Did you know that people who own pets are generally happier? This can be for a number of reasons. Pets like cats and dogs provide more opportunities to be active, affectionate, and social. Even smaller pets like birds, reptiles, and small mammals can give owners a sense of responsibility and a mood boost. 

Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy living with a pet and reaping the benefits of having a furry—or not-so-furry—friend. There are lots of pet-friendly apartment communities, such as Villa Del Sol Apartment Homes in Santa Ana, California. Once you find an apartment that allows pets, here are a few tips to make living in an apartment community with your pet even better.

1. Tidy Up

To start, keeping things organized in your apartment is a must. Make sure anything your pet could chew on or make a mess of is out of the way—trash cans, shoes, etc. You will especially want to avoid having anything out that could potentially harm the pet, such as cleaning products, certain foods, and even some types of houseplants. Then, not only should you organize your own belongings, but you should also find spaces for all of your pet’s items, including leashes, toys, and food. 

2. Get Outside

If you can, try to find time each day to get outside with your pet. The fresh air and exercise will be good for both you and your pet. At Villa Del Sol, we have created an outdoor environment perfect for pets: The property is spacious with walkways and grassy areas, and we have pet waste stations all over. Plus, we are located near several dog parks where you can go with your dogs to play and socialize.

3. Groom Your Pet

When living in an apartment with a pet, it’s important to groom your pet regularly, including baths, brushing, haircuts, and nail trims. This will help keep your apartment clean and fresh by reducing pet hair, odor, and scratches on surfaces.

Now you’re ready to take your pet to an apartment community! If you are still looking for the right apartment that allows pets, check out Villa Del Sol Apartment Homes today. We will be ready to welcome both you and your pet!