Breed Bigots stoop to new lows
March 3, 2012

We’re all familiar with the racist policies most apartment managers have these days. It’s difficult enough to find a complex that allows pets, but even when you do, they throw another hurdle at you: They either only permit icky “purse dogs” (One building has a 5lb weight limit on dogs. Good God. A hamster weighs more), or else they ban practically any breed worth owning. Recently, two local apartment corporations have stooped to new lows. Interestingly, both have complexes in Simi Valley – not a city know for its racial tolerance of people, let alone animals.

The worst offender is Sequoia Equities (They own Shadow Ridge and The Villas at Wood Ranch – and possibly others). Read just how psychotic their pet policy is: 

Yes, besides the usual victims, they even ban standard poodles, poodle mixes, basset hounds and ALL terriers save for Westies, Yorkies, and Jack Russells ( ehh, hate to tell them this, but Jack Russells can be very destructive dogs if kept in apartments). Even Dandie Dinmonts and fox terriers are banned!

But it just keeps getting dumber: one of their photos shows a dog snuggling with a cat. Interesting, the dog appears to be part German Shepherd – one of their banned breeds!!! Oh you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

Another silly one is Fairfield Residential. They own Rancho Corrales in a toney section of Simi (seedy??) Valley. Among other things, their policy forbids dogs younger than 1 year old and most of the usual victims of breed discrimination, plus dalmations, huskies, and St. Bernards. They even require written approval for a bird or a fish. After their extensive list of banned breeds, they finish by saying, “We reserve the right to add additional restricted breeds at any time.” So in other words, all dogs are banned.

It is bad enough we have to deal with the usual breeds being banned. But these two corporations stoop to new lows and they must be stopped NOW. They need to learn that dogs are going to be the least of their concerns.

READ THEIR POLICIES, Call them now and give them hell.

Sequoia Equities: 1987 Ridgegate Lane, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 328-3176 ‎

Fairfield Residential:

643 Country Club Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 | phone 866-847-3491

We welcome you and your best friend, too!

Looking for a new home for you and your pet? We are one of the few pet friendly communities in the area and enthusiastically welcome you and your pet (Some restrictions apply).

Pet Overview: Dogs and cats welcome. Your pet must be one year of age, have had health check and shots and be spayed or neutered. A signed animal addendum is required to be on file in our leasing office.

Deposit and Pet Rent: $500 deposit, $35 monthly pet rent

Additional Details: We also welcome your domestic pet if it is a bird or fish with written approval from our onsite management team. No reptiles or exotic animals please. Fish tanks are not to exceed 55 gallons.

Support Animals: If the animal is a service animal for a disabled person, pet deposits are not necessary and breed restrictions do not apply. A signed Letter Regarding Support Animals from a qualified professional verifying the need for the service animal along with proof of current rabies shots and licenses (if legally applicable) is required.

Breed Restrictions: We welcome all breeds of dogs at least one year old, except the following breed or mixed breed: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Chow, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Pit Bull Terriers*, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard and Wolf Dog Hybrids.* (including all Pit Bull breeds – American Pit Bull Terriers, American or Irish Straffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, Pit Bulls, American Bull Dogs, and Presa Canario.) We reserve the right to add additional restricted breeds at any time.