How to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly

So you just adopted a dog. Or a cat. Or a ferret. First time pet owners may be surprised by the amount of chaos one little pet can make. But don’t worry, you can still make your home pet-friendly without sacrificing your entire lifestyle.

  1. Remove all hazardous items. Keeping your home safe for everyone should be a no brainer. Make sure to store all cleaning supplies, antifreeze and medications in high cabinets. Try walking around on your hands and knees to look for other potential hazards like exposed wires.
  2. Check to see if your indoor/outdoor plants are pet-friendly. There are over 400 plants that are toxic to animals, so check the ASPCA toxin list to make sure.
  3. Create a space of their own. Pets need personal space to relax. Privacy is important, so make sure the space is away from the hustle and bustle of the house.
  4. Keep the toilet lid down, especially if it has automatic bowl cleaners. Doing this eliminates the risk of poisoning and drowning.
  5. Choose hard surface floors over wall to wall carpet. Not only do hard surface floors clean up better after “accidents”, but they also provide a cool place to relax during the hot months.
  6. Give your pets durable toys. Just like children, if they don’t have toys to play with they’ll start playing with your “toys” – so always have a few on hand.

Your pet is as much of the family as you are - so  make sure they are safe and happy! Contact us for more home tips and tricks at

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