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Bottom line: It’s no surprise Americans lavished $30.4 billion on all those furry family members last year, up from $17.8 billion in 2000, according to The Wall Street Journal. Luxury buildings are offering upscale amenities such as rooftop dog runs and spa “pawdicures” in order to lure those free-spending pet lovers.
“More people are shopping for homes and cars with the needs for their pets in mind,” said pet health and safety coach Arden Moore.
Doggy amenities win
But we wanted to dig deeper. So our data team scratched its way into our 2.6 million active and recently sold home listings to tease out the most popular dog- and cat-friendly home features. We found plenty of fascinating revelations for Rover:
With tubs and shower heads adjusted to the height of dogs, washing stations make cleaning your dogs at home easier.
Despite a prevalence of cat owners, we didn’t find a significant pattern of cat-friendly features in our home listings. That’s probably because the most common cat features such as cat trees, scratching posts, or self-cleaning litter boxes are portable rather than built in. And none of these features are things people want to brag about anyway.
We did, however, discover some awesome cat-friendly homes, like this one:
The owner of this Prescott, AZ, log cabin transformed the backyard into a full-on cat paradise, with an aerial walkway and a fun-filled play area. Hey, is that a trampoline? Live large, kitty.
Web article URL: http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/dog-state-vs-cat-state/?cid=soc_20150729_49936666&adbid=626414469233577989&adbpl=tw&adbpr=17351940