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Can you keep pets in your Surfers Paradise apartment?

By Andrew Bell

Pets are a common addition to Australian families across the nation, and it's not  hard to see why. Regardless of whether you're a dog lover, a cat person or prefer your pets with more scales and less fur, having an animal in your life can be an enriching experience. However, if you're interested in moving into your own Surfers Paradise property, a lot of the options across the region are multi-unit apartment buildings. 

You may find yourself wondering about the best way to bring your pets into your new property. Often, this means discussing the possibility with the building owner. After all, having another living creature under your care in a "communal" living space could cause problems with people. Furthermore, you'll need to take the care of your animal into consideration when it comes to the type of apartment you look into. 

Here are some things to consider when searching for a pet-friendly unit in the Surfers Paradise real estate market. 

Open-plan living 

Animals love to have space to move around. This is obvious from the get-go with dogs and their daily walks, not to mention the late night wanderings of cats and the seemingly limitless energy of smaller pets like hamsters, rabbits and mice. Therefore, ensuring your animals have enough room to be able to move around unhindered and unrestricted inside your property should be a big selling point. 

This is the good thing about open-plan living spaces. Without the restrictions of physical walls, your animal can freely wander around your apartment. Furthermore, removing these visual barriers means you can also keep a closer eye on them while at home, in order to ensure they don't get up to any mischief. 

Outdoor deck

Another thing to consider when buying a property with the idea of having a pet is outdoor spaces. Finding an apartment with an isolated deck could be a brilliant option to consider, giving your animal the freedom of being able to move between indoors and outdoors with ease. 

Naturally, you'll want to take measures to prevent them from accidentally being able to get over the edge, but with a cat you can simply leave a window open. Leaving the door open for your dog to move between the spaces is also plausible, giving you your own living security system. 

Another benefit of having a deck is that you can leave your pet's litter box outside, which can help to mitigate the smell. 

Make time for exercise

One of the main reasons people have reservations about pets and apartments is the idea that they will get pent up with energy and begin causing damage and other problems for residents of the building. 

This is especially true of dogs, so if you decide to bring Fido along to your apartment, it's important to remember that you make time to exercise them every day. If you're unable to do this, there are plenty of services that can take care of this for you – something to consider if you're a busy professional.

However, living in Surfers Paradise gives you a wide range of wonderful outdoor spaces to enjoy with your pet on a daily basis. With pristine beaches and interesting metropolitan areas to explore, there's never a dull moment while exercising your pets in the Gold Coast. 

Not only this, but it also gets you out and about for your own daily exercise, which is always a good thing to squeeze in every day. If you're interested in looking at properties for sale in Surfers Paradise, get in touch with a local real estate agent to begin the process today.

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