Choosing a cat-friendly apartment is about more than finding a complex that allows pets to live there. It’s about finding an environment that makes a comfortable home for both you and your cat. Here is a guide to help you find an apartment that you and your cat will be happy with.
Get at least one bedroom.
As much as you love your cat, there will be times when you need your own space. Look for one-bedroom apartments or larger–forego the studios–so you can have privacy when you need it. This can also be helpful when your cat wakes you up at night; you can simply put your cat in the other room and get some rest.
Check for wall space.
Cats like to sit up high where they can see as much of your apartment as possible. Look for a layout with plenty of wall space so you can set up elevated perches and shelving for your cat. When you look at apartments, think about your cat; if you can find spots where your cat will be happy, you’ve found the right place.
Choose a dark interior.
Felines love to lounge in the sunlight and sit by windows, looking at what’s going on outside. This will keep them happy and entertained while you’re busy at work. Don’t choose an apartment with a dark interior and no large windows; your happiness will suffer too.
Get a smoking unit.
Whether you are a smoker or not, choose a non-smoking, cat-friendly apartment. If you aren’t a smoker, this will benefit you by avoiding the tobacco smell in your home, and you’ll enjoy better-quality air, free of secondhand smoke from your neighbors. If you are a smoker, this will encourage you to go outside to smoke, which will benefit your pet’s health; according to the FDA, secondhand smoke has the same harmful effects on pets as it does on people.
Looking for an apartment that you and your cat will be happy in? A1 Properties has an excellent selection of spacious and bright, cat-friendly apartments throughout Tolland County, CT, and Horry County, SC. Their apartments have yard space to play with your pet, a maintenance team available around the clock, and impeccably maintained landscaping. Visit their website to see available units, and ask about their affordable apartments by calling their South Carolina team at (843) 742-5165 or their Connecticut team at (860) 490-5205.