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Decorating Your “Dog House”

Decorating Your “Dog House”
 

So you’ve found the perfect pet friendly apartment community, but now you have to find a way to include your dog in your Daleville apartment décor. Try some of these fur-tastic ideas to make life with Fido stylish and functional for both of you!

Double Duty

No matter what kind of living space you inhabit, it can be tricky to include Fluffy’s things in your décor without making your living room feel like a kennel, but you might be surprised by the variety of ways you can address your dog’s needs without spoiling the view. Rather than setting up a wire frame crate right next to the couch, set up an appealing end table that also serves as a dog crate, giving Fluffy her own safe place while also creating a place to set your book and your cappuccino. Try one of the many options like the Triple Door Dog Crate from Chewy.com or the Casual Wooden Pet Crate, available on Amazon.

It’s hard to find a place to display your favorite mementos, pictures, and decorative lamps without worrying that Rover’s tail will clear your coffee or end table. Don’t stash your favorite pictures and decorative lighting in your closet! Mount floating wall shelves to create a space for your trinkets that keeps them well above Rover’s “tail trail”. We love the options you can find at Wayfair and Walmart.

One Stop Storage

Daleville Dog Friendly Apartment DecoratingFinding a place to store all of Fido’s “goodies” without cluttering your cabinets and countertops can be a real challenge. Food and treats need to be stored where he can’t find them, leashes and poop bags need to be kept at the ready, and medications need to be organized and kept safely out of reach. Fortunately there are lots of stylish, functional feeding stations that help you to store food and treats while also serving as an elevated feeding station and a dog walking center! Check out the stylish and useful Feeder Station from Grandin Road. For smaller dogs, try the streamlined IRIS Elevated Feeder with Airtight Storage and stick up some >Command Hooks to hang leashes near the door.

Piddle Protection

Even the best-trained dog can have the occasional accident, which can ruin carpet, and even hardwood surfaces, if not discovered right away. Muddy paws can also damage your apartment carpet. Protect your security deposit with a washable area rug and non-skid rubber liner underneath to prevent that occasional “mistake” from ruining your flooring. We love the Meilocar Ultra Absorbent Soft Floor Mat, a super soft machine washable mat that comes in several colors to match your dog’s fur and hide stains.

A Busy Dog is a Happy Dog

Interactive Dog PuzzleWhether you’re at work, working out at the fitness center, or visiting friends, there are times when you can’t be with Fluffy. These are all chances for her to decide to chew on your furniture or pull all the stuffing out of your throw pillows. Make sure she has lots of chews and toys to keep her busy instead, and store them in a basket where she can find them easily. You can also keep her occupied with puzzle toys to prevent her from getting creative when she is bored. A classic Kong Toy filled with her favorite treat is a great option. For more active dogs and puppies, try a Snuffle Mat to keep your best friend entertained when you’re away on longer excursions.

Stay Connected

Most of us stay connected and in control of our lives thanks to our smart phones, so why not do the same thing for Rover? The Petcube Bites 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser uses an interactive camera connected to your smart phone that allows you to keep an eye on Rover and talk to him no matter where you are! Two-way audio lets you talk to Rover and throw him a tasty treat up to six feet. You can also schedule treats to be given periodically to prevent boredom.

You know your pet friendly Daleville apartment community is perfect for you, now it’s time to upgrade and make it “Pooch Perfect!”

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