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Hello All,

I have a 7mo. old pitbull puppy and it has been a discouraging nightmare looking for an apartment.

I live in Central NJ and am looking to find housing for the two of us. Due to the stigma of the breed, my loving dog has been the sole reason for me not finding housing.

I was wondering if anyone else in NJ has experienced this and can provide any suggestions? I am actively looking for a pitbull friendly community in the following counties: Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Mercer.

My pup has been trained monthly since I got her at 8weeks by a k-9 specialist, very effective, she is very obedient.
She is also people friendly due to the amount of social interaction she has had with people (my mother takes her to work everyday since a pup). She is a great dog but it's hard to even get my foot in the door to even allow for property managers to see it.

Please help!

I can provide proof of vaccinations, trainining, and a resume upon request.

Thank you :)

Kind Regards, Sages Owner!
 

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I live in Southern NJ (close to Philly), in a house in the suburbs with a big yard. We've always had numerous big dogs on our property. 1st, Dobermans, then German Shepherds, and now Pit Bulls. We've never had any problems at all, although we train vigorously and our dogs are uber obedient. My dogs have more friends than me (not really, but everyone in the neighborhood comes to my house for their dogs to play). I suggest looking for a house in suburbs with a yard.
 

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Yeah, it's tough finding an apartment with a large breed dog, and there are often times restrictions on "bully/dangerous" breeds. It may be wise to take the previous members advice and try renting a house...like a house for rent by owner...they are usually more lenient that real estate agencies. Good luck
 

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You can try getting certifications and taking an insurance policy out on your dog. It's not that expensive and it shows the landlord liability will be on you and not their insurance. Get references written. Your dog is young. That's also a strike as I as a landlord wouldn't rent to people which dogs under 2. Just my thing. Working with individual renters and not agencies. Are you on Facebook? There is a bully friendly housing group I can link you to. Find some room antes and rent a house as houses are easier to allow dogs than apartments. It is possible to find. You may have to pay more or go out your location but don't give up. Good luck!

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