A recent study in the US revealed that pet owners make very good tenants,
the kind that sign long term leases and take good care of their homes.
There is little difference between the damage caused by pet or non-pet
owning tenants. However in Australia pet-friendly rentals are thin on the
ground as there is a stigma that surrounds tenancy with pets. The
attached brochure, Renting with Pets by the Australian Companion
Animal Council, offers some ideas to give pet owners the best chance to
acquire a rental home. Information in it includes guidelines on:
Finding a pet-friendly rental
Applying form and securing a pet-friendly rental
Responsible renting with pets
The article Tenants with Pets looks at renting by pet
owners through the eyes of landlords and managing agents.
Carlisle-Frank P, Frank J M, Nielsen L 2005, 'Companion Animal Renters
and Pet-Friendly Housing in the U.S.' Anthrozoos, 18 (1), 59-77.