Pets in your home

Pets affect your neighbours, not just yourself, so all residents (owners and tenants) need our permission before getting a pet.


Our decision is based on a few factors:

  • The type of property you have
  • If you have access to your own garden or direct outdoor access
  • Your tenancy type – for example, pets are not allowed in any of our keyworker homes


If you live in a suitable home, we also have rules around the pets themselves:

  • Cats or dogs – you can have a maximum of two animals, and we don’t allow any dogs that come under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Caged animals – will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Farm animals (including chickens) – not allowed
  • Animals that come under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976- not allowed


If we give you permission, you’ll need to take care that your pet doesn’t upset any of your neighbours. If we get a complaint, you may have to find a new home for your pet.


Applying for a pet

To apply for permission to have a pet, let us know:

  • What pet you’d like (including the breed)
  • What garden or outdoor access you have