The Real.Est List
4 ways to get a potential landlord to like your dog
We've written before about how to get your dog past a co-op board. (Bottom line: Avoid the 'interview' if you can by getting your dog good-citizen certified and submitting character references. If not, at least train your dog not to bark at doorbells, the most common pop-quiz performed at an interview.) A recent thread on StreetEasy reminds us that landlords too may need some persuading even when an apartment is advertised as pet friendly. Some tips include:
- E-mail photographs of your dog along with your pet’s size, weight and breed. E–mail photos of your dog interacting with people and other animals, too.
- Explain what the daily routine will be and how your dog will have enough exercise so as not to be a bother.
- Ensure (through training if necessary) that your dog will not bark throughout the day.
- Convey a sense of responsibility about making sure your dog behaves and about cleaning up after her/him.