TOPIC: Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate?

Re:Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 4 months 2 weeks ago #14588

Yes I would very much like to know how pet rent started
To me people are getting greedy. Owners have to consider people
who live on fixed incomes
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Re:Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 3 months 1 week ago #14715

I've been in the same apartment 10 years. Over that time I have paid an addition $5000 for 2 small shih tzus, whose feet I wash every time they go out. I always pick up after them. they never bark, and every one loves them. I have paid to replace cheap carpet/which is what they put in 3 times over, and they have never had to paint my apartment in 10 years. People with children who cook curried foods, they have to compeltely gut the apartment every 2 years, including all appliances and the kitchen cabinets. No extra rent for them.
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Re:Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 3 months 1 week ago #14716

If you are on a fixed income, get rid of your pet and save thousands.
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Re:Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 3 months 1 week ago #14719

Actually, owners have to consider the best interests of their asset.

It's best to buy your own house if you have pets. But if a renter truly wants to have a pet, they should make sure they are able to afford it before acquiring one.

Also, especially for dogs, being trapped inside causes them great anxiety. They need a place to run and do their business. It's selfish to put an animal that needs lots of space, yard, and fresh air into a small apartment environment.

We all have to live within our means, even if on a fixed income. For many years I could not afford to have a pet, but I love animals dearly, so I took it upon myself to acquire the ability to provide for one.
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Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14915

I strongly am opposed to pet fees. For one, pets (most) do less damage than children or unruly adults.It is just vilifying the poor and a reason to ask for more money. Pet fees are responsible for many animals at shelters whose family was too poor for the rent. I never would but people do. So if apartments want to charge pr deny pets,they should pay a penalty fee to shelters. It raises all our taxes.of course ban certain breeds, but leave it at that.
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Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 1 month 2 weeks ago #14922

Can anyone tell me what a monthly pet rental fee is for? Someone said their tenants love it - why is that? There must be something that justifies this that I'm missing.
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Re:Pet Deposits, Pet Fees, and Pet Rent: Appropriate or Inappropriate? 1 month 6 hours ago #14987

I'm from Oregon and I never saw a pet fee until I moved to Virginia and then to Florida for military reasons. I personally think pet fees and pet rent is ridiculous and greedy. I've paid 600 dollars in the last 4 months because I've moved twice relating to military orders. A refundable pet deposit I totally understand, but pet fee and pet rent no. I asked my landlord if my cat did some kind of damage to the carpet would it come out of my pet fee and she said no, it's just a fee. Why penalize people for saving an animal from the shelter? If the money went to shelters or something that would make a difference instead of making apartment owners wealthier then I might feel a little better about it. I would gladly pay for any damage my cat makes, but considering I am strict with my cat and have used a water bottle to make sure they don't scratch anything but the scratch post I think just giving money away to someone is unfair. My son is the only one I watch out for with stains so what's next, child fees and child rent?
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