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How difficult is it to get a puppy while living in an apartment?
Firstly, hello! I'm not (yet) a Hav parent, but am already appreciative of this great forum and your wonderful community.
I've been doing a ton of research, and am hoping to get a Hav puppy in a few months. I will be moving to an apartment soon and starting a new job, and am hoping for a Hav as a companion once I'm all settled in. However, I'm really stressing out over whether or not my plans are possible! Here are my questions:
1. When I apply, should I just let them know "I am planning on getting a puppy soon after moving in"? I've heard that I can do things like get renters insurance that covers pets, agree to go to obedience classes, etc, are there any other things that could help? I want to prepare myself to make every application count, since I know pet-friendly apartments are few and far between to begin with!
2. Is it common for leases to not allow puppies under a certain age? I've heard of leases requiring puppies to be over six months, is that common?
3. From the breeder's perspective, will I have trouble looking like a good potential Hav parent if I live in an apartment? I'm prepared to take my puppy out ten times a day if necessary, of course, is there anything I can do to make myself a better candidate for adoption?
4. How far in advance should I contact a breeder? I am hoping to get the puppy about three months from now, would it be reasonable to start talking to a breeder now?
Thanks in advance! Feel free to give me any other advice you may have for my situation, it's much appreciated!