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Homeless people with pets

The council is acutely aware that pets can be one of the most supporting factors some homeless people, especially single homeless people, have. In terms of our own approach, every application for homelessness is dealt with on its individual merits and we have on occasions housed people with their pets.

However, one of our key functions is to manage risk and very often we have to promote kennelling facilities for dogs and alternative accommodation for other animals as our own emergency accommodation is shared by families, children and vulnerable people such that allowing pets in may simply not be possible.

Most general needs accommodation managed by our registered provider partners does allow animals and each partner publishes their own criteria independently.