Pets are one of the greatest joys of life! They are adorable creatures who love us unconditionally. It comes as no surprise, then, that pets are a staple for people all over the world. In fact, in America alone, 67 percent of households own a pet. That means there are over 84.9 million pet owners in the US! Do you count yourself among that number?

At Solara Apartment Homes, we know how important owning a pet is. That is why we strive, for all of our pet-owning residents, to make our apartments as pet friendly as possible! If you are curious about Solara apartments, read on to hear all about the benefits of pet ownership, the different kinds of pets we welcome, and what amenities we have to offer them.

The Benefits of Pets

First of all, at Solara, we know why you need your pets with you! We have done our research, and we know that pets bring innumerable benefits with them wherever they go. But did you know that these benefits go beyond just happiness and fun? Owning pets actually has recognized health benefits. In a study done on people with high blood pressure, researchers found that, after adopting dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure dropped significantly without medication. Pet owners also have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets. Overall, pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

And the health benefits are not just physical. Owning a pet has marked positive effects on mental health. Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. Pet owners are also more likely to be active, doing things like taking their pet on walks, which produce endorphins that boost your mood. This is only a small sample of the benefits of owning a pet and the reasons why we at Solara want to make our apartments pet friendly for you.

Pet-Friendly Apartments

At Solara, we have made an effort to create a pet-friendly atmosphere for you and your furry friend. We have many features and amenities that your pet will enjoy with you. First, our apartments are spacious, so you and your pet can have plenty of room to play. Plus, our community features an open green space perfect for some time in the sun. If your pet loves to run around, they will love this area, located conveniently at the center of the apartment complex. If you want to change your routine, the complex also contains many paths where you and your furry companion can walk together.

Pets at Solara

We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes, from the smallest lizard to the cuddliest puppy. We just have a few steps for you to take to make sure you have the best experience possible with us. First, check to see if your pet is on the automatically approved list of pets. All cats are allowed with us. Hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, and other small pets are also welcome but must be caged and kept in a sanitary condition. Second, if your pet is not on that list, you should check with management to get your pet approved. We have a restricted breed list due to size and behavior traits. As long as your pet is under 50 pounds and not on our restricted breed list, you should be good to go!

We hope that you will bring your pets with you when you come to us! Our pet-friendly apartments are always ready for new furry friends, and we would love to meet yours!