So I'm moving from Michigan to New York in a few weeks and I'm going out next week to do some house hunting. I hope I can find an apartment that is part of a duplex or even better a single family home that has a yard for the B's. Its currently my biggest stress…. finding a place to live. SO many places dont allow pets. So today I called a few apartment complexes just to find out their availability and rates (even though it would be my LAST choice to live in a complex) I'd prefer a quiet residential neighborhood... and i get this guy on the phone from the management company. All I wanted to know was if their complex allowed pets and if they had any availability for mid october. He proceeds to ask me a gagillion questions to profile me and wouldn't give me an answer. Finally after a 10 minute interrogation about where i'm working, if i'd rather be near the pool, the clubhouse or the gym, and a lowdown on how energy saving their appliances are... he tells me they have a 700 sq foot apt for $1800/month (AH!) and then I start asking about their pet policy and he tells me that there is a $600 PER PET non refundable fee and a $50/month PER PET rent. Ugh....
The best part of the conversation was when he said "Oh, and we have some breed restrictions, do you happen to know what kind of dogs you have?"
Do I happen to know what kind of dogs i have????? what a weird way to ask that question!