The FIREPAW BOOK on
PETS and RENTAL HOUSING
PETS WELCOME! HOW LANDLORDS CAN MAKE MORE MONEY BY GOING PET-FRIENDLY…the quintessential “how to” manual for rental property owners who are considering renting to people with pets, or who are currently pet-friendly and want to increase their bottom line, for tenants with companion animals, for faculty members, attorneys and other professionals who focus on animal-related issues, and animal welfare organizations who work with landlords and tenants about pet-related issues.
Many landlords unknowingly throw away money each year while prohibiting a profitable segment of tenants. Additionally, their actions are helping to contribute to the unnecessary deaths of many family pets. In fact, research results indicate that the myths and misperceptions held by rental property owners that results in a severe lack of available pet-friendly housing is one of the primary reasons millions of family pets are turned over to shelters and euthanized each year. The result has led to a divisive, sometimes hostile relationship between landlords and tenants with pets.
Pets Welcome! How Landlords Can Make More Money by Going Pet-Friendly is aimed at calling a truce between landlords and tenants with pets by providing rental property owners with the information and tools needed to increase the overall numbers of “pet-friendly” rental options in a way that is profitable for them and beneficial for all involved.
This book is based in part on the findings of the authors’ groundbreaking national Companion Animal Renters Study. Among other things, the study examined rentals with regard to pet-friendly/pets prohibited status, a variety of financial and economic factors, rental, deposit, turnover and damage histories, rental tendencies and trends, and landlords’ personal beliefs and attitudes about allowing companion animal renters.
The result? In short, the Companion Animal Renters Study dispelled the myths about pets and housing. The study has been widely published and the response to the findings has been so strong among tenants with animals and professionals within the animal welfare arena that it resulted in the development of the Companion Animal Renters Program, a free consulting service designed to assist landlords considering going pet-friendly. The Companion Animal Renters Study and subsequent training program for landlords and rental property managers were the driving force behind this book.
Who should read Pets Welcome! How Landlords Can Make More Money by Going Pet-Friendly?
Rental property owners, professionals considering going into the business of rental property, rental property managers, heads of large corporate apartment complexes, condominium associations, landlord associations, attorneys focusing on landlord’s rights as well as animal-related issues, municipal leaders considering pet-friendly legislation changes, animal trainers, and anyone working within the animal welfare arena, as well as university instructors focusing in the areas of pet law and tenant and landlord rights. In short, this book is for everyone who has a vested interest in ending the Pet Wars between landlords and tenants—no matter if the center of their interest has two legs or four—but especially for rental property owners who want to increase their bottom-line profits.
The FIREPAW book on Animal Abuse
The book, “Silent Victims: Recognizing and Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet”, co-written by a FIREPAW researcher/cofounder, continues to make its way into the hands of professionals who can make a difference. Education-based non-profits and libraries across the country have added the book to their collections. To order your copy contact us.
Other In-Print Items
FIREPAW conference presentations, ‘The Social Construction of Economic Value’ and ‘Animal Ethics and World Trade’ have been accepted as book chapters. The first presentation is a continuation of prior work on firm decision-making processes regarding animal welfare topics, including previous FIREPAW work on breed discrimination, animals in rental housing, meat production, and laboratory animal use. The second topic involves the impact of international trade rules on animal welfare. Both conferences had compilations made of selected articles; FIREPAW’s articles were included in both cases.
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Encyclopedia Chapter: FIREPAW Pets and Housing
FIREPAW’s Co-Founder and President was invited to write a Pets & Housing chapter in the International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. The chapter is based on FIREPAW’s Companion Animal Renters Study [CARS] and Companion Animal Renters Program [CARP].
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