Bringing home a pet is always fun. It's not so much fun when they start chewing
through wires or furniture though. Make sure, for your sake and theirs, that
you have pet proofed your home well enough that no disasters will happen. If
you live in a condo or rental setting, or somewhere like the King West condos, check in advance with the landlord about pet regulations. You never know, there
may be rules or limitations on having pets living in your building. Hopefully
you are allowed to have your new furry friend, and it is time to think about
creating a pet friendly space.
Some people totally forgo the risk of having an animal take over their space.
Lots of people that have balconies, for example a lot of the houses within Toronto
Annex real estate, create a pet friendly area just on the balcony. You of course
would pet proof the spaces between the railings, making sure they aren't wide
enough for any accidents to happen. You may even consider painting or treating
the wood with a pet-friendly substance that is designed to make clean ups easy.
Hopefully, your pet will spend lots of time with you while you do things like
watching TV. Animals love to bond with their masters, so making the area you
all spend time in pet friendly is a nice way of making sure the animal will
be a true part of your family. If you enjoy watching TV, but there are lots
of wires around for a frisky animal to chew on, try spraying them with something
that the animal won't like. Most pet stores carry a spray called 'Apple Bitter'
which is basically a non-toxic turn off to pets. It's also important to make
sure the pets aren't leaving messy marks on your beautiful couch. After all,
it's the centerpiece to your living room in your condo in Mississauga. Some
scotch guards work really well, but are dangerous for your pet. Look into which
ones are pet friendly, and then you and your pet will be happy!
Some Milton real estate agents have found themselves centering a lot of the
focus on buying and selling homes around the families' pets. In a neighbourhood
that offers more outdoor space and nice backyards, people like to look for homes
that will suit their pets. A nice fence to keep the dog you own contained can
be a bonus for you, and the dog. If you keep lots of toys in your backyard to
play with, and you have the peace of mind that the pup can't wander away on
you, the backyard can be a fun place for the dog to get a little fresh air and
exercise. Keeping lots of toys and things to stay busy with is key to pet proofing
the yard though. If the pet becomes bored, they might start digging holes in
the lawn, and you probably don't want that. Some people have lots of space on
their property. Maybe you live in one of the beautiful Milton Ontario homes
and you're worried that your pet will go close to the road while running around
outside. There are lots of safe options to contain your pet. Extended leashes,
runs, or even electronic fences can ensure that your yard is pet proofed and
safety focused. Keeping your home pet proofed will keep them safe, and both
of you happy. Everything from the outdoors to the indoors should reflect a pet
friendly home. Then you're more likely to have a friendly pet!