What could be better than a pleasant autumn morning, spent enjoying the outdoors with your four-legged friend? Every year, dog owners from throughout Knightdale gather with their dogs to celebrate Dogtoberfest, and this year's event is right around the corner. The spacious parks and outdoor spaces of Knightdale make it a very dog-friendly community, with Ashley Wilder Dog Park serving as a meeting place for dog lovers from throughout the area. There's never a bad time to celebrate your bond with your favorite pets, and our real estate agents have the details on how to enjoy Dogtoberfest 2018 in Knightdale, NC.
Where: Ashley Wilder Dog Park at Knightdale Station Park – 810 North First Ave., Knightdale
When: October 20, 2018 – 11 am to 1 pm – Free Admission
Spend a Special Day at Dogtoberfest with Your Favorite Four-Legged Friend
Dogtoberfest features a busy schedule of free events for both you and your four-legged friend, and there is no pre-registration required. The big event is the 2k9 walk/run, which provides dogs and humans alike with a chance to spend some quality time outdoors. There will also be a costume contest for the best-dressed dogs, along with vendors offering dog-friendly toys, treats, and products. Attendees have a chance to win free giveaways, and there will even be dog adoption opportunities for those looking to add another member to their family.
Moving with Pets: Learn Why Millenials Are Buying Homes with More Space for Their Dogs
Shopping for Knightdale homes for sale, for yourself and four-legged friend? Many homebuyers--especially Millenials--are making sure to factor in the needs of their pets when buying a house, and even list their pets as a primary motivation for purchasing their first home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a home with pets:
- A Yard with a Fence – While having a yard with a fence isn't an absolute necessity, it certainly makes life much easier when living with a pet. Having a safe, outdoor space that adheres to local pet laws means you won't need to find a place to walk every time your dog needs to use the bathroom. A yard is also a great place for dogs to place and exercise, so it ranks high on the list for many Millenial shoppers.
- Or a Good Place to Walk – If a fenced yard isn't a possibility, then it's important to have a safe, convenient place to go for walks when your pet needs it. Sidewalks are a major plus because they provide a relatively safe place to walk that is away from traffic.
- Floor That Stays Fresh – Even the best-behaved pets will occasionally have accidents, and the right flooring goes a long way toward making those accidents less of a headache. A solid hardwood floor is great because you can refinish it as the surface gets scratched over time. Vinyl, tile, laminate, and concrete are also good – avoid too much carpeting if possible.
- A Pet-Friendly Neighborhood – Even if you have a yard, it's nice to know there are other places you can bring your pet. Having a pet-friendly neighborhood, with safe walking areas, dog parks, and other outdoor spaces, is a nice perk for you and your four-legged friend.
Are you searching for the perfect home for both you and your favorite pets? Our team is here to help you find the right match. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Knightdale, NC area.