Pets

mhs homes recognises the benefits that responsible pet ownership can bring to our customers. However controls must be in place to prevent irresponsible pet ownership which can cause suffering to animals and a nuisance to neighbours.

mhs homes recognises the benefits pets can bring to households in people's daily lives, provided they are properly controlled and well cared for.

In accordance with the tenancy agreements and in order to keep a measure of control, residents must apply in writing to keep pets in mhs homes owned or managed properties and enter into a mhs homes Pet Contract. This is to ensure pets and livestock are kept under control, so they do not pose a nuisance or danger to others and are not allowed to damage property or foul in public places

In line with the The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 assistance dogs such as guide dogs, hearing dogs for the deaf or dogs for the disabled will always be permitted.

Types of animals allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Birds
  • Hamsters
  • Fish


Types of animals not allowed

Any mammal, invertebrate or bird that requires a license under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and any future amendments to these acts.

Residents are not allowed to keep any of the following breeds of dog which are prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Dogo Argentino


Any animals registered under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 examples of which are certain types of venomous snake, spiders, primates and monkeys. Any type of bird of prey such as Kestrel, Owl, Buzzard.

For the list of Flatted blocks where dogs are permitted without direct access to a garden and a pet contract, please click on the link below.

Pet Contract