Pet policy flexiblity and listing agent woes. Advise please!Hi everyone,I am in a bit of a dilemma here. Let me give a few details:My husband and I are looking to rent. We are planning to stay away from apartments and would prefer a house, although a decent town house is not out of the question.Back in August, we found a lovely lake house that was within our price range. I sent an inquiry to the listing agent who responded with the standard "just contact me if you want to set up a showing".So here is our problem. We have a dog, and the listing states no pets allowed. I've been doing some reading and it seems that some people have been successful in convincing the homeowners that their dog wouldn't cause any problems...so I replied to the listing agent saying we'd love to come look, but we have a dog, would the homeowners be open at all to negotiating on that? And whadya know, the guy never replied to me. I gave him a call after a few days and left a voicemail follow up, and he never called me back.A few days ago, I noticed the home dropped in price by $100 (it's been on the market 90 days now)! I can't help but think to myself we were perfectly willing to pay the higher price plus MORE for our dog to cover whatever issues they might think he would cause (which would be 0, he's old and arthritic!). I had my husband call the guy and also a friend and no response for them either.Is there any other way we can get ahold of someone to find out more about the pet policy? Did the listing agent just completely write me off when I mentioned a pet? I am really disappointed he couldn't even bother to write back quickly "sorry there is no flexibility on the pet policy", if that's even the case!I've heard of buyer's agents, but I don't know if these would help in a rental situation.We are seeing another agent for a different house but from the same listing agency. Would it be alright to ask him about this other property?Any help is appreciated!October 18 2012 - Minneapolis00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.