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Dog Friendly House Hunting

So I have lots of clients, especially millennial clients, who frankly could live in a one-bedroom apartment for the rest of their lives and be totally fine with it. But the one thing that they’re going to buy a house for… their dog.

We are actually seeing more and more people buy homes for their dogs or their pets. So, if you’re one of those people that is thinking, I want to buy a house, but it really has to be a good fit for my dog, here are some of the things that you want to think about. First of all, you want to make sure it has a yard, probably a fence. Fences are not cheap. So if you find a house that has already got a fence, that’s definitely a win. Is it a walkable neighborhood? Is it somewhere that you’re going to go out and take your little guy for a stroll in the evenings or before work? Do you feel comfortable doing that? Are there sidewalks? Is there a good shoulder that’s going to give you a lot of space? Richmond is such a dog-friendly city. We’ve got lots of cool dog parks and cool places to go. You can bring your pet from breweries to dog parks and that’s just a great way for you and your pet to meet new people and dogs. So if you’re one of those people that is looking and really wants to be dog-centric in what you’re looking for to call home, I’d love to help you. Maxwell can weigh in. He won’t necessarily be at every show but he will give his opinion.