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Perfecting Your “Dog House”

Charlottesville Pet Friendly Apartment DecorYou’ve found the perfect pet friendly Charlottesville apartment community, but have you done all you can to include your dog in your Charlottesville apartment decor? Integrate some of these fur-tastic ideas to make life with Fluffy stylish and functional for both of you!

Twice as Nice

No matter what kind of apartment you inhabit, it can be difficult to include Fido’s things without turning your living room into a kennel, but there are a surprising variety of ways to address your dog’s needs in an attractive way. Rather than plopping a wire frame crate right next to the couch, place a stylish end table that doubles as a dog crate, giving Fido his own safe place while also creating a place to set your book and a cup of tea. Try the Triple Door Dog Crate from or the Casual Wooden Pet Crate, available on Amazon.

It can be challenging to find a place to display your favorite mementos, pictures, and decorative lighting without worrying that Fluffy’s tail will clear your coffee or decorative end table. Don’t hide your favorite pictures and lamps in your closet! You can use floating wall shelves to create a way to enjoy your trinkets that keeps them well above Fluffy’s “tail trail”. We like the options you can find at Wayfair and Walmart.

Pet Friendly Charlottesville Apartment DecorStore Everything in One (Attractive) Place

It’s tough to find a place to store all of Rover’s “goodies” without cluttering your cabinets and countertops. Food and treats need to be stored where he can’t reach them, special toys need to be hidden for special occasions, and medications need to be organized and kept safely out of reach. Fortunately there are plenty of stylish, functional feeding stations that allow you to store food and treats while also serving as an elevated feeding station and a dog walking center! Check out the functional Feeder Station from Grandin Road. For smaller dogs, you can choose the streamlined feeding/storage option provided in the IRIS Elevated Feeder with Airtight Storage and use some Command Hooks to hang leashes near the door.

Piddle Protection

Even a well trained pet can have the occasional accident - a disaster for carpet, and even for your hardwood surfaces, if not discovered right away. Muddy paws can also stain your apartment carpet. Protect your security deposit with a washable area rug and non-skid rubber liner underneath to help keep that occasional “mistake” from soaking through to the floor. We love the Meilocar Ultra Absorbent Soft Floor Mat, a super soft machine washable rug that comes in lots of colors to match your dog’s fur and hide stains.

An Occupied Dog is a Happy Dog

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

Stay Connected

Today, we all stay connected and in control of our lives thanks to technology, so why not do the same thing for Fluffy? 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 Fluffy and talk to her no matter where you are! Two-way audio lets you talk to Fluffy and toss her a tasty treat up to six feet. You can also schedule treats to be given periodically to prevent boredom.

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


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