The Pet Friendly House Project – Creating a Home for the WHOLE Family
Have you ever considered what the perfect pet friendly house would look like?
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.
To ensure every detail of our Pet Friendly House is precisely right, we will be partnering with skilled builders, some of Calgary’s best interior designers & artisans as well as leading manufacturers in the home & pet verticals. This will enable us to produce a house any pet-loving homeowner can display with great pride.
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.
What to Expect from the Project
The journey to the first completed Pet Friendly House will be public. From detailed blog posts outlining each step of the project, how to videos, on site demonstrations and much more, there will be many opportunities for the media and public to experience the best in pet-friendly living for themselves.
A lot is Happening at the Pet Friendly House:
VIP access to the world’s first “Dog Room”—a state of the art space specifically designed with the ultimate in canine comfort
Leading Calgary chefs preparing canine cuisine in the Pet Friendly House’s luxurious kitchen
Durability testing to illustrate the quality and resilience of the flooring, walls, and furniture
Advanced screenings of top tier features such as dog showers, pet art, built in storage spaces, the 275-gallon aquarium, innovative litter box solutions, and opulent cat scratching posts
Demonstrations of the Pet Friendly House’s technologically advanced air purification system which addresses not only air quality but also reduces odors, pet hair, and in house allergens
Where To Find the First Pet Friendly House
The first Pet Friendly House will be built in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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.
Access for 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 of different 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.
Following this one-month period, the home will closed to the public. The home will then be used for pet-related events to bring awareness to many different pet-related topics.
Some of our featured presentations will be:
Pet friendly décor for each holiday season
Recorded training sessions
Cooking demonstrations focusing on homemade treats
Construction demonstrations on installing various pet amenities including dog doors
What is the Long Term Vision?
Though Calgary is home to the first Pet Friendly House, we won’t stop when the Calgary 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 likeminded individuals who can be a resource to each other.
We at the Pet Friendly House care about the communities where we will build our homes. With this in mind, a percentage of our profits will be donated to charities that are near and dear to our hearts. The Calgary build focuses on partnerships with a local shelter, the kidney foundation, and an autism project. To learn more about our selected charities, please visit out the Charity section of our website.
Have you ever wondered what the ideal pet friendly house would look like? Stick with us, and you’ll soon find out!