of what it takes to win over a landlord is up to
yourself as a responsible pet owner and your dog as
a well-mannered companion.
try to sneak a dog into a no-pets-allowed complex.
show your good faith by providing a prospective
from former landlords, pet sitters,
veterinarians, and trainers who can attest to
your dog’s good behavior and health.
that your dog has been spayed or neutered and is
up to date on its vaccinations.
written promise to keep your dog on a leash or
harness or in a carrier when outside your
to show your dog successfully completed an
obedience class or the American Kennel Club’s
Canine Good Citizen Program.
resume describing your dog’s good habits and
behaviors and attesting that it is flea-free and
takes monthly flea and tick medication.
opportunity to meet your dog.
Exercise your dog first so it is relaxed.
Dog Fancy June 2002)
sites might help in your search for a dog friendly
(search on “Model Pet Ownership Policy)
local shelter might maintain a list of area
apartments that allow dogs.
The San Francisco Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals’ Open Door Program (www.sfspca.org)
helps you create a resume for your dog.