So does owning, when I had a house, our neighbors were psychotic. Ask anyone. They roped their yard with stakes and string. You cant have your crazy homeowner neighbors kicked out either.
Out of all of my looking, I've only found a few places, that *gasp* take pets. The first one was comparable to where I live now. A fourplex, garage, 2 bedroom, 3 floors, pets, 4 miles from work....wait for it....$975 a month. Now, I live in a bubble here in my little corner of the world, so I dunno bout ya'll's rent, but here, that is insanely overpriced. It wasn't even new!
The second place didn't have any available that took pets. I saw an available apartment, like 1 mile from work, and it was perfect. I think they think you will just get rid of your pets or something. Hello? I don't HAVE to move. I can afford to be picky. Which also doesn't help. Because I have what I want now, if I could only move it. (did I mention my landlord is in New Jersey?)
The third place? Almost sealed the deal. I am currently on my fourth year renting, therefore I can leave with 30 days notice. Meaning, last week when I found a place I thought might be "it" I would have had to have paid my rent, turned in my notice, and moved out in October. But, I had 3 days to make this monumental decision. Yea. Monumental. It was 10 miles from work. Condo-like, fireplace, had a loft, plus 2 bedrooms, washer/dryer (I could sell mine!) secured entrance, the backyard is woods (like now!), garage (it was detached though) and they took a dog and a cat. (yes "a cat"...so I have three more?...) It was still, way smaller than where I am now (1095 sq so I'm thinking I have around 1500?)
*enter dream sequence*
One day I'm going to have a big farm house and all my worries will be over. And, I can have as many damn cats as I can afford to feed and care for. And a goat, and a llama, and sheep, and dogs, and bunnies, and even a pig if I want. And I'm even going to have a maid, an ugly one that the man would never go for, but isn't too fat she can still clean the floors. Yes, he can live there too since I'm nuts about him. I'm going to retire and still be madly in love, and able to chase the old man around, since now I'm taking glucosamine and my joints will hold up pretty well.
*end dream sequence*