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Dog Friendly Neighborhood

Finding a pet-friendly neighborhood is an important consideration for homebuyers with pets. But how would you know whether your new neighborhood will be truly welcoming to your furry friend? Our REALTORS® have prepared some tips on what to look for while hunting for a new home for you and your pets.

  1. Vet Care Professionals and Groomers
    As a dog owner, you'll need an excellent groomer. Go through the reviews of groomers in the neighborhood to get an idea of their work. Consider areas with reputable groomers with standards such as vaccination requirements and positive first-hand reviews. A nearby veterinarian is another critical factor to consider. You'll need to access regular care and a clinic that provides 24-hour emergency care.
  2. Specialty Pet Stores
    It can be a huge plus to find a neighborhood with at least one specialty store that stocks a wide range of pet foods and products. Most brands have been more on board with producing natural, healthy options. It's a sure sign that your dog will continue enjoying his favorite meals and a healthy lifestyle.

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Dog Friendly Southport

Dining out is even more special when you can share the experience with your best friend. Our real estate agents have put together a list of their favorite dog-friendly restaurants in the Southport area.

  1. Fishy Fishy Café - 106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport, NC 28461
    Seafood is the centerpiece of North Carolina cuisine, and it doesn't get better than Fishy Fishy Café. Dine on coconut shrimp, lobster mac and cheese or Cajun crab cakes as you and Fido enjoy a stunning sunset view from the waterfront deck. Stop in after a Saturday of touring Southport homes for sale to get the prime rib special. Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily except Friday and Saturday when closing time is 9 p.m. 

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Relocating with Pets - Margaret Rudd & Associates

Moving comes with a lot of stresses, big and small. For pet owners, making sure your furry friends are safe and sound during the move and adjust well to their new home is a big priority. The good news is, moving with a pet doesn't have to be stressful! Our REALTORS® share 7 tips for relocating with a pet that will make the move much more manageable, and help your pet learn to love your new home.

  1. Get them used to the kennel before the move
    If you're using a kennel or pet carrier to move your pet, it's a good idea to make sure they're comfortable inside it. Train them to sleep inside the kennel using treats as a reward. If they love their kennel, being inside it during the trip will make them much more comfortable.

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