Pet ownership in the US grew to an all time high of 70% of households in 2020. In the UK, there are more households with pets than households with children (51m pets vs. 11.6m children). 

Despite the near-ubiquity of pet ownership, 80%+ of tenants with animals in the US report having trouble finding a rental unit that would welcome their pet. Based on 2019’s ~44m total rent-based households in America, that’s approximately 25m tenants struggling to find a suitable rental unit. 

Only 9% of rental housing allows for pets without any significant limitations on size or type. Cats are the easiest pets to find accommodation for, yet only half of rental properties are cat-friendly, according to Petfinder.