Over 10.7 million Americans move annually with their pets and according to The American Pet Product Association for 2010 it estimated that $47.7 billion will be spent on our pets in the United States.
So when I met Abbey, the owner of 354 Tradewinds Avenue in Naples, Florida (she lets her owners live with her as she needs a ride to collect her dog food and get to her grooming appointments) to take the Listing for the property I was not surprised to see how she lives. She has her special chair or sofa in each room and favors the water views overlooking the sparkling canal where she can watch the birds come and go and, of course, she is ready at a moment’s notice to take a walk to Vanderbilt Beach (at least part way and will be carried for the final steps) or a trip on her boat moored by her dock (of course, wearing her life vest)
The most important lesson from Abbey is that pet owners shopping for new homes (and in the United States over 63% of households own at least one pet), usually factor in the proximity to local Veterinary offices, boarding facilities, doggy day care, walking paths and also a nice garden to play in as well as a floor plan that accommodates your four legged family member. As Abbey comments “Dogs Rule!”