More and more, pets are considered full-fledged members of the family, doted on with organic treats and trips to the pet spa. As such, homeowners associations are adding amenities and programs that cater to four-legged friends.
From high-rise condominiums in the largest U.S. cities to suburban neighborhoods here in central Iowa, pet-friendly perks are the latest trend in residential management. Dog parks have gained in popularity in the last few years, while some condo managers are offering pet-walking and grooming services to their residents.
Many HOAs are also offering programs catered to pet owners, such as "yappy" hours, pet pool parties and "Howl-o-ween" costume contests. Consider coordinating an event that brings together your neighbors and their furry friends for your next community gathering!
As always, do your part by being a responsible pet owner to maintain friendly neighborhood relations. This includes picking up after your pet, keeping your furry friend indoors on hot days and making sure your dog's barking isn't waking up the neighborhood.
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