Pets Allowed vs. Pet-Friendly: You Need to Know the Difference

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Here at Apartment Guide, we know that renters absolutely adore their pets. In fact, apartment communities that welcome pets is a popular amenity on our website. But as we gradually shift into moving season, there’s something you should know: pet-friendly apartments are not the same thing as apartments that allow pets. Here’s the difference:

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Catify Your Crib (or How to Create an Awesome Cat Wonderland at Home in Your Apartment)

Check out tips to create a cat wonderland that endlessly fascinates your favorite feline!

Check out tips to create a cat wonderland that endlessly fascinates your favorite feline!

Your cat rules the roost. (We dare you to deny it!)

What kind of roost have you prepared for your favorite pet?

If lions are the Kings of the Jungle, then your apartment cat certainly deserves the royal treatment, the perfect perch from which to rule her kingdom with seeming disdain and that particular authority of the feline.

Here are some tips to help you catify your crib, so your royal highness will be purring 24/7!

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My Furry Valentine: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Pet

Your puppy Lothario only has eyes for you! Check out a few gifts to shower on your furry Valentine.

Your puppy only has eyes for you! Check out a few gifts to shower on your furry Valentine.

By Steve Harper and Elizabeth Beasley

If your favorite Valentine would prefer a rawhide chew over romance, you are not alone.

Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that one in five Americans planned on buying Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets and estimated the spending to near $815 million. That’s something to purr about if you are in the business of selling pet gifts!

If you find yourself on the buying side of that equation, read on to check out a gift that’s cool for the cat or dog in your life this year.

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Top Holiday Pet Hazards: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

Keep your furry friend safe this holiday season by pet-proofing your home from certain holiday foods and decorations.

Keep man’s best friend safe this holiday season by pet-proofing your home from certain holiday decorations and food.

The holiday season is a festive time to share with friends and family, but it can also pose a number of hazards for other members of your family—your beloved pets.

We only want the best for our furry friends, and taking a few preventive measures can ensure your dog or cat doesn’t get sick.

 

Winter Plants

Poinsettias are beautiful, festive plants used to decorate your home during the holidays. Although poinsettias are usually hyped as a poisonous plant, they are mildly toxic to animals. The following holiday plants are the ones you really need to watch for.

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Dog People vs. Cat People: Is There Really a Difference?

Dog People vs. Cat People: Is There Really a Difference?Do you consider yourself a dog person or a cat person? Depending on your pet preference, a lot can be revealed about your own personality. It’s been said that the animal you identify with the most tends to align with your own characteristics.

Pet owner stereotypes are fairly prevalent throughout society. Surely you’ve heard the myth of the crazy cat lady. She sits on her couch in a bathrobe day after day eating Pringles, surrounded by at least four of her closest feline friends: Molly, Daisy, Sadie and Chloe.

Or maybe you’re more familiar with man’s best friend. Most likely he’s a Labrador Retriever that goes by the name of Max or Buddy. And every day he gleefully hops into the crumb littered SUV with his active family of two caring parents and three rambunctious kids, eager for yet another 15 minute road trip to the other side of town.

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It’s National Dog Day! 4 Fun Games to Play with Your Pup

Treat your furry friend to a good time in honor of National Dog Day!

Treat your furry friend to a good time in honor of National Dog Day!

It might be the summer’s most obscure holiday, but August 26th is annually recognized as National Dog Day. The day was started 9 years ago by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert, to honor dogs that serve the community: law enforcement canines, blind companion dogs and service dogs for the disabled.

Even if your dog doesn’t fall into one of those categories, your pooch still deserves to be rewarded for being man’s best friend. While there are plenty of suggested ways to celebrate National Dog Day, below are Apartment Guide‘s ideas for games you can play in (or near) your apartment with your furry friend.

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How to Handle Pet Custody After a Break-Up

Breaking up is hard for people AND pets! Keep these priorities in mind as you plan your pet’s future.

Breaking up is hard for people AND pets! Keep these priorities in mind as you plan your pet’s future.

For many couples, their dog or cat is a full-fledged member of the family — and one whose future is a serious bone of contention if the human relationship happens to falter.

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When pet parents decide to go their separate ways, it’s important to find a custody solution for pets that will satisfy everyone affected – especially Fido and Fluffy.

Read on for a look at ideas on how to handle pet custody after a break-up.

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Summer Pet Care Tips: Take Great Care of Your Friends!

If your dog loves the water, go play a game of fetch in the waves! But never leave your pooch unattended.

If your dog loves the water, go play a game of fetch in the waves! But never leave your pooch unattended.

Summertime provides a great opportunity to spend more time with your pets, whether you are enjoying beautiful outdoor weather at the park with your dog or spending a lazy Sunday in your apartment with your cat.

Summertime can also bring certain dangers with it for pets, however.

Follow these tips to pay careful attention to the needs of your pets in hot weather. They depend on you, so protect your animal friends with tips like these!

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National Pet Week: How to Pamper Your Pets

National Pet Week is May 5-11. How will you celebrate with your furry friends?

National Pet Week is May 5-11. How will you celebrate with your furry friends?

Our pets make us feel special every day with their playful natures, unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, so it only makes sense to show them a little gratitude every now and then.

Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Week promotes responsible pet ownership, celebrates the human-animal bond and raises awareness of veterinary medicine. So in honor of National Pet Week, treat your furry friends to a day of love and pampering and show them how much you care. Here’s how.

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Must-Haves for Any Gen Y Apartment

We all have a list of what we look for to find the “perfect” apartment. From a gated community to one with a pool, and from the neighborhood to the distance to work, we all have some idea of what we’re looking for. Generation Y is no exception. They judge an apartment on more than what’s inside of it; they check out the social environment, entryways and community decor, as well as the amenities of the community. If you’re looking to market your community to the 80 million young adults who are entering the apartment rental market, consider their must-haves.

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