Adding a fur baby to the family requires a lot of careful thought and consideration; your home has to have everything he or she needs to thrive. So when you buy a new home, it’s important to make sure that your space fits not only your needs but your dog’s needs as well. Below are a few helpful questions to ask yourself during the home shopping process to ensure that your living space matches your dog.
Is your dog an active breed?
Whether your dog is small, medium, or large, you need a dog that matches your lifestyle. If you and your dog are both active and enjoy walking on trails and playing catch in the backyard, it’s imperative that your new home has a backyard, trails, or a community dog park.
Do you have an older dog?
If your dog is graying around the muzzle, a one-story home is a great choice. Older, mature dogs are prone to arthritis and hip problems, making it difficult to climb up and down stairs. Choosing a home with rooms that are all on the same level ensures that your furry friend can always stay by your side.
Is your dog low-energy?
Some dogs, like greyhounds, French bulldogs and Great Danes, just need a daily walk to stay fit and healthy, so dog owners can consider buying a new townhome, that doesn’t have a large backyard that a single-family home may offer.
Do you have
more than one dog?
A multi-dog family needs a lot of extra space to accommodate all the pups. It’s imperative that your new home has at least two rooms where your dogs can rest and relax on their own.
Dogs aren’t just pets, they’re part of the family. So it’s important to consider them in your home buying process. Whether you’re shopping for a townhome or a single-family home, Lennar has a wide variety of quick move-in homes that will suit your family, lifestyle, desires, and even your dog’s needs. Learn more by visiting LennarTampa.com.