Wellbeing & Wellness
Pet-Friendly Serviced Apartments Are The Future
Dogs and cats ( and even hamsters and gerbils! ) have long since been mans best friend, so the popularity of Pet-Friendly Serviced apartments is booming.
Especially with the pandemic, ESAs (Emotional Support Animals) are becoming more of the norm. Though that isn’t the only reason pet-friendly short-lets are so popular. Here are some of the benefits of Pet-Friendly Serviced Apartments.
Sometimes, pets can be there for us, when no one else is, or no one else can be. Whilst in a serviced apartment, a tenant may need to self-isolate. Or they may be self-isolating the entire time. Say, if they work in healthcare, and want to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. Humans weren’t created to operate alone. We’re individuals who love community. Too much time alone can negatively impact mental health. Studies even show that lonely brains are structurally and biochemically different.
For someone with depression or anxiety especially: company can make the world of difference. Struggles with mental health are particularly difficult to endure alone. In a time of such collective trauma, ie a pandemic, it’s even more important than ever to try and alleviate negative feelings. Pets do this with just their presence and can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Even something as simple as spending 5 minutes petting your cat can inspire you to breathe and relax. To ground yourself. This is crucial to draw thoughts away from being negative and turn them towards becoming more positive.
Exercising is important. It’s essential for us to stay healthy. Even just getting outside for a few minutes at a time each day is beneficial. If you’re away in a serviced apartment, you may be likely to be working. Additionally, we know that doing a full routine might not be plausible on a work trip.
That’s where Pet-Friendly Serviced Apartments come in. If you can bring your dog, for example, you can walk them daily. This might not seem like much. However, a short walk can make the world of difference. For you and your dog! Your dog will get enrichment, burn off energy, be able to sleep better. You’ll get time outside, a brief exercise that does you the world of good – and who knows? Maybe you’ll meet other pet owners along the way. As we said, humans love company. A socially distanced dog walk chat could be the pick me up you’re needing.
At Clooper, we know how important it can be to have a ‘home-away-from-home.’ That feeling of familiarity is very grounding. These past few years had the potential to feel very up-rooting for many people. The last thing you want is to be forced away from a beloved furry friend.
Pets can really ground us. Being in an unfamiliar place can be unsettling. Especially for many individuals who may be neurodivergent, or have certain mental health conditions, for whom upsetting routines and disrupting familiarity can be disastrous. Though sometimes unavoidable, ie, staying away from home for work.
With a pet-friendly serviced apartment, this is negated entirely. You can bring your furry friend along with you for the journey. This is especially beneficial for those that may live, or have to travel, alone. Again, coming home to a friendly face can make the world of difference. There is an old sentiment, too, that home isn’t always a building. Sometimes home is a four-legged friend and a wagging tail when you step through the door.
FINDING A PET-FRIENDLY SERVICED APARTMENT
Now that we’ve explained the benefits of a pet-friendly serviced apartment, where can you find one? It may sometimes seem difficult. There are a few properties that cannot house pets for various reasons, or property suppliers may still be a little unsure about owning pet-friendly properties.
Clooper has a hefty selection of pet-friendly serviced apartments. In prime locations, to boot. You can see one such luxury apartment here, and another here. Even here and here! Clooper endeavours to keep you in mind and to keep your needs as a priority. Search through our many available listings here to find your ideal property, hassle-free.