DU grad student seeks housing (Denver)
dogs are OK - wooof
I will be starting at the University of Denver in September as a graduate student in social work. I would like to arrive in Denver in mid-July, August 1 at the latest. I am 100% certain I will be attending, so there's no chance I will back out.
~I'm 24 years old, female, born and raised in Portland, OR. I'm very active -- I hike, run, cycle (road), and ski (mainly downhill, x-country too). I hope to do most of my commuting by bike or public transportation, though I will have a car.
~I'm laid back, conscientious, extroverted. I am quite liberal, and I think my main deal-breaker in terms of a roommate match would be significantly differing ideologies. I'm respectful of other perspectives, and, it would be nice to live with people with whom I would agree on social issues. I'll be studying social work, with the intent to fight for people who are marginalized, abused, discriminated against, etc., so that should give you an idea of my perspectives in general.
~I'm social but not a huge party person. I like to go out every now and then but not every weekend; usually, I'd rather do something outside in the daytime.
~I hope for a friendly relationship with roommates, but we don't have to be best friends.
~I'm a musician, emphasis on vocal (looking to have a band of a blues/funky persuasion).
~I have no dietary restrictions and no intense eating habits, but I am respectful of whatever your restrictions/habits might be. I try to eat well, and I try to be a conscious consumer.
~I don't smoke, and I don't want to live in a smoking house (I'm okay with smokers who smoke outside). I'm 420 friendly, but I don't want to live with someone who smokes often.
~I will be helpful around our place, not obsessively clean/tidy but not messy, either. I believe in pitching in and being accountable for my actions/belongings, so I'm looking for roommates who share that perspective.
~I have never rented before (I lived on campus in college), but I am very reliable and I can guarantee that I'll be able to pay bills on time. In addition to my classes/field study, I plan to get a part-time job.
I will be able to afford $400-$600 a month. Ideally, I would like to share a house, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom, preferably with some fenced yard (for the dog). That being said, I'm not super choosy -- I'm interested in apartments and houses without a fenced yard.
NOTE: I have a dog (photos included).
~She is a 65 pound black lab named Ischka ("eesh-kuh") and she's very well-trained and well-behaved. She'll be 3 yrs old in March, and she's got the best temperament -- she gets excited when you want her to be, and calms down basically on command.
~I take her for at least one 30-45 minute walk every day; she also makes an excellent jogging buddy, and she'll go for as many walks/runs as people are willing to give her.
~I take dog management very seriously, including the clean-up side of having a dog.
~She is well-socialized with dogs of all sizes, though sometimes I choose not to meet other dogs on leash (this is a fairly typical and reasonable issue for dogs -- I don't expect myself to like every stranger I meet, so I don't force my dog to like every dog, either). She never has an issue with dogs at off-leash areas.
~I have had dogs visit her and even spend the night where we live now, and she has not shown territorial behavior (with space, toys, food, etc), so maybe if you have a dog and are open to a second one in the house, they could be buds. She needs dominant humans in her life, but with dogs she's more submissive -- a good balance of asserting herself ("don't hump me!") and giving in to the other dog (shares toys, avoids fights).
I know it's a little early in the year, but if you anticipate having an opening in July, please consider me! I also plan to visit Denver again in the next few months, so I would be able to meet in person.
Thanks for reading,
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