For many people, pets are part of the family and are an important consideration when purchasing a home to live in, why should renting be any different?
Sadly, research conducted by the charity, Dogs Trust, recently revealed a 56% increase in the number of people giving away their dogs because their landlord did not allow pets.
The survey found that a third of pet owners could not find a suitable property that welcomed pets. The charity is concerned that a lack of pet-friendly properties may force more people to face the heart-breaking decision to give up their pet.
The Dogs Trust has set up a Lets with Pets scheme encouraging lettings agencies and landlords to take a ‘Pets Considered’ approach, rather than rejecting all pets.
The scheme is also campaigning to make it easier for tenants to search for pet friendly properties online, rather than having to make individual enquiries. Although many property websites to do not have filters for a pet friendly search, by pasting the following link into google you will be delivered a list of pet friendly properties currently featured on Propertywide: pets welcome site:http://www.propertywide.co.uk/rent/property/
Additionally, here are our favourite pet friendly homes that are currently available to rent:
This 3 bedroom house in Warwickshire is very pet friendly. It has a pretty exterior with a spacious garden to the rear consisting of lawns and patio area surrounded by a small fence and wooden gate. All for £850 pcm.
Outside there is a mature garden, benefitting from two decked dining areas, the remainder laid to grass ther is also a pathway leading to stables large enough to accommodate four horses.