There are plenty of dog-friendly condos for sale out there, but they aren't all created equal. While some are designed specifically with dogs in mind, others have been converted from animal restricted homes to pet-friendly abodes, so they tend to offer different features. Here are three features you should look for when comparing condos that should help make life for you and your precious pet more comfortable and convenient:
An Enclosed Porch
While it may not seem very important from the onset, an enclosed porch is something you'll likely appreciate as a dog owner. It will give you and the dog a safe and private space to spend time outdoors without having to use a leash. You can hold training sessions and play games with no worry about your dog running off or chasing another animal. An enclosed porch will also give your dog a place to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you don't want to personally take them outside. Just place some faux grass along one edge of the enclosed space and spray it clean every day.
Just because you are allowed to walk your dog in public areas throughout your new condo's community doesn't mean that it will be comfortable or convenient to do so. In addition to sidewalks and grassy areas to travel on with your dog, make sure the new condo community you move into features walking trails just for dogs and their owners to make use of. This will give you an opportunity to take your dog on adventures without having to leave your immediate surroundings, which will come in handy when you're short on time, and your dog is filled with energy. The trails should be easy to maneuver and feature lighting so you can go on hikes when it's dark outside.
What if your vehicle breaks down and you can't take your dog on the bus to their groomer's, or you simply don't have the time to get them to their scheduled grooming appointments? Having a groomer available at your condo community is sure to make life a lot more convenient and less time consuming. Make sure the groomer is open during the evenings and weekends, so you don't find it tough to schedule appointments as time goes on. The groomer should be fully licensed and insured, and you should be able to purchase additional insurance for your dog's protection while they're in the groomer's care.
These features may seem insignificant now, but they'll surely come in handy and make life a bit more comfortable for you and your pooch as time goes on. Keep these ideas in mind as you reach out to local real estate companies like Marilyn Salzman Real Estate.