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    Hello everyone,

    This might be a slightly strange question but hopefully someone may have some advice for me! I'm hoping that I'll be leaving for Exeter this September, the only problem is I'm planning to take my dog with me because of the fact my parents may be unable to look after her due to health issues.

    She's a small dog (terrier x corgi), friendly, well behaved (no barking, chewing, biting, scratching, etc) and 110% house trained. She's an older dog now and is quite happy to snuggle indoors most of the time. Is there student accommodation available in Exeter that allows dogs? I've been struggling to find any so if someone could point me in the right direction/give advice that would be great.

    Fortunately my older brother will take her if I really can't find anywhere it's just I'm concerned as she doesn't cope overly well with long periods of separation (she's been with me for the last eight years). Leaving her for just 10 days with my parents made her extremely anxious so I'm trying to think about what will be best for her.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    Hello everyone,

    This might be a slightly strange question but hopefully someone may have some advice for me! I'm hoping that I'll be leaving for Exeter this September, the only problem is I'm planning to take my dog with me because of the fact my parents may be unable to look after her due to health issues.

    She's a small dog (terrier x corgi), friendly, well behaved (no barking, chewing, biting, scratching, etc) and 110% house trained. She's an older dog now and is quite happy to snuggle indoors most of the time. Is there student accommodation available in Exeter that allows dogs? I've been struggling to find any so if someone could point me in the right direction/give advice that would be great.

    Fortunately my older brother will take her if I really can't find anywhere it's just I'm concerned as she doesn't cope overly well with long periods of separation (she's been with me for the last eight years). Leaving her for just 10 days with my parents made her extremely anxious so I'm trying to think about what will be best for her.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    PixieSmiles
    You absolutely will not be able to take a dog into any sort of halls, private or university owned.

    Most shared houses will also not allow you to keep a dog, especially as you won't know the people you're sharing with.

    Your best (probably only) option will be to find a private rental one bedroom flat (preferably with a small garden). However, the vast majority of landlords are not keen on pets and especially dogs for obvious reasons, so it will be very hard to find somewhere to keep her. You will likely have to pay a higher deposit as well.

    You obviously care a lot about your dog, but keeping a dog would be a real commitment at uni, as well as an extra expense. I think it might be best to let her go to your brother, at least for first year, and take things from there.
 
 
 
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