It's National Dog Day! Show some extra special love to your fiercely-loyal friend by making your home the perfect pet sanctuary. Here’s a quick rundown with some ideas:
Building or remodeling? Install hardwood floors or tiles (and budget for rugs and runners to prevent your gray-muzzled friend from slipping).
Add or create a pet washing area in your Laundry Room and/or a pet station area in a kitchen island (see pics!)
When doing a room refresh, choose rugs that resist stains, such as indoor-outdoor rugs, and avoid fur-magnet fabrics like velvet, corduroy, velour, and chenille.
Know that energetic puppies may see exposed wood as their new favorite teething toy. If possible, opt for metal or chrome furniture accents.
Create a designated play space with toys and treats where your dog knows it’s two thumbs up for rompin’ and rollin’.
Don’t downplay the importance of a plush dog bed; a bed made of high-quality materials creates the ultimate space for your dog to relax, unwind and recharge after their busy day of play, allowing both of you a good night’s sleep.
Got a tip that’s made your home extra special for your furry friend? Drop it below—and happy National Dog Day!
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