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Things to Remember for Keeping a Pet Happy in an Apartment


The Residences at Great Pond Blog, Randolph, MA  Set yourself up for a happy, comfortable lifestyle with your pet in your apartment by trying these tips.


The Residences at Great Pond is a pet-friendly community, so today we’re offering advice to anyone looking to move into a new home with a pet, to anyone about to adopt a new pet, or to anyone simply looking to make their apartment and the community here in Randolph, MA a better place for pets. Be sure not to miss these habits when making a home for your pet in an apartment.


Be realistic.

It would be great if all animals would be well-suited for apartment living, but that isn’t the case. Be honest with yourself about what animals will have enough space in your home and what apartments and environments would be best for your pet. Contact our staff to learn more about what animals we allow. Take breed restrictions, needs for space, and other considerations to heart as you’re making decisions. Take note of what you can make work in your home.


Make accommodations.

Pets can overhaul your life, but you don’t have to be overwhelmed. Plan for the changes to your schedule, habits, and home you will need to make a seamless transition and a successful future. Organize your furniture to make use of the open layout and help your pet roam freely. Keep feeding stations in plain sight but out of the way. Plan for how to fit things like potty breaks, exercise, and playtime into your schedule. Make it natural and it will become part of your routine in no time.


Prioritize health care.

Your animal, just like any other animal and just like you, needs care for their physical well-being. So take your pet to the veterinarian for a check-up, to address any illnesses or ailments they may be suffering from, to get updated on vaccinations, and even to ask your vet for help with things like brushing your pet’s teeth or other grooming methods.


Address problems.

House training is possible, even if it seems difficult. Address the “why” of each problem that arises and give your pet healthy alternatives to behaviors that you don’t want in your apartment, such as spraying or scratching, barking, or leaving messes inside. Be persistent and know that even if the whole process of keeping a pet is exhausting, the companionship is worth it. Complete a training class with your pet and maintain a written record of the class.


What are your best tips for keeping a pet happy in an apartment? Let us know by leaving a comment. We hope you find success with these tips and any others you come up with. Good luck!