As humans, we’ve always known – on a deep level – that pets make our lives better. Over 5,500 years, they’ve infiltrated our homes, jobs, schools and even our hospitals. For many of us, we can’t imagine our lives without them.
Ask any animal lover - the joy, comfort and companionship they get from their furry friends is as valid as any human interaction. And thankfully, the Victorian Government has recently cottoned on to these benefits.
In a landmark set of housing reforms, most Victorian tenants now have the right to own and keep a pet in their rental property.
This marks a stark contrast to the last few years, when many landlords would implement a ‘no pet’ clause as a matter of standard practice. But with so much science backing up the benefits of pet ownership, hopefully it won’t be long before the rest of Australia follows suit. Here’s what we know for sure: