Pets are an important part of everyday life for many people. Sixty-seven percent of US households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019–2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).

That said, are you currently renting an apartment and looking into getting a pet? Or are you looking to find the perfect apartment for you and your fur baby to thrive together? Read on to find out about the benefits of living in a pet-friendly apartment community, all the different kinds of furry friends we love to have at Porto Bella, and why Porto Bella Apartment Homes is the pet-friendly apartment for you!

Pets Are Good for You

One positive of living in a pet-friendly apartment is that you can reap the benefits of pet-ownership all the time! Current pet owners will be excited to learn that having a pet is actually good for you. According to the CDC, there are multiple health benefits that come from taking care of your beloved dog.

First, having a pet actually affects your bodily functioning. Studies have shown that owning a pet decreases blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. That means that your body just plain runs better when a pet lives with you. As if that weren’t enough, another benefit is decreased feelings of loneliness. According to one study of 148 college women, those who owned pets had lower loneliness scores on the UCLA Loneliness Scale. If you are feeling down, your trusty pet will keep you company.

Lastly, pets keep you active and on your feet. Chasing down your cat after a bath or taking your dog for walks gives you a reason to exercise every day and gets your blood pumping. Having a pet means that you are getting at least a little bit of activity—just what you need after the long days of working from home. If you choose to live in a pet-friendly apartment, then you can take advantage of all of these benefits with the help of your apartment complex.

Porto Bella Wants to Help

All of us at Porto Bella Apartment Homes recognize how important pets are to you, so we work hard to make it as pet friendly as possible! Most pets, like cats and small, caged animals—e.g., hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, and reptiles—are allowed no questions asked, as long as they are kept in a sanitary condition. And all you have to do to bring your dog with you is submit him for approval by management. At Porto Bella, we just ask that any pet you bring be under 50 pounds and that you keep your dog leashed when entering or exiting your apartment and in the parking structure, courtyards, and grounds. We also have breed restrictions due to size and behavior traits. Additional or other pets must also be approved by our management team. For more information on approved pets or our breed restrictions, please call us!

Enjoy These Pet Amenities

Once you are with us, there are lots of great amenities for you and your pet to enjoy! If you are looking for convenience, Porto Bella offers its residents a beautiful enclosed courtyard to walk pets through on the property, as well as a nice green space to relax in. For your convenience, we’ve placed stations throughout the property for disposing of pet waste.

When you need more space, one great feature of Porto Bella is its proximity to the parks in the area. Two amazing parks for dogs sit within walking distance: Lakeside Park sits next to the local middle school and has lots of space to play. Westside Park is a little further away but boasts beautiful trees if you need a little shade.

All of these amenities and so much more make Porto Bella Apartments a perfect place to live if you are looking for a pet-friendly apartment for you and your furry friends! Come and check us out to see for yourself why a pet-friendly apartment is just what you need!