Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Home Foreclosures increase and Family Pets Left In The Cold

Animal Lovers Unite! 

We have a problem at hand and Tara is offering us some good solutions: 

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I may sound like a broken record, but families giving up their pets due to home loss is increasing at ALARMING numbers.  I can only imagine the strain of having to move your family and find a pet friendly rental.  As a "mother" of Three dogs (Yorkie, Doberman and Lab) and One Cat..trust me I KNOW!

If you are headed towards a situation like this.PLEASE take these few simple steps that will convince a potential Land Lord to accept your family and Your Family Pets.  Landlords that are "on the fence" can be put at ease and say YES to PETS if you provide these few items.

While I CANNOT adopt anymore animals, I am willing to do everything I can to help pets stay with their family..call or email me if you need help

If you giving up your family pet, you may email me their picture and information and I will be happy to post them as needing a new home.  You never know who might be looking for a pet like yours and you can avoid the heartache of bringing them to the already over crowded shelters.

There are even some people who may care for your pet for 6 months until you can find suitable housing.

ANYTHING is worth a Try and as a Animal Loving Realtor, it is my duty to help. 

WHATEVER YOU DO...DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN THE HOME ONCE YOU VACATE!

There is HELP..Just ASK

Finding an apartment that will accept your pet often depends on your ability to market yourself as a responsible pet owner. Here are some suggestions on how to put your and your pet's best paw forward.

  • Write a pet resume. Include information about the age of your pet, whether you spayed or neutered, personal hygiene and behavioral (training background, character traits)description of your pet and about you as a pet owner. Be sure to include your veterinarian's name and phone number along with other personal references.
  • Ask for a letter of recommendation from your veterinarian, former landlords, and neighbors to document that you are a responsible pet owner. 
  • If your dog has attended training classes - class certifications or proof of attendance may be beneficial.
  • Documentation that your pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated against rabies, and up to date on veterinary care.
  • Offer to let your prospective landlord meet your pet and see your current apartment.
  • Offer to pay a reasonable pet-damage deposit or secure liability insurance to cover the cost of any pet-related damage.
  • Offer to accept a short term lease where your landlord can see if you and your pet are acceptable as long term tenants. Make sure you get in writing the terms of the short term lease and advance notification time requirements.
  • Offer to negotiate an addendum to the lease that indicates what the landlord expects of you and your animal.
  • Market yourself - pet owners are more likely to stay put since pet friendly housing is difficult to find. Let prospective landlords know that you understand their concerns and agree that living with a pet is not a right but a privilege that you take very seriously.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMirela Monte • December 24 2008 01:31PM

Comments

Tara did a great job on this!  She's my hero! 

This is important information ever so pertinent today!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

This is a great post.  I tried to get our realtor group to make a contribution to help place homeless pets due to foreclosure, but they couldn't seem to see a connection.  I'll try again next year!  Happy Holidays.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

all responsible pet owners would be well advised by this advice. 

 

Merry Christmas

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi Mirela,  Thanks for promoting this service !  I understand the nightmare some people find themselves in but leaving a pet to fend for themselves is unacceptable.   Happy Holidays to you.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 11 years ago

You touched on a subject I never thought about with the foreclosures. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Posted by Debra Cain, Springfield Missouri Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago

I post "PET" pictures once a month to my real estate client email groups. I use this as one of my lead generating emails. I put it in the subject line as "Toby at the Humane Society Needs a Home, Can You Help?" That way, people who are not interested at all can skip that email. I have placed a couple of pets by doing this.

Thanks for this email to AR. It's probably great to get the word out about pets being left behind!

I've learned a lot from your blogs, so thank you very much.

Happy New Year!

Jill

Posted by Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point! (Realty Pro, Inc.) over 11 years ago
hi Mirela, a quick note on Christmas Eve to send you & your family all my best wishes for 2009. Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee.
Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) over 11 years ago

Like the idea of a pet resume -- all the best for the holiday season.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

yes they look so nice but Foreclosures are such tough on to stomach.

Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Mirela...thanks for the Re Blog...I love That You Posted "Animal Lovers Unite"  that is what we HAVE to do.  I have been donating 10% of my commissions back to local animal welfare groups and since this post have taken in "Bishop" my 17.2 hand Percheron draft horse rescued from the slaughter truck on its way to Canada.

Hopefully spreading the word helps more home and pet owners..This was an older blog I wrote and unfortunately it still rings true...Have a great day ~ Tara

Posted by Tara Stone, NJ Estates and Stables (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

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