Before bringing home a furry friend, ask yourself whether your abode is pet-friendly or not.
Since our non-human companions tend to break things and create a mess, you need to be extra careful about your home design/decor, before adopting a dog. This will save you some money and a lot of hassle.
Here are some easy ways to make your home doggy-friendly.
Choose a hard surface flooring
First things first, go for a hard surface flooring, such as one made from ceramic tiles.
We say so because they are easy to clean and resistant to any stain that your pooch might put on them.
It could also prove to be a nice, cool surface for your dog to take naps during the hot weather.
Say no to carpeting, and get cheap rugs
When you have a doggy perpetually roaming around the house, carpeting won't be a great idea, as it tends to absorb odors, trap pet hair and soak up stains.
But here's some relief - you can buy a couple of rugs. Just make sure that they are cheap.
Unlike carpets, rugs can be easily picked up and cleaned, or simply thrown out.