New Construction Pet Haven?

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Take a look at this infographic about the importance of Pets. 95% of homeowners believe communities should allow for pets. Do you have a part of your home constructed just for your pet? I have seen several instances of pet grooming stations included in a utility room or mud room. Large bathing stations that sit up higher than a bath tub (easy on your back) to scrub Spot clean. This Old House shows us how to create a pet station in your current home from an existing bath.

Or you can adapt your new construction home to include one. Standard Pacific Homes offers a basic 50-square-foot suite up to an ultra-indulgent 170-square-foot space with customized cabinetry for toys, food and treats with an option for a flat-screen TV room. Prices range from about $8,000 to $30,000. All are separate rooms, which can be adapted to other uses if a future owner does not have a pet.

Pinterest has 1000s of ways to accomodate your pet into your home. I dare you to get out of that website in 10 minutes!

But, it's not just cats and dogs these days. The word Pet can be construed to include snakes, chickens, lizards, llamas, potbellied pigs and mini versions of horses, cows, sheep, goats and marmosets? Most CCRs restrict these from their communities or the number of dogs and cats per household so there are no breeding businesses that might cause havoc with traffic or excessive odors permeating the streets. 

What steps have you taken to make your pet more welcome in your surroundings? I like to hear about them!

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