Recognizing that people frequently give up their pets because they can't find rental housing that will accept their pets, the Richmond, Virginia SPCA publishes a pet-friendly housing guide on their website.
"The Pet-Friendly Housing Guide reinforces the idea that a pet is a lifelong commitment." Richmond, VA SPCA
What It Takes
Detail-oriented staff members or volunteers to collect, publish, and update housing information.
An existing website or funds to print a guide.
4 months to collect the initial information.
What We Like
This is an excellent example of identifying and addressing a major reason animals end up in the shelter.
A Pet-Friendly Housing Guide costs nothing to produce if volunteers collect the information and the guide is posted on an existing website.