Find all the pets and housing resources to help realize pet-inclusive housing policies that benefit everyone.

pets and housing resources

The numbers are clear: people value their pets.

Pet-inclusive policies benefit all – rental housing operators, renters, and communities. Our pets and housing resources, research, and actionable tools show you how.

2 in 3

American homes have pets.

24%

say their pet has been a reason for needing to move.

83%

of rental housing operators say pet-friendly vacancies can be filled faster.

Pet-Inclusive Housing Report

The 2021 Pet-Inclusive Housing Report highlights the benefits of pet-inclusive rental housing by sharing data and market-based solutions that benefit all – so operators, residents, and communities win together.

Most Owners and Operators Love Pets

The majority of rental housing operators love pets – yet significant restrictions on pets in rental housing present hurdles for pet owners.

Pet-Friendly Units Boost the Bottom Line

Pet-friendly vacancies are good for the bottom line, and rental housing operators can experience NOI lift by enacting pet-inclusive policies.

Pet Friendliness Is a Popular Amenity

Pet owners say that pet friendliness is one of the most important amenities when looking for housing, second only to budget.

Millions More Animals Could Find Homes

With common-sense easing of restrictions over time, up to 8.2 million more animals could find homes in pet-inclusive rental housing.

Pet-Inclusive Housing Report

The Pet-Inclusive Housing Report highlights the benefits of pet-inclusive rental housing by sharing data and market-based solutions that benefit all – so operators, residents, and communities win together.

I realized that animal lovers tend to be really great community builders because it’s in their nature. They go to dog parks and interact with each other. So, we realized that if we created an environment that really welcomed dogs, that would create a fair amount of ‘stickiness,’ or resident retention, in our portfolio.

David Meit, CPM

Principal, Oculus Realty

Electronic Press Kit

For our FAQ, a list of promotional materials, and media resources, please view and download our press kit by clicking on the link below.  

From Our Blog

Read the latest news, trends, and tips in building more pet-inclusive communities.

Is Marketing ‘Pet-Friendly’ Enough?

Is Marketing ‘Pet-Friendly’ Enough?

By Judy Bellack, Industry Principal, The Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative Exploring the Perception Divide Between Pet-Friendly and Pet-Inclusive Rental Housing In recent years, the relationship between humans and their animal companions has evolved dramatically. Pets...

The Premier Pet Awards Opportunity for Rental Housing Operators

The Premier Pet Awards Opportunity for Rental Housing Operators

By Judy Bellack, Industry Principal, The Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative For the third year running, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation is pleased to present the Pets and Housing Awards - the premier pet awards opportunity for rental housing operators - as part...