Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BR alum facing homelessness. Help, please.

Hard times are hitting a little too close to home these days. We just learned that one of our adopters is desperately trying to keep her family together after losing her home.

Ironically, La Tricia bought her house back when she adopted Olive in '04 to avoid the panic of landlord discrimination. She even put a Canine Good Citizen certificate on her girl and then fostered dogs for BR before giving a home to a street stray. She never thought she'd have to worry about keeping a roof over her head again, but here she is, facing homelessness like so many Americans.

Do you know of any pit bull friendly rentals in the SF bay area? La Tricia is looking for a one or two bedroom apartment - preferably in the east bay - for two adults and two sweet older dogs. Her rent cap is around $1000/mo. Please send any leads to La Tricia. Wish her luck, guys.

17 comments:

Kristina said...

Sending good thoughts to La Tricia, Olive, and her family!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! Stories like this break my heart and happen way to often. Here in south Florida renting with a big dog is hard enough and nearly impossible with a pit bull. I had to settle at one place and it was terrible! I just bought my own home so that no one can ever tell me I can't have my baby!

As for as renting I would def try craigslist. You can find someone renting out their house so they don't lose it that will be willing to make exceptions. Good luck!

Billy in west palm beach

Anonymous said...

Best of luck--hope she finds something soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry, just so many people facing these hard situations As there seemed to be a lead on facebook in SF but over budget, I am happy to donate for a couple of months if she can get into the apartment and keep her dogs.

Lynn in N. Cal

Alexis said...

So sorry, I know it is difficult to find dog-friendly, much less pitbull-friendly housing. I was having no luck, until I made up a "renter packet", consisting of my credit report, a tenant resume for me, and a dog resume for my dog. On that, I included a picture, but no breed mention. I also included training, and a rec from a previous landlord and his trainer. After that, 5 out of 5 places we went to offered us the place! Good luck.

msnform said...

good luck, and godspeed!

Diane said...

Sorry to hear this!

I noticed recently craigslist housing allows you to restrict your search to places that accept dogs. Searching in the East Bay for rentals under $1000, accepting dogs, did yield quite a few results.

Good luck! Wish I could offer more. Hope they find something soon!

Teresa2010 said...

I found this website:

http://www.peoplewithpets.com/

There are some apartments that allow dogs over 50 lbs in Alameda and Pittsburg. I hope this helps! Good luck to La Tricia and her family.

mutzi said...

Excellent suggestions, Alexis. As a homeowner with apartments to rent, I would find all that information very persuasive. It is often difficult to decide who to rent to and any extra, verifiable, information is most helpful.(Of course,I don't need much persuading when it comes to renting to pits, as long as their people are good!)

Lucy said...

I wish her and her family all the best of luck in finding somewhere -- we also bought a home rather than rented to ensure that we would never have difficulty in keeping a dog. She and her family will be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

There's a great apartment building in Alameda, 2122 Santa Clara St., called Casa Bonita, I think. I'm not sure of the rental cost, but it's worth checking out, as while my son and his wife were there, their neighbor had not one, but two li'l pitties! Best of luck to La Tricia and Beautiful Olive - Jean in Seaside

kissa-bull said...

we'll be praying very hard for her

Anonymous said...

Dont bother with people for pets.. its a rip off and they will NEVER refund your money when they give you leads.

Good luck - we too bought our house after our landlord tried to evict us just because the neighbor said "a dog that looked like our pitbull once bit a neighbor"

If it wasnt for these awful people our two dogs would not be slumbering in their backyard. so perhaps a silver lining is somewhere is this sad living situation.

The idea of making a package to show your dog is well behaved is a big plus - dont forget to show you have insurance for your dog as well.

Farmers insurance does not care what kind of dog as long as it doesnt bite anybody!

Anonymous said...

Have a duplex on Fitch Mt. Upper unit is $1000.00 it is in Healdsburg Ca. but it is only a 2 bedroom/1 bath. Am very pro pet/pitty especailly. I love mine dearly and if this would help contact me.bubba6pk46@yahoo.com. good luck to you and yours.

LT said...

Thanks so much everyone for your kindness and good wishes. Lynn in N. Cal. your offer just blows me away! How can I contact you?

La Tricia
latricia.ransom@gmail.com

NYCKitten said...

Sending good thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear. Good luck, La Tricia!