Need information about activism for dog-friendly rental housing
February 6, 2014 11:13 AM Subscribe
My city has developed an extreme lack of dog-friendly rental housing, and the trend towards prohibiting dogs or charging exorbitant "pet rent" is only getting worse. I'm looking for examples of cities and towns that have successfully turned around this trend.
posted by cairdeas to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My city has an extremely low vacancy rate for rental housing (<3%). Because of that, landlords really have their pick of tenants, and now ban pets seemingly across the board.
This is stressing animal shelters as residents lose pets they love and want to keep for no other reason than that they cannot find a landlord who will rent to them. (Or a landlord who will rent to them without charging unaffordable "pet rent.").
I need examples of cities who have successfully turned around this kind of trend, successfully made more dog-friendly housing available, etc.
Articles, anecdotes, even simple lists of cities where this has happened would be helpful. I would also appreciate hearing about individual activists who have worked on this issue, blogs that discuss it, etc. Any information would be helpful.