OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Friday, September 19

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QUESTION: Does anyone who's on co-op have a cat? How do you manage moving so frequently?

(I realllyyyy want to get a cat, but I'm worried that it would be impractical)

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  1. My cat is staying with my parents until I graduate and have a more permanent place. We don't think it'd be good for him to be in a different setting every 4 months, especially since if he were to get out he'd be totally lost and I'd likely never get him back.

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  2. Yes. Tabs received a co-op job at Amazon with me. Apparently he blew away the other applicants.

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  3. My sister experienced this, it is extremely impractical and greatly limits the kinds of places you can live at.

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    1. It's actually against housing rules to tell someone they can't live in that particular place due to a pet

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    2. Yep, unless they're casuing damage or allergies to a roommate, no matter what the lease says, you can have a pet.

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    3. @3a and 3b.

      Maybe for full leases, but if you are subletting the person renting you the room can say pretty much whatever they want legal or not.

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  4. Ok ok. Its great you want a cat. Yay cats! However you have signed up to move every four months for five years. This is the wrong time to get a cat. It will make it harder to move and most importantly its really hard on the cat. What if you have to move to the u.s.? Or bc? What then? Its against tenant rights to say you cant have a pet if youre renting a house-you should check if this is the same for renting a room. You might have to always get apartments. Its also not a good idea to lie to your landlord because if someone is allergic you can get kicked out or your cat gets kicked out

    Im all for having a cat. But i have been through co-op and this is really, really not the time. Its so irresponsible.

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    1. This. It's not just about roommates and leases. Get a cat when you have a stable home for it.

      If you want cat time on co-op, go volunteer at the humane society or make a friend whose cat(s) you can visit.

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  5. Replace Cat with Significant Other and you have the story of my life.

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  6. It's a cat it's not an obese cow that won't move.

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