Finding a new home in the perfect neighbourhood is something we all dream about, but what is it that makes the neighbourhood purr-fect? For us humans, it might be having a number of schools to choose from, the number of shopping centres in the neighbourhood, or even access to public transport.
But when it comes to the four-legged members of the family, finding the perfect neighbourhood is more than just parks to run around in! Here’s what you need to look out for on your quest to find a pet friendly neighbourhood.
The most obvious thing to look out for in the neighbourhood is the local veterinary services available. In the case of an emergency or for general check-ups, you’ll need to be able to take your pet to the vet, so look for one that’s close by and open at hours that work for you.
Parks and playgrounds
Another obvious necessity that your pooch will need is a dog friendly park or playground. You’ll get bonus points for the fully fenced, off leash variety. Some dogs also enjoy the water so keep an eye out for rivers or beaches that are dog friendly also.
Groups and furry friends
Are there other pets in the neighbourhood? Your pet loves making new friends as much as you do. If there are weekly dog meetups, puppy preschools, or neighbours who enjoy play dates, your pet will appreciate the company.
Groomers and speciality stores
Groomers and special pet stores aren’t always a necessity, but they definitely help when you’re moving in with a furry friend! Whether you’re in need of tasty treats and a new toy, or your pooch needs his coat trimmed, having groomers and stores in the neighbourhood makes it easy to access.
Cafés and restaurants
Your pet wants to be as much a part of your life as they can be. That’s why bonus points go to neighbourhoods who are happy to welcome furry friends at their cafes and restaurants.
Now that you’ve found the perfect pet-friendly neighbourhood, it’s time to move in! Get in touch with Grace when you’re ready to move your family and pets.