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Living with a dog under the woof

Celebrate National Dog Day!

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To all the four-legged man's best friends out there – today is National Dog Day!

And to celebrate, HousingWire decided to write an article about why and how homeowners can improve the dog-companion experience.

According to the latest Realtor.com home improvement survey, 67% of consumers plan home renovations within the next six months. 

So what better way than home improvement for your wide-eyed, furry friend?

Here are 7 ingenious ideas from BarkPost on how to build a pup-friendly home: 

First things first, you'll need to hire a highly skilled contractor.

(Sorry, I can’t take credit for this wonderful pun, source: BarkPost)


Side note: Dogs in mortgage finance work really hard too and need a place to relax.

They're always there for you:



So how can you offer your dog something in return?

Here are two examples of some of the few things that can be done to your home when there is a dog living under the woof.

(Click this link for more from the pet FURiendly list.)

1. Build a special room for accessories.

(Source: Two Dog tales)


2. Splish splash, the dog is taking a bath — a bath designed just for dogs!

(Source: Desire to Decorate)


Bonus: Here is an adorable picture of HousingWire Senior Financial Reporter Trey Garrison’s dog Rio.

Happy dog day!


Source: BarkPost
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