Government of New Brunswick

The Department of Social Development, through New Brunswick Housing, is one of the largest landlords in New Brunswick – possibly even the largest – with more than 4,500 units.

Providing its residents with the highest quality living experience is of utmost importance to the Department of Social Development. 

Effective December 1, 2012, a new Responsible Pet Ownership Policy was implemented for New Brunswick public housing units. 

While pets can be a rewarding addition to any family, they come with responsibilities. Courtesy and respect are part of being a good neighbour and also a necessity when it comes to responsible pet ownership. 

The new Responsible Pet Ownership Policy clearly lays out the rules public housing tenants must follow if they wish to own a pet.