Pet ownership has grown increasingly popular over the years. According to the 2019–2020 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67 percent of US households own a pet. That means in over 84.9 million homes, people are taking care of adorable furry friends. If you are a pet owner, you know how important finding the perfect conditions for your pet is, especially if you are looking to rent instead of buy property.

Luckily, at Sherwood apartments, we know how important and beneficial pet ownership can be, and we strive to provide the most pet-friendly conditions possible. Curious about whether Sherwood is right for you and your pets? Read on to learn all about the benefits of having pets, all the different kinds of pets we love to have at Sherwood, and the wonderful amenities we offer them!

Benefits of Having Pets

It is easy to see that pets make our tenants happy, but did you know that the benefits of pets go beyond happiness? There are verified health benefits you gain from taking care of your pets. First, pets protect your body from heart attack: A study at the University of Minnesota found that having pets lowers your risk of heart attacks by 40 percent. Research also shows that pets lower your blood pressure: In a study on stress management, the participants with pets had much better blood pressure levels than those without pets when put under stressful conditions.

Next, pets keep you active and on your feet. If a pet needs to walk, that means that you, as their faithful owner, get out on your feet as well. This is great in helping pet owners meet the recommended criteria for weekly exercise. In fact, according to one study, 60 percent “of dog owners who took their dogs for regular walks were considered to get regular moderate or vigorous exercise based on federal standards.”

Lastly, pets keep you from feeling lonely. Pets are givers of unconditional love and will keep you company whether you are surrounded by family or all alone. In one study of 148 college women, those who owned pets ranked lower on the UCLA Loneliness Scale than those without. These are just a few reasons why we at Sherwood know that you need pets at your side, and we want to make it happen!

Pets at Sherwood

At Sherwood, we want you to bring your pets with you! That is why we try our hardest to make Sherwood Apartment Homes as pet-friendly as possible. We just have a few simple qualifications they must meet to make both you and your pet as comfortable as can be while you are with us. First, check to see if your pet is permitted by our management automatically. We welcome all cats, and we would love to have your hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, or other small pets, which must be caged and kept in a sanitary condition. Other pets must be approved by our management before coming to Sherwood, but as long as they are under 50 pounds and don’t fall under our restricted breed list, you and your pet will be living with us in no time!

Pet Amenities

Once your pet is here, we have so much to offer them! Our goal at Sherwood is to make your pet as comfortable as you are, so we have provided several pet amenities for our residents to use. If you have a dog that loves to run and socialize, check out our dog park! You can let your dog play off-leash without having to leave the complex. We also have a large grassy area where you and your pets can lounge together in the pleasant California weather. If a sedate walk is what you are after, Sherwood has lots of paths around the complex for you to explore. And as an added bonus, T. Mayne Thompson Park is nearby if you want to explore outside our privately-gated community.

All of these perks and more make Sherwood a prime pick for pet-friendly apartments! If you are on the lookout for a place to live with your furry friend, come and give Sherwood Apartment Homes a try!