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  1. 9th Storey Apartment

    Just on another note. My husband and I own a couple of apartments for investment and I am on the body corp. committee. Last week we had an annual general meeting and one of the members whose neighbours above her says she can hear the dog most of the day barking and whining. She has spoken to the the owners and of course, they didn't realise. Generally, apartments do not cater for dogs as homes do with a garden for the dog. Personally, I think it's unfair to have a dog in an apartment as there is not of outside places said dog can go whilst alone for the day. The regulation the Victorian Govt has passed allowing tenants to have dogs in rented properties has not been thought out very well. Having said that. we have just rented out a brand new town house to a family of 5 with a golden retriever, but the difference is there is garden space, unlike an apartment.
  2. 9th Storey Apartment

    Rural Pug. Body corporate comes into this. You cannot make exterior changes without permission such as what you suggest with raising the height of the balustrade incorporating the methods you suggested. Unfortunately, with body corporate, there are many rules and regulations that need to be adhered to by all residents.
  3. Thistle, I am a landlord and have allowed pets in properties that my husband and I own (in partnership with the banks). Currently, one of our properties has 2 dachshunds, the other tenant in the same complex has a cat, and has just signed a lease for another 12 months which makes it 3 years, and our brand new townhouse has a family of 5 with a Golden Retriever, so we must be doing something right. I'm very wary about this new proposed legislation which, in all reality is more favourable towards the tenant. For instance, the tenant is allowed to do minor alterations without the consent of the landlord. What is defined as minor? This proposed legislation together with the huge increases in Land Tax, and council rates in Victoria anyway will force investors to sell up their properties which in turn will create a shortage of rentals. Then the Government will have issues in with people unable to rent because of lack of housing. We have been very fortunate with our tenants, because our agent does thorough checks on the tenants and so he should. Most of the time, I wouldn't know my tenant if I bumped into him/her in the street, as I don't want to be involved with them. That's what the agent gets paid for.
  4. Ades, saying that there is no lease because the previous tenant hasn't moved out yet is nonsense. On application and if accepted, a lease is signed and bond money and 1 month's rental is paid to the agent to secure the property. We had a situation where a brand new townhouse we just finished building was on the rental market. A family of 5 with a Golden Retriever applied and came out on top. Paid all the fees to rent including 2 months bond even though they were not moving in until 4 weeks later, but were expected to so the property is secured for them. The rental was only paid to us on the day they took the property over and their lease began. You have to do what you feel is right in your heart but just saying, I think you are being strung along.
  5. 361 golden retrievers

    So many gorgeous dogs but what did stand out to me were so many overweight gorgeous ones there were.
  6. Vets and lack of knowledge

    Several years ago, when Benson, a mini schnauzer had just gotten over a bout of pancreatitis and my vet suggested Hills diet even though she knew I raw fed. I was walking past a vet surgery with him and entered on the pretence I wanted to weigh him with the vet nurse's blessing and then got into a conversation regarding the commercial foods for pancreatic dogs. I mentioned that I was strongly resisting commercial as against fresh raw feeding. Out pops the vet from the back room and questions me, (with hands on hips). Do you want your dog to die? He was told in no uncertain manner what a stupid question he just asked. I contacted a holistic vet having resigned myself to the fact that if it had to be commercial food, then so be it. This new vet, bless her, modified his existing raw diet and Benson went on to live another 6 years. Just goes to show, that even some vets don't know the real answers and perhaps don't want to as there is money to be made. Coincidentally I with the blessing of my vet, I don't vaccinate beyond puppy shots, but do have them titred every 2 years. Jasper who has now gone to the bridge still had immunity up until he passed.
  7. Just curious

    Didn't think of that. Our family has always gone for the male pups
  8. Just curious

    This is a question that I am curious about. I have often seen breeders advertise their puppies for sale as limited registration, which means they are to be purchased as a family pet. Why then are in some cases, the female puppies more expensive than the male puppies?
  9. Dog owners urged to keep dogs on lead following attack

    Even though I have miniature schnauzers, they are not 'allowed' to get away with bad behaviour just because of their size. It's absolutely not an excuse. In my life time, I have had many different breeds, starting as a child, pekingese up to great danes at different times. Now I suppose I have downsized. I find it abhorrent that owners of small breed dogs think it cute or funny when their dogs go for it.The owner of the small dog in question has a lot to answer for. Because of this behaviour, there are now two dogs dead. I hope that if in the future, they have another dog they will they have learnt a lesson, even though it was the hard way.
  10. Expose into Dog Food on The 7.30 Report

    My philosophy is and I often ask canned and dry food feeders if they would like to have processed food day in and day out. Raw, fresh and natural in my house for fur and human residents.
  11. Can I lock a dog in a small room?

    But, just by asking, it means that you are thinking about the possibility of yet another 'experiment' that is doomed to fail.
  12. Oscar

    I'm so sorry to hear of Oscar's passing. It's hard to let go but at least with our beloved animals we have the right to make this choice even though it still hurts like hell. Be assured you did the most compassionate act of love for your boy. RIP Oscar.
  13. Stolen puppies

    Puppies found in Glen Iris this morning. A man around 40 is being questioned
  14. Stolen puppies

    Shouldn't they still be with mum?
  15. Stolen puppies

    A friend of mine is looking to buy an oodle and let me tell you, the puppies she's looking at are priced higher than my mini schnauzer from a well known reputable breeder. Go figure.
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