Trending: No Pet, No Lease — This Place Doesn't Just Allow Dogs, It Requires Them

You want a unit in a highly desired 12-unit complex? You better bring Fido along in the rare event of a vacancy.

CBS screenshot of a sign in front of Judy Guth's North Hollywood apartment house that mandates pets as a condition for lease.
CBS screenshot of a sign in front of Judy Guth's North Hollywood apartment house that mandates pets as a condition for lease.
By Penny Arévalo

We've all heard of apartment houses that don't allow pets. But one landlord in North Hollywood won't let you rent from her unless you have a pet.

You read correctly. No pet. No lease.

Judy Guth has owned her 12-unit apartment house for some 40 years, CBS Los Angeles reports. And it's been the same since the beginning. You don't even have to pay a security deposit. 

Instead, you get brand new carpeting, reports the LA Daily News

Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

In the event of an untimely pet passing, Guth has even been known to accompany a tenant to the shelter to select a new four-legged companion, says the Daily News

A sign out front modestly says, "'A Nice Place to Live' with Pets."

Contacted by several members of the media, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office says there's no law against mandating pets. 

Guth, 84, told CBS she's willing to sell the property -- but only if they continue the tradition of keeping it pets-only. 
Cris March 01, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Hey Marty, have you ever heard the saying if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything ;) Maybe you need to try it!! You have issues dude. Go see a shrink!! Or better yet, go back to your country.....;)
steve March 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Alek is what us old-timers used to call a "flamer". He's just trying to incite a reaction and that is what some of you are responding to. The point of the article appears to be that this nice old lady rents to pet-owners-only because of the perceived value that pet ownership imbues the human with care-giving characteristics which would then fall over into the way they treat the rental property. Or she simply likes animals. In either case, it is a bit refreshing.
Alek J Hidell March 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM
"pet ownership imbues the human with care-giving characteristics"....wrong. it imbues the human with a sense of power as his slave animal must rely upon his master for food. These are your captive children proxies and you can do what yo want with them; they have no rights.--plus you french kiss them after they lick their rectums of fecal globs and pinworms. Enjoy life in a kennel, freaks.
Paul Shafer March 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM
My cat keeps me as her pet.
steve March 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM
I find that a common trait with many cats. They condescend to let us live with them, feed them and otherwise attend to their every need ... under constant threat of being ignored. When they want attention, they want it NOW. When they want food, they want it NOW. When they want to be left alone, you get growled at (unless you scruff them firmly behind the head). And when it's time for bed they sit there and talk at you constantly until you give up and shut off the computer and come to bed. It's almost like being married.


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