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Living in the Dog House


Americans make their pets a central part of their lives. A recent study found our furry friends can be a major part of decisions to buy, sell or renovate a home. (Source: National Association of Realtors 2017 Animal House; Remodeling impact report.)


  • 81% of those surveyed say their pet is an important factor when looking for a home.
  • 89% of people would never consider giving up a pet due to housing limitations.
  • 52% of people have renovated their home specifically to accomadate a pet.
  • 99% of pet owners questioned consider a pet to be a part of the family.
  • 12% have moved to accomodate a pet.


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