Though one in two Quebec households has a companion animal, only 4.2% of landlords accept tenants with dogs.

This mainly affects low-income families, who face more limited housing choices. The situation is devastating, not only for the families but also for the animals themselves. The problem is primarily due to the absence of legislation in Quebec regarding the presence of animals in rental units.

Make yourself heard

To express your support for the right to posses animals in residential units and to obtain legislative change on this issue, we encourage you to sign this letter addressed to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.


Find an apartment

6 tips to facilitate your search for an apartment that accepts animals

Learn more

The Montreal SPCA provides the public with tools to assist in finding pet-friendly housing, as well as some tips on how to deal with a problematic landlord or syndicate of co-owners.


Please note that the information on this page is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion of any kind, nor does its provision form the basis of a lawyer-client relationship. The Montreal SPCA recommends obtaining independent legal counsel regarding any specific legal issues. While the Montreal SPCA has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, it does not guarantee the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the material.