bringing a new pet into your apartment. That's why we are really excited to partner with Apartment Guide to bring you some tips on moving as well as some things to know when you are
Since I've had dogs, I've lived in apartments, condos and houses, and each time I moved I had a few tricks of my own to make the move more pleasant and the new surroundings more comfortable. So I'm going to share a few tips from Apartment Guide as well as a few of my own!
Moving with Cosmo
Since I've had Cosmo, we've moved twice -- from a condo, to an apartment, to our current house. For us, the apartment was a temporary solution since I was lucky enough to sell a condo a little too quickly and we had nowhere else to go! If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation with a pet, Apartment Guide has the photos, floor plans, features and tips to help you search for the perfect pet-friendly apartment community.
When we lived in the apartment, I loved the pet friendly walking areas as well as some unexpected extras like the pet-friendly window sills!
|Cosmo loved this built-in perch in our apartment!|
Here are a few more things we've done to make our living space more pet-friendly and pet-welcoming!
If your pet likes to join you in bed, consider a bench at the foot of the bed (like the one above) to make the leap a little less strenuous. An area rug will also provide your pet with some traction and will help dampen the sound of clicking feet across the bedroom floor! I got the bench, above, and the pet bed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. I was able to customize both with complementary pet-friendly fabrics that are both durable AND stylish!
Speaking of pet beds, I don't think you can ever have too many! For an affordable option with a customized look, I love this bed, above, from P.L.A.Y. The beds are made with furniture grade fabrics, sustainable materials and are completely machine washable and dryable. The beds are even reversible to give you several looks AND you can order pillows in complementary fabrics for your own bed or sofa!
|Cosmo is packed and ready to go for his next adventure|
When it comes to flooring, I love the options and functionality of carpet tiles. These, above, are from FLOR. You can customize the look to fit your own style and if your pet has an accident, it's super easy to clean one tile or even replace it.
Some more helpful tips if you are moving to a new neighborhood
The folks at Apartment Guide also provide lots of helpful suggestions for moving to and exploring a new neighborhood with your pet. Whether you are living, looking or moving, Apartment Guide will point you in the right direction.
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Some extra treats from Apartment Guide
Stop back by To Dog With Love on Friday, and we'll be hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card from PetSmart, courtesy of Apartment Guide! You could pick up a snappy new bed, some Bissell pet clean-up products, or a Halloween welcome rug -- all essentials in my book for a stylish, pet-friendly home!