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Being A Pet Owner Takes Dedication

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

If you are not dedicated to your pet's needs then you should NOT be a pet owner. Owning a pet calls for GREAT responsibility. It is not just a matter of providing nutritious food and clean water, it includes spending time with your pet even if you "don't feel" like it.

One of the reasons we welcomed a rescue into our home last year was because I knew it would "force" me to get out of the house when I didn't want to to take her for a walk.

Neglect leads to damage and damage leads to a lose of value to your home.

The moral to the story (blog post) is if you are thinking:  now that I have my own home I should get a dog/cat you need to think it through. Are you ready to give that pet 24/7 care every single day for the next 20 years of it's life?

As a dog owner I take care of my dogs nutritional needs every day, let her out a minimum of three times a day and take her for a walk every day no matter how nasty the weather. Dogs always need grooming and health care. Are you willing to commit to your pets health care... it can be very expensive.

Lack of proper care can cost you thousands of dollars when it comes to selling your home. Ask any Real Estate professional how hard it is to sell a home with pet odors. A home with pet odors compared to an identical home right next door to it can have a loss of value as large $10,000 or even more.

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and pet owners need to listen to what their pets want.  Dog training will pay off in the long run.

 

Jun 07, 2023 08:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree Will Hamm although I have always trained all my dogs on my own. It takes a real dedication, patience, and time.

Jun 07, 2023 09:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a terrific analogy, Bob. Sadly, in this business we come across too much neglect of pet (shelters crazy full) and homes.

Jun 07, 2023 09:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

And owning a pet means going on regular vet visits, sometimes dealing with health issues and accidents, etc. Getting a cat or dog should NOT be a decision taken lightly.

Jun 07, 2023 09:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

Both homes and pets come with associated expenses. 

As an animal advocate and pet lover, if it comes down to it, I would spend money on my pet first before cosmetic updates to my home. 

Indeed, they are family and need walking and play time too.  

 

Jun 07, 2023 11:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bob, for sharing your personal experience and advice.

Dolores and I do not have pets.

Jun 07, 2023 11:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

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Jun 07, 2023 11:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker there has to be a "special" place in hell for those who neglect and mistreat animals and I don't mean special good.

Jun 07, 2023 01:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm as someone who adopted mistreated/abused cats and dogs in the past, I totally agree.

Jun 07, 2023 01:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are correct Kat Palmiotti , pet ownership should be well thought out but I think it rarely is. Just in the time between our last dog who died about 5 years ago and our adopting our current rescue I can not believe the cost of dog food... WOW.  Baby, our rescue has already cost us well over $1,000 in vet bills but she is a very happy and healthy dog today.

Jun 07, 2023 01:57 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist we have already spent over $1,000 on vet bills for Baby but it has been worth it. She truly shows her love and appreciation back to us with a lot of tail wagging and kissing. I love walking her and let it be known I never leave home without two collection bags with me.

Thank you for featuring my post with Crap-Tacular.

Jun 07, 2023 02:05 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nothing wrong with that Roy Kelley . We enjoyed the 5 years between dogs and I would guess that when Baby passes on we will not have another.

Jun 07, 2023 02:06 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Being a pet owner does carry great responsibility with it Bob "RealMan" Timm AND yes, sometimes it can be annoying but their needs are important too.

Jun 07, 2023 04:45 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are preaching too the choir Brother Doug Dawes 😊. I just got home from taking Baby for a walk. It was a warm one as we are in the 90's now.

Jun 07, 2023 06:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- Larry and I had two Brittanys at different times. Both had an autoimmune disease that caused them to go blind suddenly and they weren't that old. I used to give one a daily shot for her diabetes. It took a lot of work but we loved them so much.  

Jun 07, 2023 07:01 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is a great example of dedication to your pet Kathy Streib . One of my dogs went blind around the 14th year of his life and he passed on about a year later... it wasn't easy to deal with.

Jun 08, 2023 05:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always enjoy Timmothy's toons, Bob. I hope you are having a good week.

Jun 20, 2023 07:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

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Jun 20, 2023 07:30 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I had a GREAT Fathers Day weekend Myrl Jeffcoat . We spent a day and a half camping and the weather was perfect!

It was nice to see all the compliments on AR when I got back to my desk and what could be better than being featured in  "FEATHER NESTERS" group?

Jun 21, 2023 06:27 AM