Pet Parents: What to Look for in Your Next Home in Scottsdale

Pet Parents: What to Look for in Your Next Home in Scottsdale

  • 10/30/23

For pet parents, finding the perfect home isn't just about the number of bedrooms or the size of the kitchen. It's also about ensuring that your furry family members have everything they need to live comfortably and safely. If you're searching for a home in Scottsdale and want to make sure it's pet-friendly, you're in the right place.

Pet Parents: What to Look for in Your Next Home in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is known for its luxury homes, vibrant community, and outdoor activities. But how does it fare for our four-legged friends? This guide explains the following:

  • Outdoor spaces for pets
  • Interior considerations for pet owners
  • Local amenities for pets and their parents
  • Potential pet-related restrictions
  • Preparing to move with pets

Here’s a closer look at each.

Outdoor Spaces for Pets

Having outdoor space is a boon for pet owners. Look for homes with fenced yards, which provide a safe area for pets to play and exercise. While Scottsdale doesn't have the vast green landscapes of some other cities, many homes feature desert-friendly landscaping that can be both beautiful and functional for pets. Just be sure to check for any plants that might be toxic to animals.

Interior Considerations for Pet Owners

Inside the home, think about the layout and materials. Hard flooring, like tile or polished concrete, is often easier to clean than carpet when you have pets. Also, consider the size and layout of the home. Open floor plans can be great for larger dogs that need more space to move around, while cats might appreciate homes with plenty of windowsills and high places to perch.

Local Amenities for Pets and Their Parents

Scottsdale boasts several dog parks and pet-friendly trails, so check the proximity of these amenities to any potential home. Additionally, the city has a plethora of pet boutiques, groomers, and veterinary clinics, ensuring your pet's needs are always taken care of.

Potential Pet-related Restrictions

While many homes in Scottsdale are pet-friendly, it's essential to be aware of any homeowners association restrictions, especially if you're looking at condos or homes within certain communities. Some places might have size or breed restrictions, while others might have limits on the number of pets you can have.

Preparing to Move with Pets

Moving can be stressful for pets, so it's essential to prepare them for the transition. Before moving day, try to keep their routine as normal as possible. Once you're in your new home, set up a familiar space for them with their bed, toys, and other belongings. This can help them adjust more quickly to their new environment.

FAQ About Finding a Pet-friendly Home in Scottsdale

Check out these commonly asked questions about finding a pet-friendly home in Scottsdale. If you don’t see the answers here, please call our office, and we’ll get you the information you need.

How Can I Make My Home More Pet-friendly?

Consider adding pet doors, fencing in your yard, or creating a designated pet area inside your home.

Are There Pet-friendly Community Events in Scottsdale?

Yes, Scottsdale often hosts pet-friendly events, from dog walks to pet adoption days.

How Can I Ensure My Pet Adjusts Well to Our New Home?

Keep their routine consistent, set up a familiar space in your new home, and give them plenty of love and attention during the transition.

Finding the perfect home in Scottsdale for both you and your pet might take some time and research, but with the city's pet-friendly amenities and many suitable homes, you're sure to find the perfect place to call home.

Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 602-694-3200 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.

If you're also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:

Don Matheson
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]


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