Can I have a pet?

Cadwyn Housing Association recognises that pets can have a positive effect to any family home.

Pets can provide companionship, a daily routine, opportunities for exercise, responsibility and can encourage social interaction. Cadwyn may give you permission depending upon the type of pet you have and the type of home you live in.

dog and cat

Your tenancy agreement states ‘you must obtain consent from the Association before keeping any animal, bird, insect, reptile or other pet’.

You can request permission in writing, email, telephone or in person. Your Neighbourhood Officer will confirm in writing and keep a copy for our records.

If we give permission, you have to agree to:

  • Take responsibility for the animal’s health and welfare
  • Take responsibility for any damage caused to your home by your pet
  • Controlling the pet within your neighbourhood and local community
  • Not leave your pet alone in your home when you are away for a long time (i.e. holidays)

If you don’t follow these rules you will be in breach of your tenancy agreement.  This means we may withdraw our permission to keep your pet

  • If you or your family have any allergies?
  • The cost of feeding and keeping animals, veterinary bills, appropriate neutering and spaying arrangments and can you afford to keep a pet?
  • How will you insure your pet?
  • Is your home big enough to ensure meet your pet(s) need?
  • How do I get my cat or dog microchipped in case my they get lost?

Responsible pet ownership

The types of animals you may be allowed to keep in your home with Cadwyn’s permission provided it is suitable, may include:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Fish
  • Caged birds
  • Reptiles (like lizards)

We do not allow:

  • Any type of animal which is illegal
  • Any breed or cross-breed of dangerous dog, including pit bull terriers
  • Any dog which has ever attacked a person in public
  • Any wild or exotic animals
  • Poisonous or dangerous reptiles and spiders
  • Livestock and poultry
  • Racing pigeons without permission of the Royal Racing Pigeon Society

Keep it clean

Please make sure any animal which is kept, or brought to your home, doesn’t foul on our land or property.  If it does you must clean it up immediately, this includes any private gardens forming part of the home.

Don’t be a nuisance

Please make sure any animal which is kept, or brought to your home, doesn’t foul on our land or property.  If it does you must clean it up immediately, this includes any private gardens forming part of the home.

What can I do if my neighbours pest is a nuisance?

If you have problems with pets in your neighbourhood there are many things you could do. If an animal is being a nuisance (i.e. fouling, noisy, etc) you should:

  • Try to speak with the animal’s owner

If this doesn’t work you should

  • Log an anti-social behaviour complaint with your Neighbourhood Officer

Dog warden (Dog & Animal Wardens www.srs.wales or call 02920 711243)

I think my neighbour is mistreating their pet, what should I do?

If you believe a pet in your neighbourhood is being mistreated you should speak to the;

National Cruelty and Advice Line (24 hr)   0870 555599

Animal SRS  0300 123 6696

Cadwyn Office  02920 49 88 98

Useful contacts

RSPCA – National Cruelty and Advice Line (24hr) 0870 5555999

Dogs Trust   020 78370006

Cats Protection  08702 099099

Cardiff Dogs Home   02920 711243

PDSA     0800 9172502