Moving with dogs
Hey! We are moving to St. Thomas in 8 months and are wondering how difficult/easy it is to find accommodation with a pet. Our dog is a 30 pound Carolina dog. Also, I have read that some locals don't like dogs and leave out poison for them. I'm not sure if that is true but if you can provide any additional info it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance
It's not impossible but best bet is to come down yourself first, stay somewhere temporarily and then find a place to live before sending for the dog. Poisoning isn't unheard of but isn't the norm and particularly not when you keep your dog properly enclosed in a fenced yard. Good luck.
Even though I;m on STX it wasnt all that hard. Find a place 1st though. Even though you didnt ask. Check with your airline as there are heat embargos and restrictions on certian breeds.
I didn't mention the heat/flight restrictions because the OP mentioned 8 months from now which would be in December when that wouldn't be an issue.
Come first and find a rental as many landlords like to meet the animals, if inclined to rent to people with animals. Many charge a pet deposit as well. Many won't rent to people with animals.
My tenants for my rental house, came first, found a suitable rental (mine) without their 2 dogs. I was unable to meet the dogs prior to renting them the property but I requested a temperament letter from their Vet as they are Great Danes and are the size of small horses, sweet ones, however.
Many landlords seem to prefer smaller dogs and it really depends if you are renting an apt. with other tenants and animals or have landlords living on site or if you are renting a single family home. It's hard to find a temporary/short term rental that allows pets. So bring pics and a letter from your Vet regarding temperament, if you do a pre-move visit. If you can find someplace with a fenced yard, that would be the best as homes can be close to roads, you can run the risk of having your animal run over, attacked by stray dogs and other things if not kept an eye on and if they are allowed to wander.
as they are Great Danes.
all Danes, great and regular are welcome!!
If you are a lazy pet owner and let your dogs wander the neighborhood, you will have problems with your neighbors. It has nothing to do with "locals". Some people may leave rat poison or some kind of random chemical like anti freeze sitting around, but nobody is setting random traps for dogs that might come around.