Do you ever wish you could get inside your dog’s head and figure out what he or she is really thinking? You might be surprised to learn that – along with dreams of chasing cats, burying bones and frolicking in the park – your furry family member may also be secretly wishing you’d take the plunge and buy a home.
Don’t believe us? Here are five benefits of home ownership your pup would absolutely, positively love.
One of the best things about owning your own home is that you’ll have the option of choosing a property that has a nice yard where your furry family member can enjoy some time outdoors. If you happen to snag a house with a fenced in yard, your dog can roam free, without the restrictions of a leash or lead. Now that’s something Charlie the pup would really appreciate!
Renting typically limits you to the number and kinds of changes you can make to the interior of your living space. For instance, you may have tile that’s slippery for your pup’s paws or hardwoods that could be damaged by your dog’s claws. In an apartment, there’s not much you can do to address these concerns, which means your pooch may be banned from certain rooms. In your own home, however, you can modify the interior to suit your companion’s specific needs. How sweet is that?
There are plenty of dog-friendly neighborhoods where other residents share the same affinity for family members of the four-legged variety. This will provide your pup with ample opportunity to get out, mingle and enjoy some healthy socialization with other dogs. Doggy play dates in a yard are far more fun than in a tiny apartment.
Most apartments and even condos have a number of restrictions for pet owners to worry about. Some don’t allow animals at all while others only permit dogs of certain sizes or breeds. This limits the number of properties for you to choose from. If you’re buying, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about as many restrictions. With more choices, you’ll have a much better chance of landing a property that your loyal friend will love.
As your furry friend grows older, his or her needs will inevitably change. Climbing several flights of stairs to get to a high-level apartment unit might prove too tiresome and even painful for your senior companion. Buying a home where you can make accommodations will provide your pet with a long-term plan that will make the golden years more comfortable and enjoyable.
Your dog may be on to something. Why not see for yourself? Give us a shout and let’s discuss whether home ownership would be a good option for you (and your four-legged friend).
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