If you have dogs, cats, or any other pets, finding an apartment that will accommodate your animal’s needs is crucial. The right policies and services in an apartment will make life as a pet owner easier and more enjoyable, while other communities that lack such accommodations can make taking care of your pets more difficult. To help you out, we’d like to break down four ways that apartment buildings can cater to pet owners. If you’re looking for a new apartment community for you and your pet, keep these in mind.
Provide open areas for play
Check if your apartment community has any open areas where your pet can let out its pent up energy. All animals need a spot to play from time to time, and whether you work from home or go into the office, a secure space to take your pet at the end of the day or during a lunch break is always convenient.
At 444 Social, we have the Wooftop, a fenced in area that is a great spot to take pets in need of some fresh air and play time.
Facilitate community engagement for owners
In pet-friendly apartment communities, owners should be able to easily connect with one another. Whether you need a dog-sitter for a few hours or want to put up a description of a missing pet, community engagement is a key way that apartments can cater to pet owners.
444 Social’s app does this with ease. The messaging board enables pet-owners to contact one another to receive services on demand, ask any pertinent question, and it, as a whole, makes life easier when looking after your pet.
Host pet-oriented events
Pet-friendly events are great places for animals and their owners to socialize. Research apartment communities to see what kinds of pet-friendly events they offer. Some apartment communities even offer events that are centered completely around pets!
Whether you come to one of our seasonal gatherings, food truck events, or other get-togethers, there are frequent events where your pet will be welcome at 444 Social.
Have accommodating policies
Before signing a lease, carefully read through your apartment's policies to ensure they are conducive to being a pet-owner. Additionally, check the breed restrictions if your apartment community has any. These are in place to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all. A quick read over of these policies will ease your mind as you move into a new building with pets.
The benefits of a pet-friendly community
Pets and owners alike will benefit from living in a pet-friendly apartment community. Apartment communities provide safe spaces for pets to play outside. Many also encourage pet-owning community groups and host pet-friendly events, which offer places where pet owners can easily connect with each other. Additionally, luxury apartments often have pet-friendly amenities and accommodating policies to help residents take care of their dogs, cats, and other animals. These benefits help pet owners fully enjoy living in apartment communities.