Pet friendly retirement homes - our policy

Pets welcome at McCarthy Stone

Pets are very much part of the family, which is why, with a few exceptions, we welcome well-behaved animals into our retirement developments - while being mindful of the needs of pet-free people living in our communities.

Our Pet Policy in a nutshell

Homeowners are permitted common domesticated household pets in their properties. However, under the terms of the lease, they must have written permission before the pet is allowed to move in. We always do our best to accommodate requests, but there are some pets which are not suitable, for example, venomous reptiles - for obvious reasons!

Homeowners are responsible for the care and wellbeing of their pet and must ensure that their pet does not foul or cause damage to any part of the development. The pet must also not cause any damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance to other homeowners or visitors. If these terms are broken, permission can be withdrawn.

If you have any questions please call our friendly team on: 0800 201 4811, or if you are an existing homeowner, talk to your development's management team.

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This is an option, but depends on the lease-holder, which may not be McCarthy Stone. Contact us to find out  about a specific development on: 0800 201 4811. View our stunning retirement properties to rent.

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Pet Policy - McCarthy Stone

Meet some of our developments' pets

McCarthy Stone’s pet-friendly policy is a clincher for some. Read about some very happy customers - and their owners… 

Meet the pets

Testimonial - McCarthy Stone

“I just love it here, I've never looked back and Milo, my little dog, has settled in well too. My flat has outside space, and I potter in the garden most days so I'm always chatting to people about how great the development is.”  

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