What’s top of your apartment-hunting priority list? A pool? Accessibility to local shopping?  According to data from a 2020 CoStar study, pet-friendliness was among the top three things renters look for when searching for a new apartment. 

Stonybrook Apartments in Anaheim, California, built our pet policy* with both you and your pet in mind, offering amenities catered toward our four-legged residents. We’ve put together some of our on-site and local favorites, as well as some suggestions on how you can keep your furry friends just as happy as you are in one of our pet-friendly apartments. Let’s take a look!

Preventing Pet Boredom

Regardless of your pet’s breed, age, or personality, just like you, they may get bored from time to time. Spotting the signs that your pet is bored can be pretty simple since they may try to make their own entertainment, which can occasionally have messy or expensive results.

Training your pet early on can help them to develop better things to do when they’re bored. This can include spending time resting in a dedicated area of the apartment where their bed, toys, and other comforts are, or getting some mental exercise with toys that are designed to challenge them with the reward of a treat.

The Great Outdoors

One of the best ways to alleviate pet boredom is to provide them with a change of scenery. With dogs, this should include some routine outdoor exercise, either in the form of a walk or some more intensive playtime at a park or dog run. This not only provides them the opportunity to burn off energy with you and other four-legged friends but is also part of effective potty training.

Stonybrook offers both convenient walkways and an on-site dog run with plenty of green, grassy space for your pooch to play. We’re also located near a number of Anaheim-area parks, including Maxwell Dog Park, and even some pet-friendly hiking areas like the Nora Kuttner Recreational Trail.

As for cats, this can be something as simple as giving them a nice window view so they can see what’s happening around them. Because their eyes can naturally see more details than we can, cats may spend hours at the window—day or night—observing things we may not even be aware of.

Pet-Friendly Apartment Activities

There are also plenty of things you can do inside your pet-friendly apartment to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. This can include training activities, such as teaching your dog a new trick, which keeps them physically and mentally active. Both cats and dogs also have their favorite toys and are generally more than happy to play with them, especially if you get involved. These engaging activities also help you to bond with your pet, which can have positive effects on both your mental and physical health, as well.

At Stonybrook Apartments, we know your pet is part of the family and are excited to welcome you to our pet-friendly community. Contact us today to learn more about our one- and two-bedroom pet-friendly apartments in Anaheim, California.

*Stonybrook’s pet policy does include a 50-pound weight limit and breed restrictions based on size and behavioral traits for dogs. We do not have any restrictions on cat breeds. Smaller animals—including hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, and reptiles—must be caged and kept in sanitary conditions. Please contact our leasing office for more information on animals not listed here.