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How New Homeowners Can Make Their Home Pet Friendly

January 21, 2022

If you’re a new homeowner or someone who is shopping for a new home, you may be wondering how to make your home pet-friendly. It might come as a surprise, but it is not as hard as you may think! The premier new home builders in the Utah County region at McArthur Homes have some tips on how to make your home more accommodating for your furry friends. Pets are a part of the family, and it’s important to make them feel welcome in your new home as well.

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Create a Designated Space for Your Pet

One of the easiest ways to make your home pet-friendly is to provide a designated space for them. This could be a designated room or an outdoor area where they can roam free. If you have a fenced-in yard, that’s ideal for pets, but even if you don’t, there are still ways to make your home pet-friendly. You can create an outdoor area by putting up a small fence or using a designated playpen.

Invest in Pet-Friendly Furniture

People Sitting on a Couch with Pets

Those sharing their couches and chairs with animals should be wary of more than just pet hair and dander. Pets can also be destructive, especially when they’re young. Investing in pet-friendly furniture can help to minimize the damage done by your furry friend. Look for furniture that is made from durable materials and has removable covers that can be washed. You may also want to consider investing in a few pieces of furniture specifically designed for pets, such as a pet bed or a crate.

Create a Safe Place for Your Pet to Eat and Drink

Your pet needs a place to eat and drink just like you do, and it’s important to create a safe space for them in your home. This could be as simple as setting up a water bowl and food dish near their designated space or creating an outdoor feeding area. Make sure that the water bowl is big enough for your pet to drink from and that the food dish is elevated so that pests can’t get to it.

Invest in Garbage Cans With Lids

Does your pet have a habit of raiding the trash can? Unless you want paper towels, old food and other garbage strewn across flooring surfaces all over the house, trade out those short wastebaskets for tall ones with lids. Low-lying cans should especially be avoided when storing them near closets or cabinets because it’s easy enough that your pet could knock their contents onto carpeted floors without fail!

Store Your Pets Toys Away

Dog Laying on Floor With Bones and Toys

Tennis balls and squeaky toys don’t do much to elevate the overall look of your living room. Half-chewed dog bones can also be quite unpleasant for everyone nearby.! When you’re not using them, store your pet’s toys in a designated place like a storage shed or a closet with a door that can be closed. This will help to keep your home looking tidy at all times.

Set Up A Pet Cam to Connect While You Are Away

While you’re at work or out running errands, it’s always nice to be able to see what your pet is up to. A pet cam will allow you to do just that! These cameras can be set up in a designated space for pets or even right inside of their crate. Many of them come with a way to give a treat to your pet and an intercom so that your pet can hear you when you’re not there. This way, you’ll never have to worry about how your pet is doing when you’re not home.

Create a Pet-Friendly Atmosphere

Not only do you need to make your home physically pet-friendly, but you should also try to create a pet-friendly atmosphere. This means being patient with your pet when they’re exploring their new surroundings and not getting upset with them for making noise or getting in the way. It also means taking them on walks in your new neighborhood and playing with them regularly. The more you do to make your pet feel at home, the happier they’ll be in their new surroundings.

Making your home pet-friendly can be easy and fun, and it’s a great way to show your furry friend how much you love them. By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a space in your new home that both you and your pet can enjoy. McArthur Homes offers new homes in Utah County that are excellent for both pet owners and pets alike! Reach out to us today to schedule a tour of our newest community Rockwell Ranch Townhomes.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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