Moving On Durham are highly aware of the benefit and barriers presented by pet ownership for vulnerable young people. Pet ownership can be seen as a benefit to help manage isolation, mental health or other issues. 

“Did you know, over 45% of the population owns a pet, with the dog being the most popular amongst UK pet owners

On a strictly case by case basis where a beneficial pet can be managed within an often limited budget available to our clients, we will work with our young people to make the management of their pet central to their support plan. 

We will always insist on an additional damage deposit for pets. 

We must always seek prior permission of the property owner (superior landlord) before permission for pets in the house can be given. Failure to seek permission to have a pet in the property is not acceptable and could result in serious actions which could end in eviction.