Looking for a home in Smyrna that’s friendly to your four-legged family members? Here are some things you need to know about owning a pet in Smyrna.

 

Local Ordinances

 

Smyrna is generally a pet-friendly town, but you’ll also have to make sure your pet is friendly to the town and your neighbors.

 

In Smyrna, nuisance pets are defined under Cobb County Ordinance Section 10-9, and you’ll want to make sure that your furry friend doesn’t engage in any of the following:

 

        Howling or barking for more than fifteen minutes

 

        Chasing cars or other vehicles or, of course, people

 

        Leaving messes in public areas

 

        Damaging property

 

        Seriously annoying your neighbors

 

Of course, most of those criteria depend upon how the pet is treated by its owner, so be sure your home in Smyrna is a pet-friendly place. Your Realtor can help you to find the right property for your pet, so be sure to address the following concerns when you talk to them.

 

Lots of Room

 

Fenced-in yards are best for pets. Pets that have plenty of room to play are far less likely to bark at neighbors and passing cars and, of course, they’re not going to be able to get out and chase vehicles and people, which will keep them, and you, from running afoul of the law. Your Realtor can certainly help you find properties with pet-friendly yards; all you have to do is ask!

 

Plenty of Walks

 

Be sure to take your pet out for adventures outside of your own home in Smyrna. Smyrna has plenty of parks and other locations where you can take your dog out for a walk. Just be sure to keep them on a leash and to bring along supplies like water and treats, particularly in the summer. Never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle. This is one of the most dangerous things you can do. If the temperature is above sixty degrees—and it most certainly is in Georgia in the summer—the interior of your car can get above 100 degrees in minutes, even with a cracked window, and this can be fatal for your pets.

 

Obedience Training

 

Obedience training is great for pets and their human friends, so sign up for a class and get your pet trained. It’s one of the best things you can do to keep your pet safe!

 

Microchip

 

When you go to the vet, get your pet implanted with a microchip so that, if they do stray from your house in Smyrna, you can be reunited with your best friend. This is a low-cost procedure that’s well worth it.

 

Talk to us about pet-friendly properties if you have more questions.