Housing insecurity (e.g., eviction, rental restrictions, moving) is one of the most common reasons for pet relinquishment in animal shelters. These rates of relinquishment are driven by a number of issues, including a growing deficit of affordable and pet-friendly rental units. Even when housing is advertised as pet-friendly, restrictions persist regarding the type, number, breed, size, and weight of animals allowed. Housing advertised as pet-friendly is often subject to higher rents and fees and there is no evidence that these surcharges are being used to pay for any additional costs of maintaining rental properties that allow pets; to the contrary, pet-friendly housing is often perceived to be of poorer quality. What’s more, aspiring pet owners may have their adoption applications declined by animal shelters because they rent. Housing legislation prohibits discrimination based on family status and most owners perceive their pets as important members of their family; however, pets are regularly regarded as property under the law, which limits their protections. What policies and programs can be implemented to promote housing access and security for pet owners?