A dog washing station is a great way to avoid a cat-a-strophic event when bathing man’s best friend. While the mudroom and laundry room are the ideal locations, you can also add this pet-friendly addition to your basement or outdoor space. Along with determining the right spot, you will also need to consider the size and needs of your pet. If you have a large dog, a step-in shower with a short tile ledge will make it easier to complete this hair-raising task. However, an elevated tub incorporated into countertops or cabinetry is ideal for smaller dogs that can easily be lifted. No matter which option you choose, a handheld showerhead will make it easier to rinse your pet and a rubber mat on the floor will keep both you and your pooch from slipping.
A dog room is a great way to provide your pet with a space that is all their own. In addition to a bed, it’s a good idea to stock the room with toys and features that are safe – and fun – for your pet. Go all out and add fun artwork to the walls, including framed pictures of your favorite animals or paint fun stencils in the shape of paw prints. If you’re short on space, try embellishing a cozy nook under the staircase with a bed or pillow.
There’s no shortage of cute ideas on Pinterest that can help you find an innovative solution for hiding and organizing pet bowls and food. Consider creating a feeding station built into the side of your kitchen cabinetry by adding a shelf for the food and water bowls. In addition to keeping things neat and tidy, feeding your pet from raised bowls aids their digestion and also helps to alleviate strain on your pet’s back or neck by elevating these items off the ground. You can also opt for adding a deep drawer near the pet bowls to store food or items like treats and medication. If incorporating a new design into your existing cabinetry isn’t possible, consider using a freestanding piece of furniture to accommodate these items.
Not only does a dog run provide a place for animals to run free, but it also offers a safe area to play. Before getting started, be sure to select a space in your yard that is partially shady and with enough space for your pooch to get some much-needed exercise while enjoying the great outdoors. Look online for ideas – from wood to chain link – to create a fenced area with a gate. Be sure to clear the area of all plants and bushes and think about adding gravel inside the area to make it easy to maintain.
Whatever details you add to your home, be sure to take your pet’s needs and the layout of your home into account so that you can make your home purr-fectly suited for your furry friends!