We rented with one dog , asked the landlord and he said yes , re did the agreement to add a few extra things about dog . Then we got another dog again asked the landlord and he said fine. We moved . The dogs had to be outside dogs not great at all so we moved again . We where honest again and we were allowed dogs.
I always wrote the letter offering a dog bond ( never had to) offering extra rent ($10 a week , never had to) , and went over the top about how we will have everything steam cleaned. , flea treated, damage paid for on leaving ..... And we never had to do anything on leaving except the final clean and flea treat the house.
I could not live with the worry of the owner finding out! I want to relax at home ! Now we own a home , if we were to rent it out I would prefer honesty and j would encourage a pet in exchange for a long term tennant . Not all dog owners have destructive pets and don't care for the property . I think you should just ask .