We are a nation of dog lovers. However due to the UK's soaring house prices many potential dog owners are unable to take on a dog as they rent, and their property, and landlord letting agency don't allow dogs.
Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity runs a scheme called 'Lets with Pets' which not only offers advice to dog lovers wishing to rent with their rover, but also offers advice and Good Practice Guidelines to landlords and letting agencies about taking on tenants with a pet.
Visit the Lets with Pets website, where you can view our Top 10 Tips for renting with your pet and see case studies of landlords and letting agencies who are seeing their businesses grow by renting to pet owners.
Given the interminable coverage of house prices, and who can and can’t afford them and why, it seems mind-boggling that even one perspective has gone unsaid. Yet no-one has voiced my only stake in the debate: that barriers to home ownership are also barriers to dog ownership.