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The Ultimate Guide to Pet-Friendly Living With Osgoode Properties

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Finding a pet-friendly rental, or creating an inviting space to welcome a new pet, can be a challenge. Good news! All Osgoode Properties communities welcome pets. We are here to help you navigate the world of apartment living with your beloved furry or feathered friends, because a comfortable and welcoming environment is important for both tenants and their pet family.

In this guide, we provide you with helpful hints and advice for embracing a pet-friendly lifestyle in your Osgoode apartment.

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Explore Pet Policies

Before beginning your search for your pet-friendly rental or introducing a new pet to your space, familiarize yourself with the respective  policies of our different properties. Each rental community may have specific guidelines regarding the types, sizes, and number of pets allowed. Take the time to explore Osgoode Properties' pet policies, including any restrictions or additional fees associated with pet ownership. Contact the site office directly for these details.

Consider Your Pet's Needs

Pets have unique requirements, and it's important to ensure that your apartment can accommodate them. For example, consider the size and energy level of Fido and how much space he needs to be comfortable. Large dogs may benefit from larger apartments or ground floor units with direct outdoor access. A well exercised dog is a happy dog (and happy dog parent!). Cats, on the other hand, may appreciate perches near windows to peep at the outside world. Bird parent? Perhaps you need a second room where they can get some peace and quiet at night. Osgoode offers a variety of apartment layouts and sizes that can suit both you and your furry friend's needs. 

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Find Pet-Friendly Amenities

One of the key aspects of our pet-friendly rentals is the availability of nearby amenities specifically designed for pets. With the many convenient locations of Osgoode Properties’ apartments, you can find dog parks, pet wash stations, pet food shops, specialized veterinarians for your tiny pocket pets, and many other pet-friendly amenities nearby. Take advantage of these perks and get to know fellow pet owners in the community! 

Prepare Your Apartment

A pet-friendly apartment means creating a safe and comfortable environment for your furry or feathered friend (and you!). Here are some essential considerations:  

  • Pet-proofing: Ensure your space is free from potential hazards such as toxic plants, exposed wires, or easily accessible cleaning supplies. Secure any breakable items or valuables to prevent accidental damage when Snowball bounds around the apartment or your busy parrot takes flight to stretch his wings.
  • Flooring: Consider using area rugs or pet-friendly mats to protect the floors and provide extra comfort for your pet.
  • Litter box and waste management: If you have a cat, find an appropriate spot for the litter box that is easily accessible but doesn't interfere with the living areas. For dog owners, always clean up after your pet and properly dispose of waste in designated areas.


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Establish a Routine

Pets thrive on routine and structure. Set up a consistent daily schedule for feeding, exercise, and bathroom breaks. Regular exercise is essential for both dogs and cats to prevent boredom and promote their overall well-being. Explore the nearby parks and walking trails to ensure your pet gets the exercise and mental stimulation they need.

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Responsible pet ownership goes beyond providing a comfortable living space. It also means being respectful to your neighbours and the community. 

  • Keep your pet on a leash when outside your apartment.
  • Clean up after your pet promptly.
  • Address any excessive barking or disruptive behavior promptly.
  • Notify property management of any changes to your pet's status, such as acquiring a new pet or moving out.

Finding a pet-friendly rental or creating a welcoming environment for your furry friend is essential for both you and your pet's happiness. By following these tips and guidelines, you can ensure a harmonious and enjoyable living experience in an Osgoode Properties apartment.

Discover more ways to embrace apartment living! Check out our latest blog post, 5 Secrets to Being the Best Neighbour In the Building.

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