Dog friendly apartment or house

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azer
Joined: 7/1/14
Dog friendly apartment or house

Hello,

We just moved to KL and are now staying at the hotel. We'd like to find a place in Mont Kiara, but it seem very difficult to find a place that will accomodate our four-legged friend. Can anyone recommend any housing that will accept a dog? Or an agent who would be specialised in such gems ? (who knows)

Thanks

Rogier
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Hi Azer,

I live in Bangsar, most landlords have no issues with dog owners over here. Always try to find a Chinese landlord first, they are the most tolerant with dogs, than your second bet are the Indians. Malays will be a no no because of their religion.

Bangsar should also be a bit cheaper than Mont Kiara but it is not a gated community so safety is a bit less.

Your other bet will be Desa Park City. Very dog friendly, even some restaurants allow you to bring your dog, especially when it is a small/medium one. Desa Park city is an area like Mont Kiara with different sections and security and some of them allow you to have a dog. It depends of the landlord if they are fine with it, but most landlords are Chinese so don't expect to much hassle. Certain area's demand you to carry your dog instead of walking them on a leash, depends of the compound. I own a Great Dane so Desa Park city was not really an option for me because of that, but it's a great area and I like it more than Mont Kiara. Travel time to the city is pretty much the same.

Don't work about the agents, they will find you Smile Check the iProperty website and search for something you like, from there you can contact the agent and they are very quick in replying, even during the weekends. Avoid the young agents though, they can hardly you give you an answer to anything, and are only there to make some quick money. The older agents are the best from my experience.

Good luck!

azer
Joined: 7/1/14

Thanks !
I'll check both Bangsar and Desa Park City.

Which property website would you recommend ?
So far I've been using the ones I found most on Google : iProperty and PropertyGuru

Rogier
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azer wrote:

Thanks !
I'll check both Bangsar and Desa Park City.

Which property website would you recommend ?
So far I've been using the ones I found most on Google : iProperty and PropertyGuru

They are both fine, its all about getting in touch with agents and from there you ask them to bring you around. Just make sure that you're very specific of what you want and don't want. Sometimes they try there luck and you lose a lot of time. One time I asked them for a Terrace house, then they showed me around in a Town House, just because they didn't gave a crap.

Good luck!

Ibis Robinson (not verified)

We are about to move from Bukit Damansara to Mont Kiara. We have 2 large dogs. We were able to see several different types of housing options and were able to find a great new place. If you are not already working with a Realtor, I can certainly recommend the lady we dealt with:
She was very knowledgeable about the area and sympathetic to the fact that we own and love our dogs Smile Good luck!

RCP
Joined: 26/8/10

Anyone know of good pet boarding / pet minding services here in KL?

Rogier
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RCP wrote:

Anyone know of good pet boarding / pet minding services here in KL?

Yes, Ive 2 for dogs, not for cats. Drop me a PM and I'll share them with you. They both charge 50RM per night.

RCP
Joined: 26/8/10

Hey Rogier, trying to PM you but can't seem to find any PM function on expatypus....?!

Clicked on your name but no PM function either...

Rogier
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RCP wrote:

Hey Rogier, trying to PM you but can't seem to find any PM function on expatypus....?!

Clicked on your name but no PM function either...

I never enabled the email button in my profile so that explains why. I just enabled it and have dropped you an email as well.

Cheers.

RCP
Joined: 26/8/10

Thanks Rogier, I got your email. Must appreciated!

Rogier
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RCP wrote:

Thanks Rogier, I got your email. Must appreciated!

No problem mate, i hope its working out for you.

Rebecca (not verified)

Ibis Robinson, could you give me the contact details of the Realtor you dealt with?

Rogier
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Rebecca wrote:

Ibis Robinson, could you give me the contact details of the Realtor you dealt with?

Most landlords allow dogs, especially the Chinese, you don't need a special housing agent to get this done. Just let your housing agent know what you want and he/she will get the rest done.

I have done this twice now, and worked perfectly fine. It also helps if you move to a more International or non Muslim/Malay area, people are more tolerant towards dogs. Setia Alam or Bangsar are the two area's that I'm familiar with, but Puchong, Mont Kiara, Damansara, Kepong should be all fine and easy to find a landlord that's okay with dogs.

NIcholas (not verified)

does anyone knows any apartment that allows dog around kl or any other places that are close to the PutraLRT/StarLRT train station. my friend n her family has a dog and she would be moving within 6 months time. if you do know any apartments or places in general like wangsa maju for example, kindly leave a comment and if you`re a owner of any apartment looking to rent and is okay with having dogs in the apartment, do email me please. PS: the dog is well behave.

Rogier
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Tourist wrote:

does anyone knows any apartment that allows dog around kl or any other places that are close to the PutraLRT/StarLRT train station. my friend n her family has a dog and she would be moving within 6 months time. if you do know any apartments or places in general like wangsa maju for example, kindly leave a comment and if you`re a owner of any apartment looking to rent and is okay with having dogs in the apartment, do email me please. PS: the dog is well behave.

Wangsa Maju or any other part in Ampang is full with Malays who are Muslims. No way you find an apartment easily that allows dogs. Rule of thumb is that dogs are never allowed in apartments. When an apartment is full with Chinese like Puchong for example it's easier to get a dog in without anyone making noise.

So this is a difficult one, and they might want to look for landed property instead which is in general the same price as an apartment.

eunicelyh
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I too wish I could have a dog but yes....so very hard to find apartments that have that allowance.
I have heard though that Desa Parkcity is a very doggy friendly neighborhood...they even have a park that allows dogs! Erm...no LRTs though...

Rogier
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eunicelyh wrote:

I too wish I could have a dog but yes....so very hard to find apartments that have that allowance.
I have heard though that Desa Parkcity is a very doggy friendly neighborhood...they even have a park that allows dogs! Erm...no LRTs though...

Desa Park is overrated for residents. Very crowded and overpriced. Also the highway connections are not very good.

If you as a dog owner want to bring your dog to a restaurant you can do that in Desa Park which is cool. So I would just go there to have a stroll in the park with your dog and have some lunch.

Officially you can't unleash your dog there because it's not gated, but most people unleash there socialized dogs anyways. I haven't been there myself though, because I have heard bad stories about aggressive dogs.

LynneP
Joined: 13/12/17
Tourist wrote:

We are about to move from Bukit Damansara to Mont Kiara. We have 2 large dogs. We were able to see several different types of housing options and were able to find a great new place. If you are not already working with a Realtor, I can certainly recommend the lady we dealt with:
She was very knowledgeable about the area and sympathetic to the fact that we own and love our dogs Smile Good luck!

Hi could you please give me a contact number for the realtor you used as we are new in KL and need to find somewhere we can stay with our dog when she arrives. thanks