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Keeping a Pet

Keeping a pet

Your conditions of tenancy allow you to keep up to two cats, one dog or a small caged animal or fish in an aquarium, but you mustn’t let any of your pets annoy anyone else. If you want to have a dog, it mustn’t be a listed dangerous breed.

If you are thinking of getting a cat or a dog, consider how you will avoid the animal annoying your neighbours. For example, if you want to have a dog and you are usually at work during the day, you will have to leave it unattended for long periods of time. Continually barking dogs are extremely annoying. If you want to have a cat, think about how you will prevent it from fouling in the communal areas.

It is a good idea to talk to the other residents in your building before you get a pet to see if they are likely to object.

If your neighbours’ pets are disturbing you, please contact your Tenancy Officer, who will agree with you what to do. If we investigate the situation and find that a pet is annoying others to an unreasonable extent, we will insist that its owners find a new home for it.

If you have any general concerns about dangerous dogs in your area, you can contact Animal Welfare, through Public Protection at the Council – see useful contacts.

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