Pets Are Welcome
Pets are a part of the family with over 50% of New Jersey households having at least one pet*. Despite this number, renters often have trouble finding housing that welcomes their pets. The reality is that problems with housing are a leading reason why beloved family pets end up surrendered to shelters.
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center wants to make sure animals stay in their happy homes and we are committed to supporting both tenants and property owners with services that help make everyone, people and pets, successful in a rental home through our new initiative, Pets are Welcome.
We are offering Pets Are Welcome property owners free tools and resources such as a sample pet addendum, assistance with pet insurance questions, mediation on pet-related conflicts, marketing assistance, special access to a helpline for wildlife or other animal questions, guidance on what to look for in a perspective pet resident, and access to the experts on staff at St. Hubert’s.
We are also helping Pets Are Welcome tenants with an array of resources to help animals acclimate to their new rental home, such as free new ID tags, assistance updating microchip information, free regularly scheduled drop-in classes for canines that may need help with barking or other behaviors, special access to feline behavior guidance to help cats with all transition issues, and special coupons and discounts for full-term training classes, Doggy Day Camp and retail items such as leashes, collars, puzzle toys, specialty pet cleaning supplies, proper size litter boxes, and economical cat perches.
Property owners can fill vacant units and retain great residents, whom they would have otherwise overlooked, by welcoming pets onto their properties. With 25% of pet families renting homes*, this is a growing segment to which property owners can market.
For more information on becoming a Pets Are Welcome property or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Pets Are Welcome Coordinator:
973-377-2295 ext. 235
* American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook