Lawmakers are contemplating whether to create new rights against rental and housing discrimination for New Hampshire pet owners. But landlords have raised objections.
A bill by Rep. Ellen Read, a Newmarket Democrat, would make it illegal for landlords or those selling or leasing homes to bar pet owners from renting or buying, with some exceptions.
The bill, House Bill 1391, would prohibit landlords and others from making an oral or written inquiry into the animal companion of any person” looking to rent or buy, and it would ban “no-pets” notices on listings and prevent evictions because of pet ownership.
The legislation would also not allow landlords to draw up rules based on the animal’s breed, size or appearance.
But it would let them establish pet deposits for their tenants, mandate sterilizations of the animals, and impose rules around sanitation, noise control and safety.
The New Hampshire Humane Society, which supports the bill, says it would mitigate what can be unforgiving conditions for pet owners amid high rents and a tight housing market. Seventy percent of renters in the U.S. have pets, the Society said, and pets are frequently given up to shelters because of housing or renting issues.
“We support any legislation that helps keep pets in homes,” said Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director of the Humane Society. “We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing.”
But landlords said the proposed statute could lead to messy, unsanitary or unhealthy conditions with little recourse, and raised concerns around future tenants or neighbors with animal allergies. And they objected to the ban on making inquiries ahead of the lease agreements as an impingement on the First Amendment.
Testimony on the bill has been postponed to a later date.
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Are you and Fido ready to hit the road and make some memories? Adventures with a beloved canine companion can quickly go downhill without preparation. Here’s how to ensure you and your pooch will not only have the best of times, you won’t overspend in the process.
to Ease Travel
A few well-chosen accessories can go a long
way toward ensuring you and your dog stay comfortable and safe throughout your
travels. There are bowls specially designed to collapse so meals
and storage are easy-breezy, and car seat covers to protect your vehicle from
hair, muddy paws, slobber, and any unexpected accidents.
When it comes to keeping your sidekick in his
seat, choose a restraint that is fitting for your dog’s size
and personality type. If you have a small dog who isn’t overly active, a
booster seat or safety harness could be perfect. Bigger dogs can also enjoy the
freedom and safety of a harness, and active dogs can benefit from a carrier or
For the accessories you and Fido need, stretch
your travel budget by shopping online and using offers such as Ebates
coupons and discount codes from your favorite retailers. You can
apply the funds you save toward your and your dog’s fun.
to Go, Things to Do
Strange as it is to some of us, there are
places that don’t welcome dogs. With that in mind, long before you pack Fido’s
bags, do some research to ensure you and your pooch are heading somewhere
you’ll both enjoy. And for those times you need to leave your dog alone, make
arrangements for a trustworthy pet sitter to take care of your traveling companion. It’ll
ease your mind knowing someone is tending him, rather than worrying that he’s
There are dog-friendly destinations far and
wide for nearly anything that suits your fancy. If ocean waves, sands, and
seagulls beckon, Travel + Leisure notes there are some outstanding dog-friendly beaches, such as the dog beach in
Florida’s Fort Myers, Jekyll Island Beach in Georgia, and Topsail Beach in
North Carolina. Exploring national parks can be big fun as well, but
make sure you do some checking because some are more dog-friendly than others.
More in the mood for urban adventures? Look to cities like Chicago, Seattle, or Denver.
Finding places that encourage your pooch to be himself will ensure you make the
most of every moment.
When booking lodging, make reservations with
pet-friendly hotels or vacation rentals. Websites like Expedia make it super
simple to find the accommodations you want since you can search by
pet-friendliness, and on top of that, joining their rewards
program can stretch your budget.
You might be surprised to learn you don’t need
to do all the driving when you reach your destination. You can save money by
using public transportation in many locations; just
verify restrictions before you and your pooch climb aboard, since some systems
require a carrier.
Along those same lines, it’s important to be
conscientious of other travelers throughout your journey. If you and your dog
are planning potentially muddy outings, like to a dog
park or on hiking trails, bring along a paw washing device to tidy
up before you hop into a bus, board a train, or re-enter your hotel. For
example, the Dexas Mudbuster is small, convenient, and
affordable, and you can explore their current offers
to make the most of your money.
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Planning a getaway with your dog needn’t be
complex or expensive. Accessorize appropriately, make arrangements in
dog-friendly places, and grab a few gadgets to make comings and goings a
breeze. With these smart strategies, you and your best friend will have a
A puppuccino at Starbucks? I don’t know about that but I sure just love this
Pooch! That said, the Pooch Craze is
taking on a momentum. According to the APPA (American Pet Product
Association), the pet industry has grown more than threefold in the last
20 years, from $23 billion in 1998 to $72 billion in 2018.
Accordingly, Corporate America is responding by offering pet perks such as veterinary insurance as an employee benefit, take-your-dog-to work days, and in some cases, “paw-ternity leave” and “fur-ternity leave” (paid time off for newly adopted pets). Housing developments are now even including dog play spaces and grooming salons, and wash areas. Haven’t you noticed that many hotels now provide pet-friendly accommodation? How about the pet friendly skies? My, how things have changed in the last forty years or so!
Pet parents (vs pet owners)? Yep. Here’s some new lingo: Fur parents with fur babies, and fur grandbabies?
As younger folks are waiting longer to have children
or not, they’re adding furbabies to their new families!
Many say that their pets give them so much without
expecting a return. Oh, and there’s nothing like a tail wagging pooch greeting
you at the door when you return home from a long day at work!
In a recent article by ELLEN CHANDLER The Bulletin,
Cases of dogs poisoned by marijuana rising where drug is legal.
Veterinarians in Oregon say they have seen a serious increase in marijuana toxicity cases, usually in dogs, since recreational use of the drug was legalized. Many of the cases involve edible marijuana products, but a “little, tiny quantity — in some cases maybe a quarter of a gram, a tenth of a gram — can cause severe signs in some animals,” says veterinarian Adam Stone…
…So what to do if a dog gets high? Nitschelm and Stone advise pet owners to call their vet if it is still close to the time of ingestion, and induce vomiting according to the vet’s instructions. Waiting until the full effects of THC kick in means the pet may be too sedate to safely induce vomiting.
Once the toxin is out of the animal, take it immediately to the nearest open vet clinic.
“The typical treatment is inducing vomiting and then you give an anti-nausea medication to keep them from vomiting overnight,” Stone said.
The article also points out that “other common toxins that vets have treated recently include drugs such as ibuprofen, which can cause liver damage, kidney damage, even brain damage, and acetaminophen, which is fatal to cats.
Garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, dark chocolate and macadamia nuts are also toxic to dogs”.