I am desperately searching for an affordable dog-friendly apartment (3.5 or 4.5) in the NDG area of Montreal. Many places say pets allowed, but then they specifically say NO DOGS when asked. I am a student at the Loyola campus of Concordia in NDG so it would be preferable to stay in this area, but I would be willing to go somewhat outside of NDG area if near public transport. Does anyone know of any dog-friendly living arrangements around here?
Check with La régie du logement du Québec. A friend told me that legally a landlord cannot forbid you to have a dog. You may be better not saying anything but then, relations with the landlord may be more difficult if you start on that basis.
My own landlord is having a dispute on that basis, he has a toy dog his landlord elsewhere says he can't have and he's contesting it. However it's been part of a legal saga that's been going on for a few months now.