Finding the Perfect Home for You and Your Pet
Lots of people have pets, and those pets are very much a part of the family. We all love our pets, so it’s very important that they are very comfortable and happy in whatever home that they are living in. Every pet deserves to feel safe in the space that they occupy, especially their homes. It’s important to always consider the space that your pets will occupy when you are looking for a new home to purchase or rent.
Room To Roam
Dogs and cats are very active beings, depending on the time of day. They need lots of room to roam free and frolic amongst themselves. Cats and dogs need to get all of their zoomies out whenever they need to. Sometimes pets just like to run around very quickly for no reason and that’s okay. We should let them. They should have space to do that without knocking everything over. Animals have lots of energy just like we humans do, except they don’t leave the house as much, so they need to release it somehow. Might as well make the place that they never leave a big and roomy one, especially if you plan on having lots of furniture and decor in your home. If you have very expensive pieces of art, you need to think about where it’s gonna go and how they will be kept out of reach from your pets. Keep in mind that your pets can also bump into things if the space is too cramped. This can get them hurt if they hit things too hard, they fall, or if heavy objects land on them. You don’t want any avoidable injuries and unnecessary trips to the veterinarian.
Go Where the Grass is Greener
Animals need to go outside every once in a while. Dogs typically go to the bathroom outside and it’s good for them to step outdoors and get some sun. Backyards need to have plenty of room to wander around outside and enjoy themselves. Because your pet might be spending so much time outside, it’s very important to make sure that the backyard is safe and properly enclosed. You don’t want your pup to get distracted and running off.
Keep in mind that concrete and concrete-like substances can burn your dog or cat’s paw if it is a really hot day outside. So make sure that there are at least some areas that aren’t covered in concrete. Grass is the most ideal in terms of what should be covering your backyard. It’s soft, and it doesn’t overheat. Also, be careful with any plants in your backyard. Some plants distribute seeds that can hurt your cat or dog’s little paws or bodies of they decide to sunbathe.
There also needs to be plenty of shade for your pet to rest in and cool off. Some nice shade under a tree or awning should do quite nicely. Be careful that there also no places that they could get stuck suck as fences or plants. If you have a garden, make sure they can’t get in it. You don’t want your tomatoes to get dug up.
No Damaged Floors
You obviously do not want your pets to damage the floors of your new home. It is probably best that you don’t invest in wooden floors or carpeting. Wooden floors have a high chance of getting scratched up by your pet if they have long nails or claws, whether they mean to or not. Carpets are great at trapping pet dander, fur, and unwanted odors. Also if your pet as an accident, it is much harder to get the stains and bad smells out of a carpet. The best options are probably tiled floors, since they don’t absorb moisture, don’t scratch, and are fairly easy to clean if need be.
Make sure that the neighborhood that you decide to live in is friendly to your pet. Are the neighbor’s dogs known to be aggressive? Is it a clean neighborhood? These things are important to consider because pets, dogs especially, need to go out on walks. Your dog is most likely going to be taken out on walks around your neighborhood. It’s important that your pup feels safe around your neighbors and other dogs in the area. You might also want to think about if there are other dog-friendly parks nearby to take your pet to and enjoy some time outside of your home.
Our pets are massive parts of our families. We need to make sure that our home not only suits our needs but theirs as well. It’s their home too, and they should be comfy and happy in it. If you have any questions about the houses built by Zia Homes, don’t hesitate to contact us.