Just because your rental property welcomes pet owners with open arms, it doesn’t mean that the property, (or even the pets in question) have the same temperament.
if you do not take the necessary precautions, your rental home could fall prey to crazy cats, dastardly dogs, and sneaky snakes.
It is essential that you take care of both your property and the safety of the pets that will be residing there.
Here are 5 simple but effective ways that you can create a more pet-friendly environment in your rental homes today!
1. Pet Monitoring Cameras
Pets on the go often suffer from extreme separation anxiety and nervousness and are much more likely to display bad behavior (like chewing up your nice Italian furniture) when they are in new and unfamiliar environments.
Since it is all but inevitable that the owners will leave their pet alone at some period (even for a short amount of time) you want to equip them with the ability to check in on their pet remotely.
This will allow you to save your property’s furnishings and structural integrity and allow the owner to maintain their sanity.
The easiest way to do this is to simply install one of the awesome new pet monitoring cameras like Petzi or Treat Cam that allow owners to keep an eye on their furry friend directly from their smartphone or tablet.
In addition to the camera, they also come equipped with a voice option and treat dispenser, allowing you to soothe pets that would otherwise be left to their own devices, nervously biting, chewing, and destroying your property.
2. Maintain a Good Temperature
Animals are highly susceptible to extreme temperature changes and if you have a tenant who is moving in from a very warm or cold area, it is possible that the local weather could cause their pet to misbehave.
You can completely avoid this problem by installing a smart thermostat like Nest.
This will keep your renters and their furry friends happy.
Before I move on, I want to address the elephant in the room… price.
Yes, smart thermostats are expensive (around $200), however, with the automation and remote control option, you will be able to drastically reduce your energy bill and save money each month.
3. Install a Smart Dog Door
One of the best ways to avoid unsightly stains and accidents is to give pets an easy way to enter and exit the property when the owner isn’t around.
However, some owners only want their dog not their cat to have free reign of the backyard, or they want their pets to have access at specific times of the day.
Luckily, there is a simple solution.
With a smart dog door, only pets wearing connected smart keys on their collars can unlock the door.
This will keep stray animals out and indoor pets … well, indoors.
They cost only $80 for the basic models and are typically very easy to install.