You’ve found pet-friendly apartments in Dallas, so you already know the notion that you can’t happily own pets in the city is a myth. We’re here today with tips to enhance the lives of both you and your pets so you can both live harmoniously in our pet-friendly digs.
Take Advantage of the City
In a lot of ways, cities are actually the best place to have a dog. While you may not have a big, suburban yard, you’re likely relying on your legs more than your car to get you places, and why not bring your dog along for a stroll? Incorporating your dog into your daily errands and routines allows them to get out of the house, stretch their legs, and socialize with neighborhood pets. It may even help you to meet and chat with neighbors-- your pup could be the perfect icebreaker!
Check Out Local Dog Parks
Lucky for you, Dallas has many beautiful, dog-friendly parks right around the corner from your home. Main Street Garden Park in Downtown Dallas is lovely, convenient, and even has an area just for dogs to run free off-leash. The park also has free WiFi, so you can stay connected while your pup plays. If you and your dog are in need of a scenery change, head to Deep Ellum Dog Park just down the road where you can check out funky dog-centric street art while your pet runs with the neighborhood gang.
Make Your Home a Haven
You’ve already hit the jackpot by finding a pet-friendly apartment in Dallas, and now you just need to put the finishing touches on by creating a space that feels safe, comfortable, and engaging for your furry friend. An easy way to do this is by giving your pet their own corner of the apartment. Place their bed and toys there and be sure to keep them entertained by consistently updating the items they play with. In smaller spaces, it’s important for dogs to be kept busy so they don’t grow restless and find themselves up to no good. For cat owners, invest in a tall kitty tower so your cat can climb, scratch, and play without damaging your furniture. And while we’re on the subject of furniture, depending on your pet’s breed, you may want to look into furniture slipcovers as an easy way to keep furniture clean and (somewhat) free of pet hair.
Invest in a Dog-Walker
Even the most conscientious pet owner needs help sometimes, and instead of risking a long stretch of alone time for your pet during a busy work day, enlist some neighborhood help in the form of a dog walker. Having someone come midday to give your pet some love and a good, long walk can help prevent accidents and boredom, and help promote your pup’s health. Plus, you can go about your day with a clear mind knowing your dog is being well taken care of and getting the attention and exercise he or she needs. Check out Companion Pet Services or I Cause Happy Paws, both located right in Dallas with rave user reviews.
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