Two dogs, Minnie and Daisy, both mixed breed dogs. Then I have a horse that stays on my mom's small farm.
Why not go the safer route and get an aquarium and some fish. You could use it to help teach your kids responsibility and the joys of owning a pet. It sucks you're not able to have a dog or cat; but, I know a lot of apartments are getting restrictive of that because they don't like the expenses of paying to fix damages they cause.I don't have any pets. I can't have dogs or cats at my apartment. I agreed when I signed the lease. But they did say I could get an Iguana or a snake. Those pets are fine. My ex wife had a dog that we fought about all of the time. She loved it. But it used to shit everywhere in the house and I wanted it gone. She promised to house break it and failed. I finally got rid of her dog. But she never got over it.
It sucks you're not able to have a dog or cat
You're not kidding, I used to think the same thing. They never punished renters with young children like that, when kids are just as likely to cause damage to a rental 'unit'. They can also cause damage to other units, the property and other renters' property. It seemed really unfair, especially when they didn't even try to accommodate pet owners by adding places for pets to be let out off leash nor did they have readily accessible poop receptacles.I can get a dog and a cat. They'll make me pay a 300 dollar pet deposit and then they'll raise my rent by a 100 dollars just for having either one. For every cat or dog I have, they add on 100 more dollars to the rent. I just didn't feel that was in my best interest lol. If anything I feel like they punish renters for having pets with those fees.
They never punished renters with young children like that, when kids are just as likely to cause damage to a rental 'unit'.