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Home is the nicest word, especially when home includes a pet. 

There are more than 100 million U.S. households with either a dog or cat, according to the Insurance Information Institute. So, it’s not surprising that a third of homeowners cite pet ownership as a top reason for choosing a home. As a pet owner myself, I understand the complexities that sometime may arise when buying or selling a home involving a pet.

Related: Robyn's Tips for Moving with a Pet

I bought my first home because I couldn’t find a rental that allowed my dog. I’m so glad times have changed! As a Realtor and pet owner I’m pleased to see that more than ever communities, buildings and landlords are welcoming pets with open arms. People recognize pets give unconditional love and so much more. But moving with pets can sometimes be stressful for our furry family members. My team and I area ready to help make the transition easier by offering advice, tips and resources that will help your pet love its new home as much as you do. Just give us a call. 703-963-0142 or 301-320-8349

If you're thinking about adding a pet to your family, here are several good organizations with animals ready for adoption.

Two Paws Up is a searchable map of dog-friendly activities and places throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area created by WeTheDogsDC.  The map is updated frequently with locations that have been recommended by the community.