The Pet Friendly House Project – Creating a Home for the WHOLE Family
When visualizing the ideal home to share with pets, one word typically comes to mind: sacrifice. In the past, a home designed to suit the needs of families with pets involved compromise, and that compromise most often meant choosing functional over fashionable. In previous years, selection for flooring, fabrics, and furniture that could withstand the abuse borne out by pets was extremely limited, providing pet-loving families with bland and boring choices when it came to home décor and furnishings. But we at the Pet Friendly House do not believe your house has to look frumpy simply because you share it with furry companions, and to prove it, we are going to build a home with modern conveniences to enhance your life as pet owners while still giving a nod to high technology, style, and luxury. Our mandate is to show that it is possible to have a home worthy of gracing the pages of the glossiest home magazines while still enjoying all of the comforts that simplify and enhance your life with pets.
Why Build a Pet-Friendly House?
Building a home where families with pets can thrive is more than a project for us; it is a passion. Our goal is to showcase the best brands and products on the market today to enrich the pet owner’s lifestyle, elevating every aspect of the home from the mundane and practical to the luxurious and extraordinary. To do this, it is important to carefully consider every single aspect that goes into the building of a home. From the design to the construction to decorating, amenities, and more, no detail will be overlooked. Best of all, you can follow our progress on our blog to learn more about revolutionary products and leading manufacturers on the cutting edge of the pet-friendly lifestyle.
To state the intent of the project in its simplest terms, we are building a home the way homes for pet lovers should be built. Unfortunately, in today’s real estate market, homes are rarely built with pets in mind; a staggering fact given that 60 percent of all North American homeowners share their lives and dwelling spaces with at least one pet. We plan to change that.
Where Will The Pet Friendly House Be Built?
Though we are looking at many places across Alberta for the first Pet Friendly House, it most likely will be built in the vicinity of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Why Calgary? Calgary is a place we call home, making it a natural choice for our first build. But Calgary is also an area of the world that experiences extreme cold and also enjoys all four seasons. This provides us with a comprehensive palette of climates, ensuring we have the opportunity to properly address adequate home climate control for all types of weather.
Opening the Home to the Media and the Public
Once the Pet Friendly House has been completed, it will then become open to the media and the public for a period of one month. During this month, we will run a variety fun events including contests and demonstrations, designed to enlighten each visitor as to elements they can add to their home to improve their life with their pets. (Artist Renderings)
Following this one-month period, the home will closed to the public so we can get ready for 3 other special events at later dates. (Learn More)
What is the Long Term Vision?
Though Alberta will be home to the first Pet Friendly House, we won’t stop when the first build has been completed. Our long term goal is to bring our vision of the ultimate Pet Friendly House to cities, states, provinces, and countries all around the world. But our Pet Friendly Houses will not be cookie cutter images of the original. It is our primary focus to customize each home to reflect its region perfectly. From its culture to its climate to its structure and more, each house will be as unique as the city it is built in.
With each presentation and each home built in each city and each country, we will continue to add more quality content to our site, allowing homeowners all around the world to envision and implement a better lifestyle for them and their pets. This wealth of content will not only prove helpful to pet lovers, but it will also bring together a community of like minded individuals who can be a resource to each other.
We at the Pet Friendly House care about our community. With this in mind, 10% of our profits will be donated to charities that are near and dear to our hearts. The Alberta build focuses on partnerships with a local shelter, breast cancer organization, the kidney foundation, and an autism project. To learn more about our selected charities and why we chose them for personal reasons, please visit out the charity section of our website. (Learn More)
Have you ever wondered what the ideal pet friendly house would look like? Stick with us, and you’ll soon find out!