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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Want a Dog? It'll Cost You: Pet Rents Become the Latest Apartment Fad

Los Angeles (AP) - Mans best friend is taking a bite out of renters wallets.

Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost. Apartment managers nationwide say they require some safety net against pet damage, while others won't allow animals at all.

The rents and deposits pay for dog-poop picker-uppers, cleaning services and more, but some managers say they charge because they can. Many residents decry the move, arguing they are being bilked to keep their cats and canines.

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