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Preparing Your Home for Showings: A Pet Owner's Guide

Whether you're putting your home on the market or just preparing it for a viewing, there are some things you should do to make sure it looks its best. As a pet owner, this can be a bit tricky. After all, you want to show off the true potential of your home while still maintaining the comfort and safety of your pet. Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for showings without disrupting your furry friend.

Secure Pets in One Room During Showings

The most important thing is that you secure your pets in one room when showing your home. This will help keep them safe during viewings and reduce distractions for potential buyers. Make sure that this room is comfortable and well-ventilated with plenty of toys and treats to keep them occupied during viewings. You may also want to consider hiring a dog walker or sitter if the viewings tend to last longer than expected.

Remove Pet Supplies

In addition to securing pets in one room, it’s important that you remove all pet supplies prior to showings. This includes food bowls, beds, leashes, litter boxes, and anything else that could be seen as a distraction or eyesore by potential buyers. Make sure that all of these items are out of sight before each viewing so they don’t take away from the presentation of your home’s interior design.

Clean Up Any Pet Messes

Finally, make sure that you clean up any messes left behind by your pet before showings. Vacuum up any fur or hair left on floors and furniture, clear away any droppings from outdoor areas, and wipe down walls or baseboards where paw prints may have been left behind. Potential buyers will appreciate being able to see a clean house without having to worry about cleaning up after an animal themselves!


Showing off your home can be tricky enough without worrying about managing pets during viewings—but with the right preparation it doesn't have to be overwhelming! By taking the time to secure pets in one room during showings, remove pet supplies from sightlines, and clean up any messes made by animals beforehand, you can create an inviting space while still keeping both yourself and your furry friends comfortable and safe throughout the process! Good luck!

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