I have a pet friendly apartment rental, and I have a 6 year old red heeler. I recently decided to have my girlfriend move in with me, and she has a mutt and a cat, and has had both for a very long time. The problem is that there is a two pet policy with the landlord, which is corporate and probably won't make exceptions. I have a good relationship with my landlord - 4 years total renting, always on time with rent (except once), no issues. We're planning on just putting the dog on there and paying an additional deposit and rent. I don't want to make the landlord suspicious by asking about the cat because I don't want my girlfriend to have to rehome the cat if she wouldn't make an exception. I have already asked other property managers at the company as if I were a prospective applicant and they all told me no exceptions. The bottom line is that I can't afford to be evicted because my credit score took a dump, but I think my landlord would be lenient if she found out and would probably just have me rehome the cat. The best option would be to find a house rental that will accept all the pets, but I don't think my credit score will do me any good there. Just looking for advice on how to handle the situation.