Finding a short term lease can be tough, especially if you have dogs. Most landlords want at least a year and will charge a hefty fee if you break it.
If you’re really looking for something short term, you may want to search for sublets on craigslist, there’s a whole category for it. Folks will often leave for months at a time and need someone to fill the space/pay the rent while they’re away. You’ll be able to skip a formal lease if you go this route and its usually cheaper as well. The challenge is finding the right place with dates that match your needs.
Consider posting in the ‘housing wanted’ or ‘rooms wanted’ section. I’ve scored housing this way in the past. Be descriptive about your needs, who you are, etc. There’s a lot of scammers so don’t get too personal of course! There are more dogs than children here, yet finding housing that allows dogs can be a real pain in the butt. Having owned a dog in the past, I’ve experienced this first hand. You might want to add a photo and bio of your pups if you do post something. Be sure to tick the “dogs ok” option when running searches too.
Sorry if I rambled a bit, but that’s my two cents! Hope this helps. Feel free to reply if you have other questions… neighborhoods, etc…