Has homeownership gone to the dogs? Yes! Features fit for furbabies are a must-have for canine-loving homebuyers — like these pet-friendly upgrades that add value.
Ramp-Up a Wood Deck
Wood decks add value. Adding a ramp will give pups of all sizes and ages an easy way to access the yard.
Tip: Building a deck? Avoid exposing your pet to toxins. Dogs, like kids, are sensitive to chemicals so opt for VOC-free wood, paints, and stains.
FYI: Two-thirds of homeowners have at least one furbaby.
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This idea hydrates parched pooches while enhancing the yard.
Tip: Pick a water feature that has a self-circulating filtration system. It will conserve water while providing pets with a clean, fresh drink.
FYI: A barking 81% of dog owners consider their pups to be equal members of the family.
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A dog run will protect your garden while giving your pup some “me” space.
Tip: Chain-link enclosures can detract from your home’s value. This cattle wire fence is a durable and affordable solution that looks invisible from a distance.
FYI: Pets are the fifth-ranking reason that drives people to buy homes.
Tip: A pet-friendly turf is soft, hypoallergenic, and antimicrobial with an instantaneous drainage system.
FYI: When it comes to their pets, homeowners spend almost three times more than renters.