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Paws & Property: Over 139k Pets Living Illegally in Rented Homes Across New Jersey

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  • 82% of pet owners would be willing to pay an additional fee to keep them.
  • Half of renters are put off pet ownership due to the challenges they would have keeping them. 
  • Interactive map map showing the number of illegal pets in each state.

Ridgewood NJ, having a pet, and renting a property, poses challenges. Landlords are often reluctant to allow them – barking, shredded cushions, scratched furniture being some of the reasons. But figures show that 86 million households own a pet – and also that 1 in 3 of them rent. Ergo, this must mean that there are a lot of renters out there who live with their pet in someone else’s property – but how many of them have actually declared them to their landlord?

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