Finally, as I mention above, we really do enjoy having you as our tenants and want to keep you. So when there are any issues, we want to remedy them in a way that maintains your satisfaction. With that in mind, I have to share with you that I got a complaint from one of the neighbors (who wished to stay nameless) in the area, who spoke to me while we were down there. That neighbor had serious concerns about the dogs s/he hears every time s/he comes near the garage on the property. The neighbor was worried for 2 reasons: 1) the noise from the dogs barking and 2) the welfare of the animals, given that they appear to be frustrated with their confinement in the garage. S/he was very unhappy, but after I spoke with him/her, the neighbor will not file a nuisance complaint to either animal control or LAPD. I made assurances, however, that I'd talk to you about the dogs and fix the problem.
You disclosed only 2 dogs when you completed the rental agreement, so technically you're in violation of the agreement by having any additional pets in the house. We do want to work with you on this issue, though, and look upon the removal of any additional animals on the property as a last resort. So going forward, we feel the best thing for you to do in this situation is to immediately stop leaving the dogs in the garage, finding an alternate location for them that will pose no nuisance to neighbors, no threat to their welfare, and no damage to our property. Consider creating a safe run for them outdoors in the side yard with lots of toys to distract them (pet stores will be able to help with suggestions on setting one up), and additionally, using crates indoors and out with your animals. Here is some more information on crates, which we have used with our own dogs: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals..._training.html
As I previously mentioned, relationships with your neighbors regarding your pets is for you to manage, but we do want to help in this matter, and it does seem appropriate for us to intervene here when we are receiving the complaints. Please let us know what you've done to address this in a timely manner. We would like confirmation that the dogs are no longer in the garage within a week of receiving this notice.