Owning a pet is a big commitment, but your furry friend can give you much joy.
If you're a pet owner looking for a place to rent or house for sale in Caboolture, be aware of your responsibilities.
While birds and lizards are ideal pet choices for some, cats or dogs seem to be the most common.
If you have a cat or dog over the age of 12 weeks, you must register it with the Council.
Animal registration forms are available on the Moreton Bay council website. You need to renew the registration each year – in late August.
Cats or dogs born after April 1 2009, or those who have had a change in ownership, must be microchipped.
If you own a house In Caboolture, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping pets at home.
However, landlords and renters need to know the applicable tenancy laws when fluffy friends are part of the equation.
A tenant can only have pets if the tenancy agreement says pets are permitted. They'll also want to consider whether there's enough space for the animal.
The agreement can state how many pets are allowed and whether they are to be kept inside or outside the home.
Ray White's property management Caboolture office can help landlords keep on top of their property and enforce rules regarding pets on premises.