Pet Ownership

CGA recognises the positive effect pet ownership can have on the general health and wellbeing of individuals; we 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 tenants must comply with these guidelines and ensure their 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.

  • 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