Maybe you're a property owner considering purchasing somewhere in the city and want to attract the young and trendy pet-owning crowd, or perhaps you're looking for a pet-friendly home to rent in a neighbourhood that works with the needs of your animal. Regardless, here are four excellent communities with pet-friendly reputations.
Stroll down the Glebe, and it won't be long before you find water bowls outside shops and special treats for pets advertised in restaurants. This eclectic and youthful neighbourhood has experienced rapid growth and development from attracting potential residents seeking a vibrant atmosphere that welcomes them and their pets. Owning and operating a rental property in the Glebe allows for many other conveniences as well, such as easy public transportation access, a massive selection of nearby shopping and dining options, and all sorts of unique services and entertainment options – such as Lansdowne Park – that will draw millennials and other residents with a zest for new experiences.
Rockcliffe Park/New Edinburgh
From the peacefulness of the Rockcliffe Park area (and it's many wide-open spaces) to the upbeat stretch of Beechwood Avenue where a major condo boom is taking place, there are many great places to live in the Rockcliffe Park/New Edinburgh area for pet owners - and plenty of residents looking to move in. This means that rental spaces are often 95-percent claimed or more, leaving open a lot of potential for a property owner to open up anything from converted triplexes to new rental developments. As the area increasingly shifts towards a modern and more refreshed feel, there are many exciting things that will appeal to local pet owners considering a move to the area – for example, the local Metro has a purpose-built area to tie up dogs, there's a very well-stocked Pet Valu location nearby (with special services), and one of Ottawa's very best animal shelters, Beechwood Animal Hospital, is just nearby.
Orleans is a suburban paradise, and as such, it's built with families in mind. Many families own a pet, leaving plenty of potential for places to rent as well as properties to purchase and advertise towards local pet-owners seeking a new home of their own. With plenty of parks, pet care facilities, and local animals to make friends with, you'd be hard-pressed to find a negative in choosing a property in the Orleans area.
Looking for small-town charm with the delights of country living without giving up the essentials? Stittsville is the ideal solution. With plenty of walking trails, local park space, and plenty of activity to make the area even better than ever, this neighbourhood is increasing in popularity amongst many different types of renters - including pet owners. Rental units out here tend to cost a little less from not being situated directly in-town (which a bus or car ride will fix), and you'll find there's plenty of room for Fido to get out there and be at one with nature. A recreation enthusiast's paradise, Stittsville is also a good place for pet owners to settle down.
Regardless of whether you're a property owner looking to appeal to pet-owning residents or you're a pet owner looking for the ideal place for your household to call home, Ottawa is rich with potential.