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Why being in the dog house is good news for D&G tenants

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A social landlord in the southern Scotland has developed a pet-friendly policy, making it easier for residents to own pets.

Loreburn Housing has 2,500 tenants across Dumfries and Galloway and has worked with a local animal welfare charity to launch what it says is a proactive pet-friendly scheme which means, dogs, cats and even exotic animals will be welcome into homes.

"The pets allow people to have social interaction, they provide company, they help people get outdoors and generally improve people's health and wellbeing, so we really wanted to ensure that our policy allowed our customers to have pets within their house."

– Nadine Paterson, Loreburn Housing Association