Having a pet can provide a range of benefits for their owners and families, however it is important you consider the following:
- Are you permitted in your tenancy agreement to have a pet in your home?
- How many pets you want to keep at your home?
- The type and size of pet you’d like to have
- Where you live, the size and type of your home
- The size of your garden if the pet needs outdoor space
The other thing to consider is the cost, it can be more expensive than you might expect, including:
- Initial cost
- Vet bills and annual checks
- Pet bed and other equipment
- Getting the pet neutered
- Getting the pet microchipped
- Regular grooming
- Kennels/holiday cover
- Accessories such as lead, toys etc.
It’s important for anyone considering buying a pet to be fully aware of just how much pets can cost, so that they aren’t met with an expensive surprise further down the line. Many of these costs have increased over the past couple of years with insurance companies raising premiums.
If you are considering moving a pet into your home, please ensure you contact us first to gain permission.