FRI, 01 MAY 2015 BY LINDA ROSADO
It’s estimated that 37%–47% of all American households include at least one dog. Pet parents think of their dogs as just that, their children, so finding a great place to live means finding the perfect home for their pets, as well. If you’re an apartment or condo community manager looking to appeal to these families, here are a few tips on how to best reach and attract dog owners.
Needless to say, the first thing pet parents look for in a residential community is their acceptance of pets to begin with. This includes details on breed restrictions, pet fees and lease addendums required for move-in. If your community is pet-friendly and you are looking to attract cat and dog owners, make sure you’re including these details in your advertising and marketing materials, as well as any specifications you have on species, breeds, etc.
FACILITIES BUILT WITH PETS IN MIND
Even if your community accommodates pet parents looking to lease, it doesn’t mean it is as pet-friendly as it could be. Ensuring your property’s facilities are accommodating to pets and their owners is a crucial step in welcoming new residents with furry companions. A great place to start is with a designated pet area where dog owners can take their pups for walks on a leash, or even off-leash if it is a fenced space. This small addition can boost your community’s pet-friendliness and make it an even more attractive place for potential new residents.
WASTE-FREE COMMUNITY GROUNDS
A clean community is a happy community. By ensuring you are allowing for easy access to DOGIPOT Pet Stations equipped with sturdy Smart Litter Pick Up Bags, you’ll be helping your grounds remain clean and green. The abundant presence of these receptacles reminds pet parents to pick up after their pups and lets potential new residents know that you care about the cleanliness and safety of your community.