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Renting just about any apartment in San Francisco is no easy task. Dizzymaking prices, perpetually low housing inventory, and massive demand mean that landlords set the rules, and many aren't friends of Fifi. For pet-owning renters, finding a place to share with a cat or dog is becoming an ever-more-daunting feat, and sometimes it feels like there's no place to go but out of the city. Fortunately, the situation isn't completely dire, and many newer buildings are built to be pet friendly—some even with dog-walking services and pet spas on the premises. The bad news is that these new buildings are all market rate, so you won't find any rent-controlled apartments here. For that, your best bet is to stick with Craigslist (sorry), untick the boxes for cats and dogs, and call all the listings that don't expressly forbid pets. You might want to draft a pet resume, too.
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