* I know about the bias that exists among landlords regarding pit bulls. After moving to California a few years ago, I searched for weeks for a rental that would allow me to keep my two rescue mutts, Reeses (named by my youngest, after the candy bar) and Rover Jo (named by me — die-hard Muppet fans will get it).
After a landlord told me he didn’t have breed restrictions, I had to tell him that my pit mix Jo was a “terrier mix” —- which is technically true — because hearing from a neighbor that she was a pit bull had sent the landlord into an eviction-seeking tailspin. I bought a house a few months later, and all’s right with the world now.
Having had the aforementioned experience, I was thrilled to learn of Kara Montalbano, who’s looking for employed, responsible tenants for her Rhode Island home. Oh, yeah, there’s one more stipulation. Ideally, her new tenants will have pit bulls.
“If they don’t,” Montalbano told the Huffington Post, “I know they won’t have a problem finding another place to live, and I will wish them luck. I prefer renters with pit pulls because I know how hard it is to find a place to live with one, for no reason other than the ignorance and labels.”
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