As more people opt to have children later or not at all it's more and more common for people to have fur babies. Hence the demand for pet friendly homes is at an all time high. Every house we advertise for rent is met with applications from people with pets.
I assure you, as stressful as selling a home might be, it cannot compare to the amount of stress you will endure in renting your home to a bad tenant. Just ask any landlord that has been through the situation.