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My neighbours are hiding a dog

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user87382294757 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:09:48

We live in an apartment in an old building which is split into several others. Five in total.

In the lease it says we are not meant to have pets with four legs. We all have the same rules...recently a couple moved into the ground floor flat. They are letting the flat through an agency.

Last weekend we saw them walking a dog in the park and Dh says he has heard it also in their flat. We never see them going in and out with it though, wonder if they usually take it our after dark or when no-one else around!

IfIShouldFallFromGraceWithGod Sat 20-Jul-19 12:11:04

I wouldn't do anything. I feel for people in rented having to give up their pets

flossie86 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:11:52

Maybe the dog has 3 legs

Breastfeedingworries Sat 20-Jul-19 12:12:47

I’m struggling to find somewhere which allows my dog sad please leave them be unless you suspect poor treatment of the animal.

user87382294757 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:13:05

We aren't going to do / say anything. It seems quite quiet, cockapoo type dog? Thought it might be quite hard for them though keeping it secret.

Nanny0gg Sat 20-Jul-19 12:13:18

Is it causing you a problem?

WouldHAVEcouldHAVEshouldHAVE Sat 20-Jul-19 12:14:02

flossie grin

Yellowweatherwarning Sat 20-Jul-19 12:15:12

Maybe they are pet sitting for a short time?
Yabu to give any fucks tbh..

Leakinglikeacolander Sat 20-Jul-19 12:15:46


NailsNeedDoing Sat 20-Jul-19 12:16:04

I would let the agency know. There's a good reason why landlords don't want pets, especially in flats, these people are taking the piss.

akmum18 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:16:04

I agree with the others keep quiet, they may have had to move there with no other option and it’s not nice having to give up your pet particularly if it’s because someone ‘grassed’ on you, if you haven’t seen them go in and out with it could they just be dog walkers?

Greyhound22 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:16:47

Don't do anything.

It could be devastating for them if they have to give it up. If it's causing you no problem ignore.

Bookworm4 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:17:05

Leave them be, it’s very difficult to find pet friendly homes to rent, it might be temporary.

Whosorrynow Sat 20-Jul-19 12:18:07

I would say something because if they have a secret dog other people will start getting secret dogs

user87382294757 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:19:09

We run the management committee and might be tricky if any of the other flats mention it. Guess would need to tell the agency then. otherwise will let sleeping dogs lie wink

smartcarnotsosmartdriver Sat 20-Jul-19 12:20:18

I hid a cat in a rented flat, she was (is) one of the absolute best things in my life and I would have been distraught if I had to get rid of her. We found it really difficult to get rented accommodation that allowed pets. We own now so we're fine. If it's not causing you an issue then it's up to them to decide what's best. I agree that they might find it difficult to keep the secret but that's on them.

Whosorrynow Sat 20-Jul-19 12:21:23

It's not just landlords that don't want pets in flats other residents don't want the nuisance of pets that are kept in unsuitable housing
Even if you own the flat there may be a clause in the lease which prohibits certain pets

SayNoToCarrots Sat 20-Jul-19 12:22:01

That's such a weird rule - so you are allowed a budgie but not a hamster?

Pinktinker Sat 20-Jul-19 12:22:15

Maybe the dog has 3 legs


I wouldn’t say a thing.

LannieDuck Sat 20-Jul-19 12:22:40

Are you sure they have a dog?! Love that both of these threads are going at the same time grin

escapade1234 Sat 20-Jul-19 12:22:55

My hairdresser has just bought a dog - the thing arrived from Russia with a dog nanny! He keeps it secretly in his flat. I think it’s a really bad thing to do when you’ve been specifically told no pets.

makingmammaries Sat 20-Jul-19 12:28:54

Is this the reverse of the thread about the batshit neighbours who complain of a non-existent dog?

Cyberworrier Sat 20-Jul-19 12:29:32

Unless it affects you I wouldn’t do anything. That said, I do think people are unreasonable to move into a flat that doesn’t allow pets with a dog. When we rented, we just looked at pet friendly properties. I am annoyed by our neighbours who have a dog and haven’t told their landlord as it keeps trying to get through the rubbish old garden fence owned by their LL to our dog (not in a friendly way) and we can’t complain about the state of the fence without dobbing them in about the secret dog. It puts neighbours in a really awkward position.

HollowTalk Sat 20-Jul-19 12:33:25

Oh no, are you the neighbour who wrote to an OP of another thread about her non-existent dog?

Whosorrynow Sat 20-Jul-19 12:37:18

If you have a pet then you should stick to pet-friendly properties, if other people abide by the rules then why can't you?

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