You’ve discovered the perfect pet friendly apartment community, but now you need to include your dog in your Scott Depot apartment décor. We have some of fur-tastic ideas to make life with Fido stylish and functional for both of you!
Twice as Nice
No matter where you live, it can be tricky to include Fido’s needs in your décor without turning your living room into a kennel, but you might be surprised that there are a variety of ways include your dog without spoiling the view. Rather than setting up a wire frame crate right next to the sofa, try an attractive end table that also serves as a dog crate, giving Fido his own safe place while also creating a place to lay down your book and your cappuccino. Try one of many options like the Triple Door Dog Crate from Chewy.com or the Casual Wooden Pet Crate, available on Amazon.
Where do you display your favorite mementos, pictures, and decorative lamps without worrying that Rover’s tail will clear your coffee or end table? Don’t put your favorite pictures and decorative lighting in your closet! Put up some floating wall shelves to create a place for your trinkets that keeps them safe from Rover’s “tail trail”. We love the wide variety of options you can find at Wayfair and Walmart.
Everything in Its Place
Finding a spot to store all of Fluffy’s “goodies” without cluttering your cabinets and countertops can be a real challenge. Food and treats must be stored where she can’t find them, leashes and poop bags should be conveniently located, and medications need to be organized and kept safely out of reach. Fortunately there are plenty of stylish, functional feeding stations that allow you to store food and treats while also serving as an elevated feeding station and a dog walking center! Check out the attractive and useful Feeder Station from Grandin Road. For smaller dogs, try the handy IRIS Elevated Feeder with Airtight Storage and put up some Command Hooks to hang leashes by the door.
Even the best-trained dog may have the occasional accident, which can ruin your carpet and hardwood floors, especially if not discovered right away. Muddy paws can also stain your apartment carpet. Preserve your security deposit with a washable area rug and non-skid rubber liner beneath it to prevent the occasional “mistake” from ruining your flooring. We love the Meilocar Ultra Absorbent Soft Floor Mat, a super soft machine washable rug offered in several colors to match your dog’s fur and hide stains.
A Busy Dog is a Happy Dog
Whether you’re working, exercising at the fitness center, or eating out with friends, there are times when you can’t be with Fido. These are all chances for him to decide to chew on your furniture or pull all the stuffing out of your throw pillows. Make sure he has lots of chews and toys to occupy him instead, and store them in a basket where he can easily find them. You can also keep him busy with puzzle toys to prevent him from getting creative when he is alone. A classic Kong Toy filled with his favorite treats is a great way to keep him interested. For more active dogs and puppies, try a Snuffle Mat to entertain him when you’re away on longer excursions.
Most of us stay connected and in control of our lives by using our smart phones, so why not try the same thing for Fluffy? The Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser uses an interactive camera connected to your smart phone that allows you to watch Fluffy and talk to her no matter where you are! Two-way audio lets you talk to Fluffy and toss her a treat up to six feet. You can also schedule treats to be given periodically to prevent her from becoming bored.
You know your pet friendly Scott Depot apartment community is perfect for you, now it’s time to upgrade and make it “Pooch Perfect!”