Florida landlord implements reverse breed restrictions

A Rottweiler requires an extra large PlexiDor dog doorRenters can have a tough time finding somewhere to live that accepts pets at all, and many landlords only welcome smaller pets. Some accept one dog or cat but not several, and many have breed or size restrictions. 

Jacksonville landlord Jade Rouzeau loves large dogs, particularly pit bulls, and she decided to turn these conventions upside down. She only rents to tenants with large dogs. Furthermore, at least one dog in the household must be of a breed most renters put on the “forbidden” list, such as German Shepherds, Huskies, Staffordshire Terriers, Dalmatians, Rottweilers, and Pit Bull Terriers.

Besides looking at the dogs, Rouzeau wants friendly and good-natured people who will appreciate the home.

It is difficult to find pet friendly rentals; only 12 percent of rentals nationwide welcome pets. The number in the Jacksonville area is even lower, and this initiative will be a welcome one for dog lovers.

Have you tried to rent a place to live and been turned down because of your pets?

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