SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home.
We’re certainly experiencing a housing crunch; some would even call it a crisis. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA said many guardians have had to give up their beloved pets or have had to forego pet adoption because of the housing crisis. There are however, some things renters can do to make the process to find a new home easier.READ MORE: Health Experts Warn COVID Rapid Tests Are Less Reliable Than PCR
“Bring up the subject with the landlord early on. In fact encourage your landlord to meet your pet. It’s always best to have a face to face conversation if that’s possible,” she said. Dr. Scarlett even suggests providing your landlord with a pet resume.