I am also bringing a dog with me (an extremely large dog...great dane), so I think I need to start looking soon just because it is much much harder to find an apartment that allows dogs. And, a lot of landlords that advertise that they allow dogs have a weight limit (official or unofficial) and so they won't allow a great dane. aslaw I may be contacting you if I need help, or if I come to carlisle (which I probably will within the next month or so) to look at apartments. Happy hunting to all of us! And I was happy to hear someone with a dog was able to find an apartment..thanks for the update!