Renting with Pets

Renting with Pets: One of the biggest barriers to pet-owning is the misconception landlords have, that pet owning means property destruction and neighbour complaints. There are a growing number of websites to help pet owners rent and retain their furry friends – let’s encourage the trend! It will take a bit of bucking to get to the european standard where a pet is just part of the family as far as landlords are concerned! First – do your part! Pet Resumes are becoming de rigeur: // And it’s effective: //

Then, check the listing of websites that care:

Homes with Soul

In early May 2018, Homes with Soul, a new dedicated pet friendly rental properties website was launched. If you’re renting with pets, you’ll agree with us when we say this is very exciting news for pet owners across Australia. Especially if you’ve experienced the frustration of searching for pet friendly rentals.

While the website is still in it’s infancy, the developers believe that it will bring hope to so many people who share strong bonds with their pets. By bringing pet friendly rentals into one place, pet owners will no longer need to search multiple websites, plus there’s no more playing phone tag with agents just to find out if pets are allowed! That means more time for you to put together the best application and pet resume ever.

If you’re a landlord, you can support this new initiative by listing your pet friendly rental on their website for free at – it’s very easy. You can also go to their website or follow their Facebook and Instagram page if you’re renting with pets.

Even on you can search for ‘pets allowed’ under features! doesn’t have as many listings, but does have some landlord encouragement:Managing Pet Friendly Properties

Managing a pet friendly property?

Managing a rental property with more occupants, whether human or animal involves hard work. Providing a value added service is worth the effort. The rewards of exposing your vacant property to a wider tenant market, lower tenant turnover, as well as increased financial return will more than compensate for the extra work. The rewards of happier tenants sharing their lives with animals that may otherwise have ended up in shelters are priceless.

Selecting for a responsible pet owner tenant (with well-behaved pets) who takes care of your property allows landlords and property managers to enjoy the rewards of long term tenancy +/- increased rental return with minimal increase in workload.

Satisfied and happy tenants are more likely to become loyal, long term tenants which can decrease your work of managing the property in the long run.