The Pet-Inclusive Scorecard: Is Your Property Pet-Inclusive?

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The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is part of the Michelson Philanthropies network of privately owned foundations. Found Animals believes pets and people belong together—no matter where they live. This is why they launched the Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative (PIHI), a program dedicated to keeping pets and their people under the same roof.

To help housing operators determine if their property is truly pet-inclusive, and not just pet-friendly, the PIHI team has developed the Pet-Inclusive Scorecard. The Scorecard is a simple online tool that uses a 100-point scale to rate rental properties based on how pet-inclusive their policies are. Factors affecting the PI Score include breed and size restrictions, pet-related fees, and basic amenities such as outside spaces for dogs and waste stations.

Over time, housing operators will be able to compare their PI Score to those of other properties, giving them the opportunity to make their properties more appealing to a growing market of renters with pets. The scorecard will also make it easier for potential tenants to sort through the many properties that are pet-friendly but not pet-inclusive.

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Feb 22, 2024 | Media, Michelson Found Animals