According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2.16 million renting families are pet owners. Yet, landlords are reluctant to advertise a property as welcoming to pets off the bat, and many people assume that the landlord or the property manager will automatically reject requests for pets.
However, if you have been lucky enough to find a suitable rental property which allows you to have pets, you may not be allowed to, or want to go to the expense of putting in a permanent doggy door or cat flap.
In my experience, having a pet door gives you so much freedom and peace of mind – if you are working all day, your pet is not having to cross its little legs until you get home from work to be let out. You’re not stressing that you have to be home by a certain time. And you won’t come home to puddles or piles to clean up! Happiness for everyone!
Under many rental leases however, you are not allowed to make structural changes to the property, or even put up picture hooks.
Could this be a solution?
* Lonely Pets Club has no affiliation with this business, we just thought it might be something worth looking at.
If installing a temporary pet door is still not an option, a pet minding business like Lonely Pets Club can visit your dog during the day to take it out for a toilet break, a walk, a cuddle. You’ll come home to a happy dog who has had some company during the day, a snooze and is ready to give you all their love.