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Permission is required to keep cats or dogs in council accommodation. Below is a summary of the pets allowed in properties:

House type Number of cats and dogs
House Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total
Bungalow Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total
Low rise flats up to 2 storeys with own access Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total
Council housing low rise with communal access (up to and including 5 storeys) Maximum 1 cat or dog in total
6 storey and above accommodation Council housing managed properties. Maximum 1 cat - no dogs allowed
Council housing retirement living schemes 1 dog or cat where the wellbeing of the tenant is identified
Pinnacle Group Extra Care Housing Assistance pets only
Pinnacle Group low rise accommodation with communal access Assistance pets only
  • Some of our flats do not allow dogs, so please check out the policy before bidding on a property on Choose N Move.
  • Before we make an offer of a property, we will check that the number of pets you own complies with the policy. If not, then we will be unable to proceed with the offer of accommodation
  • Permission will normally be granted provided there are no restrictions on the property, the pets are looked after, and conditions of your tenancy agreement are being met.

A Good Pet Keeping Guide is available for advice and support - please visit: RSPCA: Pet care

If you are already a tenant you can call us on 01484 414886 or Contact Homes and Neighbourhoods to request a copy of the policy and the permission form. Eventually tenants will be able to access this via their MyKirklees account. We will update you when tenants can do this.