Tuesday, January 7, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
On their wish lists: first and foremost, outdoor space — a yard or at least a park within walking distance. Owners with older pets often have concerns about stairs. More affluent buyers want a dog grooming station in the mud room. Also, being near pet-friendly restaurants and pet supply stores is a big plus, especially for young urban buyers who might not have a car.
And once Millennials purchase a home, they often put big bucks into upgrades for their pets. On the menu are higher fences, so pets not only can't get out, but other animals can't get in. Pet doors are the least of it. Some pet owners in the demographic indicated a separate pet shower was desirable, so the owner wouldn't have to share and clean dog hair from the drain of their own shower.
Surprisingly, this trend is not new in real estate. Luxury landlords have been catering to their high-end tenants for years, putting in dog runs on rental tower roofs and pet salons off lobbies. But now, as more Millennials are buying homes, they are seeking the same amenities.
We at Global Property Systems Real Estate applaud Millennials seeking pets and pet friendly homes. We encourage everyone to consider adopting "rescue" pets - animals in the care of shelters without permanent homes. Getting pets from shelters rather than breeders is less expensive, and avoids the support of puppy mills. These loving creatures need your help.
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