Story by Micaela Arnett / April 7, 2022

Our pets are a part of the family. If you’re looking to adopt but worried about possible damages, why not make your home pet-friendly?

Here are some helpful tips and tricks for the best of both worlds; a clean and comfortable home for everyone. Less mess = less stress!  

Invest in pet-friendly furniture.

Who doesn’t want to snuggle their furry friends on the couch?

Removable, washable cushion covers are available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns to match whatever look you’re going for. Even white! 

Photography by: Patrick Brickman

Store your trash in the pantry or under the sink.

Don’t tempt them with a good time to make a mess. Out of sight, out of mind!

Photography by: Patrick Brickman

Install screens on your windows and porches. 

Our pets love fresh air too, let them enjoy it while you work around the house with a pet-friendly safety screen or rails to keep them contained. 

Consider a small pet door on the porch for hotter days. Easy access to shade for a quick cool off and a place for an extra bowl of water is essential. 

Photography by: Patrick Brickman

Opt for tile flooring or hardwood instead of carpet.

Accidents happen, and when they do, it’s easier to toss a washable accent rug in the wash than scrub with a carpet cleaner. 

Tile and hardwood floors sweep clean quickly and don’t hold on to any pet-related odors like installed carpet can.  

Photography by: Patrick Brickman

Cover your pool with a pool covering when not in use.

Give them a bit more space to run with a fortified pool covering that is easy to remove. 

If your pet is a swimmer, consider saltwater over chlorine to avoid irritating their skin or eyes.

Photography by: Colin Grey Voigt

Invest in a fenced area.

Privacy and safety confidence is unmatched when you fence in your yard. Ditch the lead and let your pet run free.

Photography by: Patrick Brickman