Despite the many ways pets make life better, it can be hard for pet owners to find places to live – especially if they rent instead of owning homes. They may face pet breed or size bans, a lack of pet policies, or unreasonably high fees for pets. In fact, moving is the number one reason people surrender their pets to shelters. But restrictive pet policies often discriminate unfairly. Pets, like people, are individuals. Behavior is determined by their training, experiences and the care given by their owner. There is little scientific evidence that there are innately “aggressive” breeds. Requirements related to size aren’t grounded in science either. Small dogs can be excitable and vocal, while large dogs are often docile and quiet. Size is not an indicator of how well a pet will succeed in a particular home. In pet-friendly cities, housing developments recognize that pets make people happier and healthier. They welcome pets and, in return, gain loyal tenants who are grateful for the chance to live a great life with their pets.