When a Pair of Cats Are Your Renters

January 18, 2019

Two cats in Silicon Valley are the pampered renters and sole occupiers of a $1,500 per month studio.

The landlord says the cats haven’t made much fuss, keep to themselves, lounge around in a cat tree most of the day, and always pay their rent on time—the prrrrfect tenants, you might say.

Cat in dollhouse

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“It’s quirky isn’t it?” landlord David Callisch told CBS San Francisco (KPIX). “People love their pets, they’re part of their family.”

The father of Victoria Amith, a freshman at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California is paying for his daughter’s cats to have their own pad because she coundn't take the cats, Louise and Tina, to her dorm with her when she started school. The man's fiance's dog and the cats weren’t getting along at his home in the Bay Area, so he approached Callisch and offered to rent the studio, located behind a single-family home in Willow Glen, Calif., for the pets.

Studios in Willow Glen typically rent for just under $2,000 per month, KPIX reports, so the cats are getting a bargain at $1,500. Callisch feeds the cats every day. Amith visits them on breaks from school.

Amith emphasizes that the cats are using space in someone’s backyard and that the arrangement is temporary “There’s obviously a huge housing issue in the area, and I don’t want people to be like, ‘Oh, this is taking away the housing,’” Amith told KPIX.

Source: 
2 Cats Live By Themselves in $1,500/Mo. Silicon Valley Studio,” CBS KPIX-5 (Bay Area) (Jan. 13, 2019)