Creating a pet friendly space – Top Tips

25 May, 2022

Creating a pet friendly space – Top Tips

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As every pet owner knows it is not always easy to create a pet friendly space within the home. However, with a little research it can be done to accommodate a wide range of animals. Read this blog to learn more about how to achieve the best suitable living space for your pets.

How to create a pet friendly space

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Making a home pet friendly is critical for safety and comfort

When you’re looking for a new property with pet friendly space, you might want to also consider the other members of your household. Many homeowners may have already given due thought to the aspects required of a new home for their children, but you may also want to keep your pets in mind. This can give you better insight into the type of home you need.

Even if you don’t have pets currently, you may also want to consider this aspect, especially if you are planning on getting them in the near future.

Find matching properties with pet friendly space

It can be difficult to find properties with certain specific requirements when searching on your own. This is why using the services of a realty broker like Compass could really make things that much easier. A broker may be able to take on some of those specifications you have and then forward property listings to you that match, or closely match those requirements.

This could be significantly easier than attempting to trawl the property pages on your own for a house with pet friendly space indoors or outdoors. At the same time, they may also be able to help you find certain compromises that can still keep your family and animals happy but might be easier to find or afford.

Think about flooring

Having pets can be brilliant for your family, but they can also be a significant responsibility. Should your pet be unwell, they may leave a mess on the floor. Likewise, dogs or cats may also have the ability to pull up carpets or scratch wooden flooring. Therefore, you may want to consider what type of flooring is already present in the properties you view, and how it could be affected.

A hard easy clean floor can make this part of the home a pet friendly space.

This may mean that you either need to look for properties that have animal-friendly floors, such as tiling, or instead consider that it may be prudent to replace items. This could then have a knock-on effect on your overall budget.

Outdoor pet friendly space

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Consider the different uses for your pet’s dog house or a similar pet friendly space for your animals

Not all pets live within the home. While cats, dogs, and reptiles may be content inside, smaller animals or pond fish may thrive within a garden. If you already have fish, you may want to bring them with you to your new home, so a pond could be an essential requirement. Other small animals, such as rabbits, may be kept in outdoor enclosures.

Yet, they may also need a significant amount of space to run around, both when you’re outdoors and when left to their own devices. This may mean that flats or homes with small terraces aren’t suitable for your family. Knowing this beforehand can help to rule out a number of properties and save you a significant amount of time.

Pet friendly space essentials

Choosing a pet friendly house can be difficult on its own. However, when you add pets into the equation you may find your options to be rather limited. By seeking support and considering the essential aspects, rather than all preferences, you may be able to find your family a new place to live where they will be happy, regardless of how many legs they walk on.

If you have pets you need pet sitters!

How to find pet sitters for when you travel

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Using a trusted housesitting and petsitting network you can connect with pet lovers who will pet sit for free

Depending on the kind of pet you have you will need to find a petsitter who will be caring and attentive. Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in our Housesitmatch network. However, we have many other pets that we care for including smaller pets like rabbits, and pocket pets like guinea pigs.

Petsitting and housesitting abroad

We also have horses and donkeys in our network that need love and attention when their owners go away on holiday or business trips. Some of these pets are in properties in the UK where we as a company are based. Yet we have many other pets to care for abroad in housesitting assignments all over the world.

Pet sitters in holiday homes with pets

Find pet sitters well ahead of your trip then you and your pet can relax and enjoy the break

If you have a holiday home abroad where you keep your pets, we can also find pet sitters to help you, no matter where the home. Our housesitting and petsitting network is global with pet lovers and experienced petsitters all over to help you.

At Housesitmatch we can help you to find pet sitters who will travel to your home at their expense. They will live on your property while looking after your pet and pay for their own upkeep. It is a very affordable collaboration that benefits both you and the pet housesitter.

Try a network that offers trusted pet sitters who pet sit for free

The beauty of a trusted housesitting and petsitting network like is that we have thoroughly ID checked all our members for safety.

So every one can see when the checks are clear and complete. We like to offer transparency to build trust within our network.



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