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#41 Nparker

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

We've got quite the collection of local bands starting to form. 
 
I heard one at work the other day: Pat Bay and the Malahats.


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#43 jayfish82

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:22 PM

Hey all. We are planning a move to Victoria in the fall and are looking into different housing options. We are currently renting (in Regina) and have two Great Danes. My partner is really worried we won't find a place to rent and that condos won't allow them. Does anyone have any tips or know of condos that allow larger breeds? We will be getting a referral letter from our current landlord.
Any info would be great! Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:32 AM

Welcome to the forum, jayfish82!

 

Great Danes make some of the better apartment dogs.  Convincing landlords of that might be another issue.  Good luck in your search :)


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#45 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

I think your chances for a condo are very slim.  But we have no shortage of basement suites around here, in all manner of homes, from old to new.

 

If the listing person (most basement suites will be owners, rather than rental agencies) does it right on Craigslist, you will see if they are open to pets.  I know Craigslist is not big in Regina, but it is here.  Kijijji is minimal here.  UsedVictoria is better.

 

HERE:   https://victoria.craigslist.ca/

 

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#46 jonny

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:33 AM

I believe the Hudson rental buildings allow larger dogs. A colleague of mine is renting in Hudson Walk One, and I believe he has a golden retriever.



#47 jonny

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

We are looking at condos/townhouses to purchase in our retirement. We have looked at several so far. Is there some type of 'central registry' which lists the pet restrictions of each building? I guess not, we'll continue to ask every realtor if they know the specific wording as Nparker posted.

 

Look at either brand new or newer buildings. Any building put up pre 2000 or so seems to have pet restrictions, which is funny because Victoria is basically a dog haven.

 

A good realtor who really knows condos, like maybe somebody from Condo Group or Marko here, may be able to tell you which buildings to keep an eye on. It can be really random. My townhouse complex allows two dogs/cats, but the neighbouring townhouse complex has banned dogs completely. All of the newer downtown buildings seem to allow pets. There's a 60 pound labradoodle that lives at 834. I know Sutton East has no, or at least limited, pet restrictions.



#48 shoeflack

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

Can confirm that The 834 allows two pets unrestricted. Sutton Place also allows two pets, but with restrictions on dogs over 90 lbs (they need to be approved by the strata). 1015 Johnson is another two pets unrestricted scenario. The Hudson buildings all allow one dog with no size restrictions, and they've been known to negotiate for a second dog. As johnny mentions, we found that most older building either we no pets altogether, or only allowed small dogs, whereas most newer builds were two pets unrestricted, or at least one dog with reasonable size restrictions.

 

Easiest thing that we found (we own two dogs, 45 lbs and 65 lbs) when we were purchasing our condo was to just ask for the strata bylaws anytime we saw a decent listing. Our realtor normally had them to us within an hour or two. After a while, you kind of are able to create your own "central registry" of which buildings are best for pets.


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#49 johnk

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Some stratas allow a dog that can be carried, basically 20lbs or less. Residents may be less than thrilled to be on the elevator when the door opens and two 100 lb dogs get on. Big dogs can be scary despite the owner bleating how gentle they are.
BTW, what kind of pet lover would keep two huge dogs cooped up in a condo all day (I'm assuming the owner(s) do go out to work)?
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#50 jonny

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:23 AM

BTW, what kind of pet lover would keep two huge dogs cooped up in a condo all day (I'm assuming the owner(s) do go out to work)?

 

Want to know what dogs do all day? Sleep. In fact, they sleep approximately 12-14 hours per day. What does a sleeping dog care if they have an 8,000 square foot mansion or a 500 square foot condo or even a crate (many owners crate their dogs when they are out of the house) when they just go to sleep?

 

We have a pet cam. When we check in on our dog, she is sleeping on our bed 90% of the time I check in on her. She has the whole place to herself, but hangs out in one spot while we are gone.

 

That being said, all dogs need exercise and mental stimulation. As long as you provide adequately in these areas your dog will be fine all day long in a condo by itself.


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#51 Nparker

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

Want to know what dogs do all day? Sleep. In fact, they sleep approximately 12-14 hours per day...

Which is why I have always wondered why the expression "it's a dog's life" denotes something negative. If I believed in reincarnation I'd love to be come back as a pampered pooch who lives in Victoria!


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#52 shoeflack

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

BTW, what kind of pet lover would keep two huge dogs cooped up in a condo all day (I'm assuming the owner(s) do go out to work)?

 

A dog doesn't care where he or she lives. They care that they have a good owner who spends time with them. That can happen in a condo or a home. Our two pups sleep all day or entertain themselves while we're out at work. Before and after work we get them more than enough exercise. They certainly enjoy condo life more than a 20sqft space at the shelter. Plus, being a dog owner in a condo forces you to actual get out and socialize your dog(s). You can't just let them out in the yard; you need to take them on walks, to the park, etc, every single day, rain or shine.

 

So yeah, I would say a pretty awesome pet lover wants to keep their dogs in a condo.


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#53 LeoVictoria

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:36 AM

A dog doesn't care where he or she lives. They care that they have a good owner who spends time with them. That can happen in a condo or a home. Our two pups sleep all day or entertain themselves while we're out at work. Before and after work we get them more than enough exercise. They certainly enjoy condo life more than a 20sqft space at the shelter. Plus, being a dog owner in a condo forces you to actual get out and socialize your dog(s). You can't just let them out in the yard; you need to take them on walks, to the park, etc, every single day, rain or shine.

 

So yeah, I would say a pretty awesome pet lover wants to keep their dogs in a condo.

 

Yep.   The cases of animal neglect I've seen have always been dogs chained outside in the yards of single family homes.   Caring for a dog in a condo means you actually have to care for it, feed it, interact with it so it doesn't bark all day, and keep it clean.  


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#54 jonny

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

You guys raise a really good point. It's easy to be lazy and just open the back door for your dog to go in the backyard if you live in a house. My condo dog goes on multiple adventures per day, rain, snow or shine.


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#55 johnk

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

I have a dog and yes, she snoozes a lot. But she is 15lbs and a 100 yard walk gives her exercise. I have a hard time believing big big dogs have a great time in smaller condos which seem to be 90% of what's available.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:33 PM

Some big dogs need lots of exercise regularly. Others need very little. Great Danes fall in that latter category. Labs and Shepherds in the former.


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#57 LeoVictoria

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:24 PM

Some big dogs need lots of exercise regularly. Others need very little. Great Danes fall in that latter category. Labs and Shepherds in the former.

 

Put this in your condo


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#58 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

Huh, that dog really seems to love it.


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#59 johnk

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

Put this in your condo

My office was like that when I worked in govt. Round and round we went.
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#60 jonny

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

I have a dog and yes, she snoozes a lot. But she is 15lbs and a 100 yard walk gives her exercise. I have a hard time believing big big dogs have a great time in smaller condos which seem to be 90% of what's available.


Not to be rude, but it's called the dog park, or the beach or hikes or simply taking your dog for walks. If your dog is winded after 100 yards, do you really think that's fun for the dog?

I mean, I see yappy little dogs that live in houses that bark and pull controllably when I walk by with my dog. I think that dog would be a lot happier if its owner out in the time to properly socialize it, but it's not really my business.

A dog doesn't care what type of house it lives in. It will care if it's owner doesn't put in the time and effort for fun and exercise.
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