Its a great question. When we bought our daughter her dog, we were a little concerned if the landlord would allow it in the apartment.
Well, he didn’t care. Neither did our second apartment landlord or our third house landlord. They loved to pet the dog – at least the second landlady – but they weren’t concerned in the least. In fact, we have friends who were renting an apartment, and their upstairs neighbors dogs were dropping bombs all over the common parking area – and the landlady didn’t even mind that. It got bad enough that they had to break the contract and move somewhere else.
So, it seems that, if anything, the landlords here in Cuenca border on being too lenient about pets – certainly not too strict. We have friends with pets who rent, and who’ve lived in a number of different homes and never had any trouble with the landlords.
In Canada, that’s a common landlord question: Any pets? But we’ve never been asked. The culture is much more laid back, much less up-tight than Canada.
Our experience has been with unfurnished homes. If I was renting a furnished place, I wouldn’t allow pets, but I don’t have experience here with furnished rentals. I’m sure that there are always exceptions, but if you have pets, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a great place to live here in Cuenca.
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