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There are no agencies that are particularly dog friendly as such. A tip: even if doesnt specificall say in the advert that the place allows pets, it never hurts to ask.
If they say "Jein"...walk away.
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Old 20.07.2010, 12:52
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Re: Renting with dogs.. an impossible task?

I just told my landlord that I have a small terrier... which just happens to be a Airedale terrier weighing in at 30 kgs.

Small is so subjective!!
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Old 05.08.2010, 14:17
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Great thread.

I agree finding housing with a pet is a difficult task.
I've been in ZH for over a year and I am now looking to bring my dog over from the US. The apartment search is exhausting. That said, does anyone know specific rental agencies that allow dogs. Or, is anyone (with a pet) know of any spaces opening up in their rental communities in the coming months?

Thanks in advance.
How goes the search for dog-friendly housing? Any luck?

I must say it is getting more difficult. I have many clients with dogs. Lately I rarely get a direct answer to the question of whether a dog is allowed. The landlord wants more information, like how big is the dog.
I tell them the breed of the dog, but they tell me they have never heard of it. So I give the dog's weight.

Mostly they want to know if the dog is left alone during the day when the family goes to work. This is almost always going to be a problem.

There is also the ridiculous question: Does the dog bark. That is like asking does a baby cry.

There is a growing intolerance toward barking dogs. Rather than direct confrontation the neighbours will simply make an official complaint escalating the matter. Moving is a very expensive solution but sometimes the only one if you don't get things right the first time and you are given notice.

Lately I have found that where it doesn't say pets allowed, the answer is increasingly no. I just wish they would just say no pets if they really don't want a pet at all. Why waste everyone's time.
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I must say it is getting more difficult. I have many clients with dogs. Lately I rarely get a direct answer to the question of whether a dog is allowed. The landlord wants more information, like how big is the dog.
I tell them the breed of the dog, but they tell me they have never heard of it. So I give the dog's weight.

Mostly they want to know if the dog is left alone during the day when the family goes to work. This is almost always going to be a problem.

There is also the ridiculous question: Does the dog bark. That is like asking does a baby cry.

There is a growing intolerance toward barking dogs. Rather than direct confrontation the neighbours will simply make an official complaint escalating the matter. Moving is a very expensive solution but sometimes the only one if you don't get things right the first time and you are given notice.

Lately I have found that where it doesn't say pets allowed, the answer is increasingly no. I just wish they would just say no pets if they really don't want a pet at all. Why waste everyone's time.

I got that exact same reaction when I was searching late last year - agencies and landlords wanting to know the size of the dog, and yeap, the all time favourite question:

"Does the dog bark?"

I had to learn how to bite my tongue and not give the smart-arse answer but I usually explain that all dogs do - its just how much, and whenever I sense hesitation, I offer to bring my dog along to the viewing. I've done it before and was offered a flat in Feldmeilen. Had a swimming pool on its grounds (best perk ever!!!) but passed on it because I got the sense that the landlady was going to be a fuss and difficult one - despite her cooing over my dog at the end.

Now I just need to think of a creative solution for my housing agency to say "yes" to a second dog I am planning to adopt. A big rotweiler
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Re: Renting with dogs.. an impossible task?

Our relocation expert was through novartis and she was absaloutly fantastic she only looked for places that allowed dogs and such like. PM me if you want her name ect ro contact, only thing is she is in basel. we managed to find a house no problem that allowed our dog as he is medium sized, you just have to look about.
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OMGWTFBBQ?

Anyways, most people say (when I ask) that cats are OK but no dogs...but I am sure that if you do get a good relocation agency then there will be no problem

Good luck!
I plan to bring my two cats. I am concerned at moving to the bottom of the list when I bring them up. I was hoping cats were more accepted than dogs.
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Actually cats are becoming more of an issue than dogs, at least in my experience.
I would love to hear more about this. Feel free to PM me.
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WOW! Well some caats can really destroy things, I had one that liked destroying the wall paper and then proceeded to eat it (a bit silly IMO)
Unless the wallpaper is tuna fish flavor, I don't anticipate my cats eating anything.
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