Looking for rental - Should I stop disclosing that I have a cat?
About my cat:
Adult female, spayed, uses her scratching pad and litter box. Lazy and quiet.
Usually this is how it goes
1.) Look up ad on Kijiji
2.) Text or email owner that I'm interested. Disclose cat as a courtesy
3.) Then one of three things happens. I'll go from most to least common
- radio silence
- simple rejection
- nebulous allergy claim
Now in Ontario it is a courtesy to inform a landlord about pets, since they cannot enforce a lease banning them. I am strongly considering suspending this courtesy in light of the fact that it seems to never go unpunished. I frankly feel like having a pet is pretty common. In fact, of all my friends and relatives, every single one of them has a pet. I don't want to live in a ghetto because I have a cat.
How would you proceed?
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