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Hi Everyone;

We wanted to find a 2nd home to escape the cold winters, and discovered that having a beautiful Staffy is not welcomed in Deerfield Beach area.

She is my baby and our family, so where she is not welcomed, then i don't need to be there either. Can anyone suggest southern parts of Florida without such restrictions?
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I was wondering about the Fort Myers area myself. can;t seem to find anything and I want to drive to see my parents and they live there. If anyone lives around that area Its Lee country I think.
 

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Best bet would be google rescues in the area and they could probably help you. I know the West coast of FL, Tampa area, like davis Island, Ft DeSoto is pretty cool about breeds. Miami-Dade County has a ban on Bully breeds. Space Coast area, where I live couldn't care what dog you are walking, as long as it's on leash. No dog friendly beaches here though, I go to the Tampa area for that.
 

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I live in the St. Petersburg / Tampa area. We LOVE our Pitties here! :woof: There are Lots of Dog Friendly restaurants, weekend concerts, and events they are always welcome. We also have the #1 Dog Beach in the Country! (Ft. DeSoto). And it's a buyers market here! :roll:
 

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so does anyone have anymore info on Lee county... Im looking for a house in Ft. Myers and NEED to know in advance...lol... Thanks..
 

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Lee county is good to go, the only place you should worry about is dade county other then that u got no prob with Florida, u can go as low as broward county which is the north county above dade and they are pitbull friendly.
 

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Thanks LYFE... Im going to visit my brother in Lehigh Acres next week and was thinking at looking at some of those foreclosed homes down there... my sis in laws cuz got a huge 3br, 2bat , 2 car garage house for under $40k... **** I think i got $30k hidden somewhere...lmao..

Any info on foreclosed homes pros and/or cons would be appreciated...
 

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pro: cheap

con: might need clean up. i know if i was kicked from my house it would destroyed.

never buy sight unseen
 

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Jeesh the whole state is on clearance! I say get in while you can and def not sight unseen. One thing is there are so many complexes near my folks half built and dicounted brand new homes u don't have to worry. Keep in mind a lot of theft and a/c units being stolen out of the lawns and what not so go for a gated place so you have protection if u are not there 12 months a year.
 

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Thnks for the replies... Im going down in a few weeks to visit my brother so i figured id look.. He would be looking after the property while im up north...

As far as the gated community is concerned my brother lives in one and they are not bulldog friendly so that is not an option... ;)

I just don't understand why more people aren't doing it... Are the taxes that bad??? If the houses are so cheap and you can out right pay for it and work at kmart at minimum wage just to pay for food and utilities.. then why the hell not... Id rather work 2 kmart jobs and be able to come home to a freaking huge nice house than to work 50 hours here and come to my damn apartment... (which would be $1200 if i didnt own)BTW I have a mortgage on a 3 family house and rent the 2 upstairs apartments and live in the basement with the yard... but i still gotta put out of pocket over $1,500 per month for utilities and mortgage... Im about to just rent all 3 apartments and let this house pay for itself and move my dumb butt to Fl and live in a big nice house... "things that make you go hhmmmmmm"...

Hey Rocky I don't mean to steal your thread, but it is in the same category and relevant... Hope it helps you out also..
 

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Oh my folks is OK for them. Its in Estero, right outside of Fort Myers. Its not an over 55 place, that's where they usually stink, but glad someone will be looking after it. I think the main problem is target and McDonald's are not hiring cause they already have people working for them, real real hard to get jobs down there. My mom works at Dillard's Department store and my dad works at a golf course (I think just to get free golf lol) So it is possible to get some types of jobs just depends on how much you have to carry you until you do. Shoot I see 3 bedrooms for rent for only like $1,000/mth and that's near the beach! Since you don't have state income tax to pay, its mostly retiree's who get more income since they don't have to pay state tax. I figure I could go there one day, not sure if I could live there forever though.
 

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well we were thinking of renting for the 1st few years as we get our crap together here in the big city... but things can change in a heartbeat...
 

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Pitt Friendly rental in the Fort Myers area?

My husband & I are looking into moving down from Atlanta but we are having a hard time finding a place to rent because I have a pitt bull. Everyone we have spoken with thus far cannot rent to Pitt owners due to renters insurance not allowing the breed. Anyone know of a person or company that will rent a house to us? Won't give up my dog or put
her in "Foster care" while we sort things out, which has been a suggestion by one of the rental companies. My pitt is 4.5 years old, spayed female,& has never shown any signs of aggression. She's been around my 1 & 3 year old nieces who crawl all over her. Any info is appreciated. Thanks Robin
 

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Tampa is great! There's also an awesome dog trainer in that area too that specialize IN pits. Lee county I'm not too sure about, I'm almost sure Naples isn't pitbull friendly which is near Ft. Myers.
Yea I'm in Tampa it's nice here. Some annoying apartments but yea awesome beaches! Who is that trainer? I believe I met a tony who did. But yea Tampa is awesome lol 👍

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relocating to tampa plz HELP

Hi everyone. I know this thread was from last year but if by some miracle someone is reading this and know of any apartments in tampa that are pit friendly plz plz can u post them?! My family and I are relocating to tampa, fl and not having our boy cuz he's a pit is not an option. He's our family and we love him, we've had him since he was a neglected lil pup and now he's 3 and a half healthy, growing so handsomely and refuse to abandon him because we're moving. Its really heart breaking how our pits, our family members; get these horrible reps to where now it seems almost impossible to find anywhere to move into because of the breed restrictions. I've spent weeks searching for apartments or houses for rent in tampa at they all have breed restrictions. Plz if there is anyone with any suggestions or info it would be sooo greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
 
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