Moved to Santa Cruz with cat. Landlords don't like kitties. What to do?
August 30, 2013 10:25 AM Subscribe
I recently relocated to Santa Cruz, CA because I was offered a job. I brought my cat
but now I am having a difficult time finding a place to live. I have a stable job and am a stable person but it seems like all the housing is being snapped up by students. I don't want to have to send my cat elsewhere just so I can live in this city :(.
posted by Lord Force Crater to pets & animals (30 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I moved from Fayetteville, AR to Santa Cruz, CA because I was offered a job in Scotts Valley, CA. I'm only 27 so I'm trying to live in Santa Cruz so that I'll have things to do in the evening after work. My housing search is complicated by the fact that I have a cat. He is an indoor cat and I like him very, very much. He survived the drive out here without issue and is at the present time my only companion in the area.
He is staying with a coworker who has an older indoor cat so they don't get along great. I feel awful having someone else watch my cat because I like to be responsible for him, but I relocated as fast as possible since the department is short staffed and I was hoping that maybe I'd be able to find housing before every student was back in town. I've been looking for a place to live for over a week and I am having absolutely zero luck.
I'm considering sending my cat to live with my parents until I find a place where he can live with me. That would end up costing around $600 if I flew with him. I don't want him to have to travel alone. There is a cat boarding place in the city that is $27/day which is also an option. I don't really want to impose him on my coworker for more than a week or so. Could I find someone on craigslist and offer them cat rent to watch my cat until I find a place? This situation is really stressing me out =/.
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? What did you do? Any advice?