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Do long term rentals allow dogs?


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Have noticed that rental websites don't seem to offer any info or filters for pets - do most rentals allow dogs? Here in the US, Zillow and similar sites have a filter for "pets allowed" - some landlords ask for an extra deposit.

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Hi Amit
As I understand it, you can't discriminate against pet owners in Portugal. Further, I've found people to be very relaxed about having cats and dogs (AND Chickens!) here. It also seems very reasonable to me, to ask for a bit of a deposit or indemnity against possible pet damage.
It's certainly a lot more relaxed and friendly than my native UK (-:

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@carlm That explains why there is no mention of pets on the real estate sites - thanks! Yeah, I'd certainly understand a deposit or even a reasonable non-refundable payment.

And yes, that's certainly an improvement over renting the US, as we found out when we sold our house and started renting a couple years ago.

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I don't know what the LAW says but if I were renting my house, I would not allow pets for the simple reason that my husband has a lot of allergies to animal dander. Allergies bad enough to require steroids sometimes. We have never had a dog or cat, only tropical fish. We don't rent out our house but I am just mentioning a good reason why some people MAY restrict renters with pets.

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@peggyl That makes sense if you're renting it furnished - we're looking for an unfurnished place. And I also have allergies to cats, so we'd never rent a furnished place that had cats on the furniture earlier.

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