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Benefits Of Rental Pet Ownership

Benefits Of Rental Pet Ownership - The Copper House

With the effects of Covid-19 triggering the boom of pandemic puppies, a total of 51% of adults in the UK now own a pet. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 3.2 million additional households in the UK have acquired a pet, resulting in a shift in priorities and a clear impact on the rental market for the future.

It is the unfortunate reality that finding pet-friendly accommodation may still be a challenge, however, at The Copper House, we recognise the many mental and physical benefits owning a pet has so readily encourage residents to bring their furry friends along with them when they move into our rental apartments. We understand that, for many people, pets are quite simply a lifeline, especially during the pandemic. Whilst every relationship between pet and owner is unique, here are some of the many benefits that pet ownership brings to people around the world, with a special focus on how they can help to rent owners.

Increased fitness

There are many widely recognised fitness benefits to owning a pet, including the encouragement of regular exercise. Dogs in particular have lots of energy and therefore high exercise requirements, motivating you to exercise on occasions where you previously may not have done. Whether it’s a stroll in the park with your canine companion, a simple game of catch to get your blood pumping or even playing with a toy with your small animal inside your apartment, a pet will encourage you to be more active each day, consequently increasing your fitness levels and improving your health as a result.

Improved health

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to being a pet owner is the health benefits that each of our furry friends bring.

It has been scientifically proven that just stroking a pet can lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and decrease triglyceride levels, thus resulting in better cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, recent research has proven that pet ownership can result in stronger immune systems in children and a reduced chance of developing allergies in later life. So renting with your pet is not just good for you, but the whole family also!

It is often believed that owning a pet can help to detect, treat, and manage a variety of illnesses and debilitations. Evidence has shown that dogs have been able to sniff out cancers and other human diseases due to their high scent sensitivity, potentially saving the lives of their owners.

Benefits Of Rental Pet Ownership

Benefits Of Rental Pet Ownership

Reduced stress

Renting with your pet could also help to reduce your anxiety and stress levels as they often serve as a source of comfort and support. It has been scientifically proven that regular interaction with an animal can release the oxytocin hormone and decrease levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Living with a pet can also trigger the release of dopamine, the feel-good hormone, which is responsible for triggering the happiness emotion and enhancing our pleasure.

Enhanced Companionship

Living with an animal can also help to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation. Dog ownership is often compensated for the absence of human companionship because of their ability to provide emotional support to their owners. Pets can help to combat feelings of loneliness by simply being a physical presence which provides unconditional love, affection and encourages the development of greater relationships with others in the community. It is widely believed that pet ownership could form part of the solution to the growing issue of loneliness in the UK as it gives people an immediate sense of belonging, especially in those who struggle to form meaningful relationships with others.

Benefits Of Rental Pet Ownership

Encouraged social connections

Furthermore, many studies have identified that animals are best at minimising social isolation through their ability to be great social connectors. Pet ownership can help us form stronger neighbourhood connections by facilitating comfortable and natural social interactions. Pets are commonly seen to have the role as a social icebreaker, particularly with dogs where canine conversation is often an instant starting point of chatter. This results in encouraging physical socialisation and perhaps the formation of new and exciting friendships with others who have similar interests.

Here at The Copper House, we understand the importance of pet ownership on residents’ overall well-being and want to make your pets feel just as at home as you do. Speak to your Community Manager who can provide more information about living with your pet when you rent with us.

To find out more about our range of one, two and three-bedroom, pet-friendly rental apartments available at The Copper House.

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