Landlord Will ONLY Rent to People with Big Dogs, Especially ‘Bully-Breeds’

by Melanie

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Anyone who rents their home or apartment and is a pet owner, especially those with large breeds, knows when it come times to move, finding a landlord that will actually consider renting to you can be a long, painful process.  This landlord of a newly remodeled Florida home says the only way to get considered for this property is to HAVE a large breed.

Jade Rouzeau, owner of the property, gets much interest in this beautiful property for rent.  Anyone without a big dog politely gets turned away.

Rouzeau said, “Oh boy, I am pretty passionate about this.”

Rouzeau who is also a lawyer and real estate agent, along with her husband Greg, are long-time pit bull advocates and founded a rescue group that is dedicated to assisting heartworm-positive shelter dogs.  The property they own is up for rent because Greg, who is in the Navy and on active duty, has been transferred to Norfolk, Virginia.

The property is located in Jacksonville’s Mandarin neighborhood.  Jade promises it’s located “a quick few minutes” from many shops and restaurants, and is only about 15-20 minutes from downtown and the Naval Air Station.  It’s a one-level home renovated with new appliances, has three bedrooms, two baths, and a big fenced-in yard and a garage.

If you are interested in the home, you had better have a dog, preferably a large breed.  Pit bulls are even better.

“One or more of your dogs must be on the so-called ‘aggressive’ breed list,” says Rouzeau, meaning pit bulls, huskies, Rottweilers, or any of the other dogs that landlords tend not to welcome, or even allow, into their rentals.

“Big dogs are great because, well, if you have one, you’d know,” she says. “My husband and I, and many large-dog owners, understand firsthand the anxiety and sleepless nights involved with trying to find a place to live that will accept us with our dogs. We were lucky to find a home to rent in our new city. So many families are not as lucky.”

The home will be available August 1st, when Rouzeau and family (including pit bulls Blanche and Maccabee) move to their new home in Norfolk.