Pet Unfriendly Landlords in Hoboken

1/21/2011:

Is Hoboken really a pet friendly city?

Pet ownership in Hoboken can be quite the divisive subject. Some folks have issues with dog poop or dangerous Pit Bulls with irresponsible owners, while there are plenty of upstanding dog-lovers (like myself with the 411 Mascot Oscar), humane societies, and even dog-related events like Halloween Parades!

However, one new Hoboken resident is miffed by the lack of pet-friendly apartments to choose from in town.

Can anyone give her a logical explanation as to why?

Anti Pet Sentiment in Hoboken

“I’ve read your site since moving to Hoboken for everything Hoboken. I’m very curious to why Hoboken rentals/landlords are so anti-pets?

I mean if someone who doesn’t live here visits Hoboken, you would assume this is a pet friendly town. You have the animal hospital, numerous pet stores, parks etc…. but in reality it’s not.

I find it when one is looking for rentals here it has become a nightmare when one is looking for an apartment if you are a pet owner, especially towards dogs. I moved here from Manhattan and I find NYC to be more Pet friendly. I mean even some of the most luxurious buildings in the city are Pet friendly, while most of the rentals in Hoboken are not!

Many apartments here are way too expensive, but some of them are run down and old, and they have the nerve to discriminate against Pets?

I can understand if you don’t want certain breeds or sizes but all pets, that is ridiculous! Some landlords are even asking cat owners to de-claw their cats. Ha! De-clawing cats is illegal in Europe because they think it’s inhumane.

Anyway,at least in the city there might be weight or breed restrictions but at least they are not so anti-pets. Anyway, now I’m thinking of moving back to the city.”

Hoboken411 Mascot says: “Grrrrr!”

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16 Comments on "Pet Unfriendly Landlords in Hoboken"


mooshu
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mooshu
5 years 3 months ago
I haven’t met anti-pet landlords because, in the past, we’ve specifically searched for apartments that were pet-friendly. We did that even when we didn’t have a pet yet! The apartment that we live in now, we’ve lived in for nearly five years and it allows small pets. This made it easy for us to welcome a pup home when we were ready. Can’t expect every apartment to be pet-friendly or kid-friendly. Some people are allergic to animals. And as far as our residence is concerned, no kids have lived here for maybe a hundred years! I think a balance needs… Read more »
flowerglow
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flowerglow
5 years 3 months ago
I think the only reason landlord don’t discriminate against people with kids it’s because of the law.Hoboken is actually not that cheaper than Manhattan,maybe other towns in Hudson county.I live in Hoboken and I’m not looking forward to look for another apartment because it’s a pain when you own dogs in Hoboken.My dog is only 5lbs but Hoboken landlord seems to discriminate against dogs period.I’m thinking of just moving to NYC since I can find an easier pet friendlier apartment for the over pricey rent I’m paying now in Hoboken.The only thing Hoboken have going is the convenience of being… Read more »
nacholibre
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nacholibre
5 years 3 months ago
After living in my building for three years, and a big lab mix, I have decided that it should be false advertising if “pet friendly” means I have to pay an extra $50 a month in “pet rent”. If the $50 is to cover wear and tear then what is the point of my 1.5 months deposit. I think it is simply a revenue generating scam. My dog (1) does not cause any damage to my apt. or common areas, (2) is 100x quieter than my neighbors and the little booger-eaters, (3) is home less than most residents. Why stop… Read more »
homeworld
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5 years 3 months ago
I agree that smokers cause a lot more problems than dog owners. [quote comment=”202418″]After living in my building for three years, and a big lab mix, I have decided that it should be false advertising if “pet friendly” means I have to pay an extra $50 a month in “pet rent”. If the $50 is to cover wear and tear then what is the point of my 1.5 months deposit. I think it is simply a revenue generating scam. My dog (1) does not cause any damage to my apt. or common areas, (2) is 100x quieter than my neighbors… Read more »
nacholibre
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nacholibre
5 years 3 months ago

And that is just the quality of life argument. My dog is definitely not going to burn down a building and displace a dozen families.[quote comment=”202437″]I agree that smokers cause a lot more problems than dog owners.

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Craig-D
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Craig-D
5 years 3 months ago

Most of the larger corporate owned buildings allow pets at an added cost. It’s the individual units owned by mom and pop landlords that will tend to have a no-pet policy. There are thus tons of pet-friendly units in town. One can always take matters into their own hands by buying their home instead of renting. That way you don’t have someone telling you what you can and cannot do in your own home.

bwe790
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bwe790
5 years 3 months ago

I had a problem when I first moved here finding a place that allowed a big dog, I have a 75 pound Lab Mix, just not a fan of toy dogs. I did find a bunch on craigslist, however, many that I found were way out of my price range. I have a decent size 1 bedroom now, it’s not a work of art, but it allows dogs and keeps me outta the cold. I dread having to move and find another spot that allows big dogs. I think the bigger challenge is for those with dogs over 35 lbs.

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