6 Must-Have Items for Pet Owners at Our Apartments in Northeast Houston

6 Must-Have Items for Pet Owners at Our Apartments in Northeast Houston

We love pets here at 255 Assay! Our apartments in Northeast Houston are completely pet-friendly, featuring not just one but two dog parks for large and small dogs as well as easy-to-clean wood plank flooring. If you’re considering bringing a pet to your apartment at 255 Assay or you’d like to make sure you have everything you need for a pet you already own, this post is for you! We’re rounding up a few apartment must-haves for pet owners.

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Furniture Protectant

Products like Scotchguard or simple couch covers can help you get more longevity out of those couches, upholstered chairs, rugs, and other furniture that helps make your apartment uniquely yours. Sprays or covers help repel water and stains, so pet accidents aren’t the end of the world. This is especially helpful for puppies that are still being house-trained or cats with a habit of marking their territory. You can also find adhesive scratch protectors to place on your upholstered furniture for cats and dogs who can’t keep their paws to themselves.

Pet Bed

Your pet deserves a place to lay their head and get cozy! Especially if you don’t want your pets getting up on furniture or sleeping in bed with you, getting them a soft, warm bed to call their own is a must. We recommend one that’s machine washable so that keeping it clean is as simple as running it through your in-unit washer and dryer.

Pet Gate

A pet gate might be worth investing in for a few reasons. First, it’s a great way to introduce dogs and kittens to one part of your apartment at a time without having to keep them behind a closed door. It also provides an option for separating visitors (including any visiting pets) from your own pets and gives them a safe place to retreat to if they’re feeling anxious or shy. It’s also a nice consideration if you have someone coming over who’s allergic to your pet or may feel afraid or overwhelmed by them.

Chewing Spray

If your pet has a habit of chewing on cords, shoes, or other parts of your apartment, a chewing spray may help. These non-toxic products deter your troublesome chewer by coating the surface of the item you don’t want chewed with a bitter, unpleasant taste. A popular version of this is Grannick’s Bitter Apple spray.

For cables, sometimes a cable protector is a more convenient option than chewing spray. You can find flexible cable protectors made of hard plastic, foam, or fabric at many home supply stores such as the Home Depot located near our Redemption Square apartments.

Cat Tree for Cats, Cozy Crate for Dogs

Cats love having someplace high to perch, so make sure they have an approved place to climb. A cat tree works perfectly for this purpose, and many cat trees come with built-in scratching posts, toys, and other features to keep your kitty occupied. If a cat tree is too big an investment when it comes to money or floor space, a window-mounted perch can also provide a nice high spot for your cat to call their own and catch some cozy sun rays.

At first glance, crates can seem like a prison, but with a soft bed, water bowl, and favorite toy inside, a crate can actually be a place of safety and comfort for dogs to retreat to. Plus, having a crate can provide peace of mind for owners of dogs who like to get into things or need supervision for other reasons. Having a crate means you can trust that your apartment will be just as you left it when you can’t keep an eye on your pet.

We hope this post has helped you prepare for a new pet (or support a current one) at our pet-friendly apartments! If you’d like to see any tips and recommendations from us in the future, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events at our apartments near 77044, follow us on Instagram!