Friday, March 20, 2015

Find An Apartment That Allows Pit Bulls

The pit bull comes from an English breed of bulldogs and terriers.

The Pit Bull Terrier is a breed of dog known for its powerful, muscular build and agility. Pit bulls are known to be loyal, obedient dogs possessing courage and intelligence. Unfortunately, pit bulls have a reputation for being overly aggressive, although their aggressive tendencies are usually toward other dogs and animals, not people. Because of this, pit bulls are illegal to own in certain areas, and some landlords don't want to take the risk of leasing to a pit bull owner. Here are ways to find a landlord who will allow your pit bull.


1. Check to see if it is legal to own a pit bull in the area you are moving to. You can research this on the internet or inquire with the city. Often, breed specific legislation will require you to muzzle your pit ull in public or pay hefty insurance rates for your pit bull.

2. Check to see if the landlord will allow dogs in the apartment you wish to lease. If you are looking on websites like Craigslist or Apartment Finder, each apartment listing will indicate what pets, if any, are allowed.

3. Bring your pit bull with you when meeting the landlord to show how well taken care of and behaved your pit bull is. Have your pit bull follow some basic commands, such as sit and stay, and let the landlord interact with the dog to become comfortable with having it in the building. Certain insurance policies do not cover pit bull attacks, so don't be surprised if the landlord is leery of leasing to you. This is not only because of the pit bull's reputation, but also because of prevalent legislation that places restrictions on pit bull ownership. With some luck, though, you can convince a landlord that your pit bull will not cause any problems or get loose. Explain the measures you will take to keep this from happening.

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