You’ve done your research. You’ve visited a few shelters, rescue centers, and pet shops. You’ve even completed a few of those 5-minute online quizzes that tell you which breed of dog or cat would be the best one for your personality and lifestyle. Now you’re ready to bring Fido, Fifi or Felix, home! You’re ready to introduce a new dog or cat into your home.
Becoming a pet owner is not a task to be taken lightly; after all, you are bringing home a living, breathing being, who can’t verbalize their wants and needs. But, before Fido, or Felix, walks through your front door, there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival.
One of the best ways to enjoy your time with your new pet can be time spent outdoors. Dogs love spacious yards where they can run and play. If your yard is fenced in, consider including it as part of the home tour. Let your dog smell the area, and become comfortable on their own terms. As for a cat, a screened lanai could provide your new feline companion a great outdoor “CATio.” Pet Safety Crusader online lists CATio benefits for cat owners to keep in mind when building their outdoor cat sanctuary. Also, be careful with your backyard plant selection! Reader’s Digest online provides some great advice on how to prepare your backyard for your new dog or cat.
If you’re looking for the perfect home with a backyard suitable to welcome your new dog or cat, we at Highland Homes have been building new homes in sought-after locations in Florida for over 20 years. From Ocala to metro Orlando, Tampa Bay, Lakeland-Winter Haven, and Bradenton-Sarasota, we’re ready to help you build the new home of your dreams. Browse communities, home plans, and quick move-in homes, and connect with our Florida New Home Specialists by emailing us or calling or texting 863-797-4999.
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