The Petting Game Bristol’s only pet friendly letting service

Bristol’s only pet friendly letting service

We noticed that we were often turning tenants away; tenants whom we would usually consider high quality tenants. This was all because they owned an often very well behaved, house trained pet.

And so now, we are proud to be Bristol’s only pet friendly letting service.

As a Tenant, here’s what The Petting Game strives to do for you;

  • You and your pet(s) can live in a home where you are both welcome
  • Make more rental properties that accept pets available to you
  • Educate Landlords on the benefits of accepting tenants with a pet(s)
  • Offer you exclusive benefits from our official charity partner Bristol Animal Rescue Centre

Before your property becomes a part of The Petting Game Scheme, you will be consulted on;

  • The type of pet you own
  • Additional clauses added to the tenancy agreement
  • We will require a 5 week deposit


Bristol Animal Rescue Centre

We have partnered with Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, who have been caring for the City’s pets and wildlife since 1887. They are a notable pillar in the animal and wildlife community, and we are so excited to now be Official Charity Partners.

Part of this Partnership means that we can offer our tenants some exclusive opportunities and offers:

  • In all move in packs, the Rescue Centre’s behavioural therapist will produce a document offering advice on pet behaviour
  • Free cat microchipping for any tenants who let through The Petting Game


In 2018 we joined forces with the Bristol based Animal Rescue charity to launch our new service 'The Petting Game'. The launch of Bristol first pet friendly letting service attracted lots of media attention.

Our partnership since then has gone from strength to strength, with us successfully finding over 30 homes for families with pets in the first year alone. In addition as of January 2020, The Letting Game's staff have raised over £1,840 for the charity and we're not stopping there - we have many more fundraising initiatives in the pipeline for the future.

Here is our story so far..

Bristol's first pet friendly letting service receives interest from BBC News as the initiative attracts lots of attention

Ben Giles discussing The Petting Game with BBC Radio Bristol

The Letting Game
The Letting Game

Employees Anna and Mel were saved by a rescue dog from Portishead Marina, raising money £640 for The Bristol Animal Rescue Centre

Associate Director Ben raised £1,200 for the rescue centre when he was dressed as a bunny and locked in a cage for the day.

The Letting Game
The Letting Game

Meet Rosco - the puppy of a happy tenant who let their property through The Petting Game

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