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Writing a pet resume

02 August 2019

Having a pet resume as part of your rental application is a way to add another feather to your cap

Having a pet can be one of the great joys in life. With a furry, feathered or scaly little member of your family in your life, there are very few dull moments.

Roughly 62% of Australian households own pets, with many of those being rentals.

As a renter, having a pet can sometimes make it more difficult to find a new home though.

Property investors, often rightly, can be concerned about any potential damage that a pet may do to their investment.

One way to potentially curb any doubts or misgivings about your pet is to put together a pet resume.

What is it?

Much like you would edit and submit a resume for yourself when applying for a job, doing the same for your pet can be a positive step to take when applying for properties.

It can go a long way to selling you and your pet to any prospective investment property owner.

A pet resume provides the chance for you to offer a written summary of your pet’s best qualities and your awareness of the duties you have as a pet owner.

What to put in your pet’s resume?

Some basics to include in your pet resume are:

  • Your pet’s name
  • Age
  • Breed
  • Sex
  • Weight
  • Vaccination records
  • Microchip number
  • Current photo.

Another thing to include are references. These can be vital as they are external sources that can back up the information you have provided.

It is important to have the relevant references lined up such as a former landlord, property manager or neighbour. Other prospective references could be your vet or any potential obedience school that your pet has attended.

Your pet resume could look like this...

Pet  Resume
Your pet's resume should be simple yet cover all the basic information