No matter where people live—whether in a house or an apartment, they love their pets. A study from the American Apartment Owners Association reported that 80 percent of respondents wanted pet-friendly apartments. These days, many apartment complexes have started complying with this desire. At Twin Pines Apartment Homes, though, we don’t just allow pets—we encourage them!

At our pet-friendly apartments in Anaheim, California, your pets can have the time of their lives playing outside and socializing with other pets. Plus, here are a few extra things you can do to make your pets feel at home.

Pet-Proof the Apartment

To start, you will want to make sure the apartment is safe for your pet. That means no hazardous materials, nothing the pet can chew or choke on, and no messes waiting to happen. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Hide items that contain chemicals, such as cleaning products.
  • Put away loose cords and electronics.
  • Ensure houseplants are not poisonous to pets.
  • Store food in tight containers.
  • Make sure the trash can is not accessible to your pet.
  • Keep toys lying around for your pet to play with.

Check each of these things and do your best to avoid general clutter so that your pet can safely roam the apartment and you can rest assured that you won’t come home to a giant mess.

Keep Things Tidy

Since owning a pet requires extra supplies, staying organized is key. Take some time to make space for all of your pet’s things, including crates, cages, toys, and food. If needed, check out these 10 ideas for organizing pet supplies.

Get Outside with Dogs

Since it can be difficult for dogs to stay confined in a small space, it is essential to spend time outside every day so your dog can get some exercise. Go for walks, run together, or play in the park. The pet-friendly apartments at Twin Pines have plenty of open space and grassy areas for your pet to move around. Plus, our dog park, complete with agility equipment, is perfect for dogs to run and play! Exercise for dogs is shown to have a number of positive effects, including making your dog happier, healthier, and more obedient.

If you do these things, your pet will love apartment living! And if you are searching for apartments that allow pets in Anaheim, California, consider living at Twin Pines. We offer studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for rent—all pet-friendly!