Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity is encouraging all Derbyshire pet owners that have ever rented, or tried to rent accommodation with their pet to take part in an important online survey.


Through this survey, the charity will gather details of pet owners’ experiences to understand the current pet friendly rental situation in the UK.

The survey is part of the charity’s Lets with Pets campaign that works with the lettings industry to demonstrate how pet inclusive tenancy agreements can benefit both the landlord and tenant.

In 2008, our research revealed that 78% of pet owners experienced difficulties finding pet friendly rental accommodation, and 14% resorted to keeping their pet without their landlord’s knowledge or consent. This new survey will allow Dogs Trust to assess whether the situation has improved or if the ongoing recession has worsened the outlook for pet owners.

Clarissa Baldwin OBE

Dogs Trust CEO