or homes for rent where dogs are allowed.
In some instances, the member may even have a home for rent. Just a thought, also, if your dogs are UKC, you might consider looking at the breeders list in the AKC for that area and contacting them about homes in their area. Being a member can have its privileges ;) Besides, if you plan on continuing your agility and shows, you will probably need to get to know then some time soon.

When I first came tot he US from Quebec, I rented a home, then a few years later, bought a small home, the mortgage is about the same as my rent was.

Oh an other thing, not that i believe your dogs are not up to par in the medical section, but look ahead at the requirements for travel with dogs. You will probably need so be up to date on all vaccination and then some. You might also be asked to quarantine your pups for a little while when you enter the US.
For dogs from Belgium there is no quarantine restriction. Only a health report from the veterinary is needed.

Thank you for your answer and all the information.
 

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Here in Australia it depends who rents out the house. Some will, some wont. Some only allow in the backyards, others allow the dog in the home. I think it depends who has been burnt before and who likes dogs. There are some filthy pigs that never clean up after the dog if they toilet in the home, males can tend to mark walls, carpet, you name it. Some have flea riddled dogs and the fleas end up right through the carpet.
 

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Thank you for your answer.

At the moment we are living in Belgium. We are from the Netherlands, my every day language is Dutch, but I'm doing my best to avoid writing errors/mistakes in my messages. :)
BTW, Parlez Vous Francais? You might guess by my SN i am french my self. Microsoft word is my friend...


For dogs from Belgium there is no quarantine restriction. Only a health report from the veterinary is needed.

Thank you for your answer and all the information.

The problem is Not in Belgium, its when you enter the USA. That is when they could require a quarantine,

Where abouts in the US would you be going?

I am in Pittsburgh my self.
 
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