Special spots created just for pets and their owners are a great way to get residents excited about living in your community. As pets are part of the family, renters also consider their comfort as they look for places to live.
Pet parks are excellent ways to help renters keep their pets healthy and active. Outdoor pet parks provide opportunities for pets to socialize with each other while running off the day’s pent-up energy, making them calmer and less likely to tear up an apartment. When building your outdoor park, be sure to include trash bags for clean-up, grassy areas to keep paw pads safe from hot concrete and fences to stop off-leash pets from running away. If a dedicated green space for pets doesn’t fit within your community, running paths for owners and their pets can serve as an appropriate substitute.
When creating these spaces, consider how colder months will affect renters. Their pets will still need the activity, even if snow is piling up outside. Installing an indoor pet park will keep both pets and their owners warm and provide an extra touch of hospitality you residents aren’t likely to forget.
It isn’t just pets that can benefit from these parks. Studies have also proven the importance of pet play spaces for human health. Pet owners are shown to have improved mental and physical health, as frolicking with their animals lowers blood pressure and generates more relaxation hormones. And, with a well-frequented space, residents have the chance to mingle with people who have common likes and interests. Investing in these spaces ensures that your residents will be happy with their homes and health.