More Pets Being Abandoned Due to Housing Issues

By Online For Pets, PRNE
Thursday, October 27, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, UK, October 21, 2011 -

Research from animal charity the Dogs Trust has found that more people are having to abandon their pets as they are unable to find rented accommodation that accepts animals.

In the last five years, the charity has seen a 56% increase in the number of people giving their dogs to a rehoming centre due to housing issues.

The current problems in the housing market mean that many people are unable to purchase a home as it is more difficult to get a mortgage. About half of all households in the UK are thought to own a pet, but the latest figures from the Dogs Trust has found that a third of owners struggle to find accommodation which will accept them with their pet.

Nearly half (47%) of pet owners said that their letting agency didn’t help them in finding pet friendly accommodation, with 29% of people choosing not to use a letting agency because they didn’t believe that they would help them.

A campaign has been launched to encourage landlords consider taking pets and make it easier for house hunters to find pet friendly on accommodation websites.

Pet owners who are concerned about their dog being rejected from accommodation should look to invest in dog training supplies to help put potential landlords’ minds at rest. The Dogs Trust says that landlords should be encourage to meet a pet before refusing to let a property to an owner as it can put most of their fears to rest.

75% of tenants are willing to pay to have carpets or soft furnishings cleaned after the tenancy has finished, and if a dog is well trained using dog training leads and always wears dog collars, a landlord should have no objections to letting a property to a tenant with a pet.  


Media Contact Information
Name:  Online For Pets
Phone: 0845-177-0615
Address:  82 Rosemary Hill Road
Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield
City: Birmingham
County/State: West Midlands
Postcode/ZIP: B74 4HJ
Country: UK


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