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Petition to Open More Los Angeles Homes to Pets

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I just came across this petition calling on the Los Angeles City Council to draft an ordinance to offer incentives to landlords who refuse to accept tenants with pets. The initiative of the petition would seem to be the desire and need to increase the number of homes available to people with pets, reducing the frustration they face today when looking for rental apartments or homes in Los Angeles.

Additional benefits are outlined in the body of the petition:

A large number of Los Angelenos rent their homes and a great deal of landlords do not allow pets. If landlords were incentivized to permit tenants with pets, so long as the tenants were liable for any damages and were responsible for their pet’s behavior, such as existing laws about excessive barking, it would open a huge number of homes to animals in need.

I also believe that it could increase community relationships and prevent crime as people are inclined to walk their dogs in their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors when they do. Having pets can also be a benefit to an tenant’s physical and mental fitness, so it could be a health initiative as well.

The petition to Open more Los Angeles homes to pets can be signed online, where there is a Spanish translation as well.

Do you agree with this petition? Let us know in the comments.

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2 Responses to Petition to Open More Los Angeles Homes to Pets

  1. SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) February 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM #

    Yes, this is a great idea. Living in the LA area, I know many, many folks that can’t afford to purchase a house – prices out here are still crazy high, so they have to rent and many landlords won’t take pets. If they got some $$$ to allow it, more pets would find good homes.

    • LAdogs February 26, 2013 at 1:25 AM #

      Definitely a great idea – but definitely some details to work out…

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