How to Secure a Modern Pet-Friendly Rental

Searching longer for rentals because you have a pet? You're not alone. Here's how to find a pet-friendly apartment where you both can feel at home.

pug puppy lying on a colourful rug

If you’ve ever looked high and low to find pet-friendly rentals in the city, you’re not alone. It’s notoriously tricky to find a place to rent where your fur babies are welcome. In a survey by Rufus & Coco, 79% of respondents found it stressful to secure pet-friendly accommodation, and 73% had experienced rental or strata accommodation where pets weren’t allowed. What’s worse is that 22% of pet owners have given away a pet or left them with a family member because they’ve been unable to find pet-friendly accommodation. As such, there's definitely a high demand for pet-friendly rentals in Sydney and Melbourne.

So how do you go about finding a home where you and your pet can both feel at home?

man laughing whilst relaxing on his bed with his dog who is playful and licking his owner's ear


There are two ways you can go about this. One option is to choose a typical rental process and tick off these steps:

  • Make friends with your local real estate agent
  • Provide evidence that your puppy has graduated from obedience school
  • Request and provide pet references from previous landlords, and
  • Offer extra cleaning services when you move out at the end of your lease.

OR there is another option, and it doesn't involve writing your pet a detailed personal CV

LIV is a new housing option designed and built entirely for renters, offering new living spaces and a raft of amenities. We have this very appealing benefit: we are pet friendly! You can move in with the peace of mind that your dog or cat is welcome.

 LIV apartment with dog and owner on the bed cuddling

Pets are so beloved at LIV, we have fitted our LIV Indigo apartment building with dog grooming facilities and a dog exercise park on the property where you live. 

LIV is designed for a long-term lifestyle, so you can paint your walls, put up your artwork – and dedicate a whole room to your pet if you like. There are social events and entertaining spaces in your building so you can really get to know your neighbours and invite friends over. And at the end of your lease, the power is yours to renew. It’s a whole new way of living that offers the flexibility of renting with the stability of owning.  

So instead of tearful goodbyes to your pet or endless searches for pet friendly rentals, why not come home to LIV? The first location will be available from October 2020 in Sydney Olympic Park, with a Melbourne CBD location available soon after. Up to two pets are welcome in every apartment. You can enquire now to check out the new living spaces, or learn more about the community features

woman laughing as her dog licks her face whilst she is trying working from home

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