What If My Landlord Starts Prohibiting Pets?

Anyone who loves dogs may not love them so much when they're barking next door. With thin walls and little or no space for pets to run, renting with pets - especially in an apartment - isn't easy. And landlords who do allow them typically tag on an extra "pet deposit" for the extra wear and tear.

If your lease allows for a dog, and the landlord decides mid-lease to start prohibiting dogs, you can still legally keep your pet because rental terms can't be changed mid-lease. But...