Pet Ownership


At Community Gateway we have a Responsible Pet Ownership Framework which advises you of the conditions that must be met in order to keep an animal in your property.

We recognise the positive effect pet ownership can have on the general health and wellbeing of individual and welcome considerate and responsible pet owners.

However, we are also aware of the need for controls to be in place to prevent irresponsible pet ownership which can cause suffering to animals and cause a nuisance to neighbours and communities.

Ownership is a privilege, not a right and you must comply with these guidelines and ensure your animals’ welfare. Pets that may be considered suitable are: dogs, cats, small caged animals, caged birds and fish in tanks.

The control of pets living at your property or any pets visiting the property is your responsibility and you must not allow them to frighten or cause a nuisance to anybody.

Dog ownership

All dog owners have a responsibility to make sure their dog is well looked after and does not cause any nuisance to neighbours. Please note that:

  • Dogs must always be kept under control and on a lead when in public areas
  • Dog fouling must always be removed immediately
  • Dogs in public places, must wear a collar and tag with the name and postal address of the owner clearly inscribed, in line with Government legislation

Information and guidance on how to deal with dog fouling can be found on Preston City Council's Website.

Further information on dog ownership can be found in our Dog Ownership Leaflet