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by julierenee1999 on 04 October 2011 - 22:10

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We are the proud owners of two gorgeous German Shepherds (DDR). They are obviously a part of our family and are like our kids.  We are also currently in the process of moving back to Ohio due to military relocation.  In that process, we've been contacting several rental houses in the area.  We were told today that one home would not allow us because German Shepherds are on the "Ohio Vicious Dog List."  After searching, all I have come up with (from the Ohio Codes) are that Pit Bulls are the only breed mentioned in the dog codes....that I found.  I also checked with State Farm (a random insurance agent that popped up in the search results) that stated they would insure anyone EXCEPT Pit Bulls, as those were the only dogs mentioned in the Ohio Codes.

I am at a loss.  My dogs are far from vicious....unless provoked by "intruders" or our command....as is their nature.  I would like to contact the rental home again (as it is the perfect home for us) with evidence that they are NOT on the list.  Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, or substantial information that I can present?

Thanks so much!


by ggturner on 04 October 2011 - 22:10

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Rental owners can pick and choose who they rent to so I'm not sure presenting any more information would even help.  

by julierenee1999 on 05 October 2011 - 00:10

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I do understand and respect that....but to actually say they are on the "Vicious Dog List" is a different story.

I just would like to call them back (if the dogs are NOT on the list) and provide them with the facts instead of them saying this.....

by Avery Hill Kennels on 05 October 2011 - 00:10

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 I say just don't move

by 1doggie2 on 05 October 2011 - 00:10

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OFFER TO OBTAIN RENTERS INSURANCE, INCLUDING ON THE DOGS. State Farm would also be your best bet.

by Chaz Reinhold on 05 October 2011 - 04:10

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Don't blame em! If I were a GSD in Ohio, I'd bite every buckeye I came across. GSDs are smart. They know an eyhol when they see one.

by BroncoK on 05 October 2011 - 17:10

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It's true that rentals can choose. You can also have them "interview" your dogs. Perhaps when you call you can ask if they would be willing to do so?

by ggturner on 05 October 2011 - 21:10

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It won't hurt to try of course, but the vicious dog issue might just be an excuse.  Some people just don't like to rent out to families with pets.

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