There are many people who are moving to the United Kingdom, from South Africa and have decided to bring their pets across with them.
One of the biggest problems seem to face, is finding pet friendly accommodation on arrival.
Finding a property that accepts pets can often be difficult, and letting agencies are often reluctant to help pet owners and many landlords still add a no pets clause to their tenancy agreement.
A temporary solution may be to use pet minders or kennels while you are looking for pet friendly accommodation.
A CV for your pet and getting a reference from your previous landlord are good ways to persuade landlords that you and your pet are responsible tenants.
A pet CV can be used as an opportunity to explain about your pet’s behaviour and personality. You should also mention any training your pets have received and how they behave inside of the home. Include details of your pet’s last vaccinations and flea & worming treatments.
It is also a good idea to provide your landlord with the contact details of your vet and someone who can care for your pet in case of an emergency.
Getting a reference from your previous landlord will show that your pet caused no problems in your previous property and that you are a responsible tenant and pet-owner.
Finding a pet friendly property.
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Finding pet friendly accommodation
Finding pet friendly accommodation is not an easy task. But don’t despair, as there is accommodation available in the United Kingdom, and this page has some helpful links where you may find pet friendly accommodation available.
Zoopla has a pet-friendly property filter. How to search: Search for a property put in your post code and then click on the ‘Filter Results’ buttons. If there are pet-friendly properties to rent in your search area, a ‘Pets Allowed’ tick box will be displayed under ‘Letting Type’.
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Pet Minders and Boarding Kennels
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Can you take pets on trains?
You can take dogs, cats and other small animals with you free of charge on all British trains, up to a maximum of two per passenger, as long as they do not endanger or inconvenience passengers or staff. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket.
Can you take dogs on buses?
Dogs are typically allowed on buses in the UK, including all TfL buses, but one major bus company doesn’t allow dogs and you may face restrictions from bus companies that normally allow dogs on board
Which bus companies don’t allow dogs?
National Express is the only major UK bus company that doesn’t allow dogs, with the exception of trained assistance dogs who have been trained by a member organisation of Assistance Dogs (UK). Assistant dogs must travel with their relevant identification and evidence that they are assistance dogs trained by one of the member organisations.