Your pets are an important part of the family. Animals are cherished members of the household and love to be where we are.

Finding a pet-friendly home means paying attention to the features and
amenities that will ensure your animals’ comfort and safety. Dog
owners, seek homes with outdoor spaces that offer a safe, fenced area
where they can play, exercise, and roam. While a private space makes this
easier, condo or apartment buyers should look for communities that offer
dog parks, trails, or green belts that can accommodate this need.

Kitty or bird owners know that their pets enjoy watching the activity
outside their windows. Wide window sills with yard views can help
your pets’ sense of well-being. Look for rooms with areas to add a perch or
scratching post so your pets can spend time with you and the family.
Double-check that all doors and windows have screens or other methods of
making sure they can’t head outside without you.

Finally, before purchasing a home, understand the community association’s
rules and policies. Carefully read the rules regarding the number, type, and
size of animals. Be aware of the policies regarding barking or other noise
too. Always request this in writing, review it, and keep it for your records.

Our animals are treasured members of our family. Moving can cause stress
for them and we can help mitigate this by choosing the right home, where
they will feel safe and cared for.