Finding a Neighborhood That Is Dog Friendly

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Finding your dream home means that it’s a good fit for everyone in the family… including your pets! Discover communities with trails, dog parks and other pet-friendly amenities. But first, check out these tips for finding your new home in a neighborhood that you and your dog will love.

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Are there other pups around?

When scoping out a potential neighborhood for your new home, see if you notice other homeowners with dogs nearby. If there are, it probably means that the community is safe and pet friendly, and that you and your furry family member will be a welcome addition. If not, it could be a sign that you’re barking up the wrong tree!

Is it safe to walk?

Finding a walk-worthy community can be one of the best things you can do for your dog. Communities that feature trails, sidewalks and minimal traffic can make you and your pooch feel safe when you get outside to enjoy your daily walks.  

Are there pet-friendly establishments nearby?

It is important to find a home near a pet store, a groomer, a veterinarian and any other services you will frequent with your dog. It can also be a good idea to find a home near other establishments that are dog friendly, such as restaurants, coffee shops and bars where you can bring your four-legged family member inside or sit outside with them on the patio.

Are there any pet or noise rules?

Some cities and HOAs have rules concerning pets and noise. Be sure to check out these regulations and ask any necessary questions so that you can feel confident that your home and community will be a good fit for you and your dog.

Are there open spaces and/or dog parks nearby?

There are several ways to make sure your dog has the room that he or she needs to exercise, roam and play. Some options include looking for homes that have spacious backyards or that back to open space.  You can also search for communities with amenities like a dog park where your furry friend can socialize with their canine companions.

How to Search for Communities with Dog-Friendly Amenities

Did you know that you can search for communities with specific amenities to suit you and your dog on our website? Not only can you use our filters to narrow search results for specific home features like bed and bath count, but you can also use them to pinpoint amenities such as trails, dog parks and more. Just search for a city, county, school district, zip code or floor plan, and opt for communities that have amenities your pup will appreciate (and any additional ones you need to make your new house your dream home!).

Find out more about how to filter your search results on our website here!

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