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Monday Sep 10, 2018

Pet-friendly units sought

Interior designer Will Engelbrecht had always wanted a dog, but his single lifestyle in a small apartment in the City Bowl meant caring for a pet would be a challenge.

He wasn’t alone, though, and discovered an increasing number of apartment blocks and estates were becoming pet-friendly in response to an increasing demand from property buyers and tenants. Not only that, there were also dog day-care centres and even dog hotels shooting up, making it easier to have a pet. Engelbrecht is now the proud owner of Maddox, a bull terrier.

Millennials starting out in their first property and baby boomers looking to downscale with age mean pet-friendly apartments are indeed rising in popularity, says Seeff Property Group. Since these two demographics are the biggest buyers, Seeff urges developers to catch up with this growing trend.

With its beaches, parks, mountain and promenade, Cape Town is certainly a paradise for dogs. The city has been cited as the ninth fastest-growing city worldwide when it comes to pet ownership, says Yunic Klue, owner of Cape Town’s famous dog hotel, @Frits Dog Hotel and Daycare Centre.

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Vivian Warby

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