A survey of pet owners conducted by realtor.com found that our pets’ needs are a top priority when we are searching for a new home.
95% of pet owners rated their pets’ needs as “important” when considering a new home. 87% of dog and cat owners rated their pets’ needs as “very important” or “extremely important.” 68% of pet owners said they would pass on their dream home if it didn’t meet their pets’ needs.
What features are pet owners looking for when shopping for a new home?
- 38% want big yards
- 29% want outdoor space
- 24% want garages
- 22% want dog runs
- 20% want indoor square footage
Many of these features are on wish lists for dog owners. What about the owners of other pets? A majority of cat, bird, fish, rodent, and horse owners say that their pets’ needs are a high priority too!
Are you planning a move with your pets? Check out the ASPCA’s guide for moving with pets.