Renting with pets

Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. Despite this broad acceptance of pets as part of our daily life, many landlords declare a blanket ‘no pets’ policy. This causes unnecessary stress on both the owner and their pet. It also puts a strain on pounds and shelters who need to look after thousands of extra animals per year.

If you are looking to move to a new rental property with your four-legged friend, consider creating a CV to show your potential landlord that you’re a responsible owner.

We suggest you include the following on your pet’s CV:

  • Name
  • Breed
  • Age
  • Council registration details
  • Vaccination status
  • Any evidence of training
  • Details of the pet’s grooming requirements
  • Mention if they are microchipped or desexed (a desexed cat, for example, is better behaved)

It may also benefit your to include a reference from your regular vet or previous landlord. If appropriate, consider also offering an additional bond to give your landlord peace of mind.

Show your potential landlord that you and your pet are good citizens! Our testimonials below illustrate how this pet CV approach can be the key to finding a rental home!

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