By: Edward Monti
November 16, 2013
What makes a house a home? A dog of course. The great American ideal is still a happy husband and wife, 2.5 kids and a dog. Dogs rule, no matter the makeup of the household be it a modern family, a couple sans kids, single parents, a single person household whatever. A dog brings life to a home. It rounds out the family and brings joy. I love my baby. Everyone I know that has a dog smiles as soon as you ask about the dog. It is an amazing thing. No matter what’s going on. As soon as you ask, a big smile comes across their face as if they were actually in the presence of their baby.
It might be a primitive attachment we both have in our DNA that goes way back to when ancient man first started cohabitating with dogs, hunting with them and using them for protection. Man has a long relationship with domesticated dogs which some say originated in China. Be that as it may dogs are such a special part of our lives. They really are God sends in so many ways.
When we were looking for our new home we were searching for a home which would meet the needs of the human inhabitants as well as our family companion. We wanted room to roam, a fenced in yard, trees, a park to bring him to, a beach close by, a dog park too and no steps getting into the house so when he became a senior citizen he wouldn’t have issues going for walks.
Finding that perfect home includes Fido more often than not. If you are looking for a new home and your dog is a big consideration make sure you let your REALTOR know. After all they may have a little bundle of joy themselves.
Happy house hunting.