Outstanding Pet Amenities Help Luxury Apartments Attract Renters

The standards of pet owners in search of a new home are becoming higher and higher, and luxury apartment developers are taking note. Gone are the days where apartment-seekers’ main priority was a gym or pool. In today’s market, many renters are looking for communities that offer five-star “pet”digree standards, to go along with their own personal amenities.




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Keeping Pets at Ease During a Move

For this post, we welcome Tazz Latifi, a Certified Pet Nutritionist based in Manhattan. She provides some excellent, in-depth tips for preparing your pet for a big move to a new pet-friendly home.

Stress is an unavoidable fact especially when we are planning a move, regardless of whether it’s a few miles or a few thousand miles away. What you may not realize is that while it’s stressful for you, it may be even harder on your pets – the sight of their things being packed away, the shrill sound of packing tape, the smell of cleaning agents, the list goes on.

Here are a few things you can add to your pets’ daily regimen to help keep stress at bay during these difficult times of transition.

Manage Their Diet

Dog and Cat Eating Together

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How to Borrow a Dog #3: Become a Professional Dog Walker

Welcome to Part 3 of our How to Borrow a Dog Series. In case you missed our the first two installments, check them out: Become a Pet Sitter and Take a Shelter Dog on a Field Trip. In Part Three, we are going to return to discussing a way to not only spend time with dogs but earn some money while doing so by becoming a professional dog walker.

Dog walkers are different from pet sitters in that they don’t spend a full day with the dogs and don’t host them in their own homes. Pet owners use dog walkers to walk and feed their dogs throughout the day while they are at work or away from the house.

Two Dogs with Professional Dog Walker


Starting Up

First things first: start small. (more…)

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How to Borrow a Dog #1: Become a Pet Sitter

There can be a lot of reasons that a dog lover may not be able to own a dog including extensive travel for work, financial reasons, or not living in a pet-friendly building. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to keep dogs in your life without making the full commitment to ownership. This is the first part of a series where we explore the various ways you can spend time with dogs without owning one.

In this first part of our series, we will focus on becoming a pet sitter. With pet sitting, you not only get to spend time with dogs but you can actually make money while doing it. (more…)

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Tips for Moving with Pets

So you’ve found the perfect pet-friendly place and now it is time to actually make the move. Just a few months ago, I was in the same situation. My cat, Wilson, has seen it all when it comes to moving. I found him in college and since then he’s lived with me in 5 apartments and 3 houses spanning 4 cities in 3 states. We both get better with each move but all the same stresses are still there. This post shares some of my personal tips along with some general tips for helping your pets on moving day.


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6 Awesome IKEA Hacks for Pets

Let’s face it: We all love our pets but the toys, the litter, and the pet furniture can sometimes cramp our style especially if you are crammed in a 500 sq. foot studio in the middle of the city. Stylish solutions for your loved one are hard to come by and often expensive.

These IKEA hacks go all out to provide stylish and practical solutions that will satisfy your pet and mesh with your decor.


1. Cat Litter with Micro-controlled Motion Detection and LED Counter

There are lots of great ideas for hiding your cat litter box but this IKEA Hacker went above and beyond with his tech-savvy cat litter hideaway that actually counts the number of times his cat uses the box and alerts him when its time to change the litter via a slick LED signal.



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