It may just happen.
Why? Because of this.
All I want is a clean two or three bedroom house or townhouse with a fenced yard, within a half hour commute of Painesville, for $1000 or less a month. That’s all.
Unfortunately, that probably won’t be the case, because most prospective landlords think my two calm, gentle, friendly, obedience-trained, non-shedding, non-smelling, non-moulding and carpeting-eating, hypoallergenic adult Portuguese Water Dogs will shit and piss everywhere, eat the doors, dig up the lawn, and trash the place. A reference from my old landlord? MEETING THE DOGS THEMSELVES, since they’re in the hotel with me and I can take them to a house viewing? Nope. Pets bad. Dogs worse. About 80% of the rental houses I can afford within commuting distance don’t allow dogs.
So, what kind of places did I find that I could rent? Places with brown carpeting that hasn’t been cleaned since it was installed during the Vietnam War, teeny tiny places where I can’t fit normal-sized furniture, places with junked boats and/or cars owned by the landlord on the property, and places that smell like feet and/or stinky French cheese.
C’mon … this is freakin’ CLEVELAND. People aren’t moving here in droves. When a guy with more references than God comes to you and wants to rent a place, why turn him away only because he has two non-human creatures living with him?
No way am I giving up my dogs. I’ll sooner commute to my new job from my parents’ house in Buffalo than give 'em up.