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Wednesday, August 08, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Put Pets First? Animal-Loving Home Buyers Leave Decisions to the Dogs

For two years, Kelly Heskett searched real estate listings for a home big enough for her noisy, rambunctious family. She found an ideal one last month in nearby Norristown, PA: a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath, single-family house on a quiet street with a big backyard. She and her husband now have plenty of room for their six dogs, three of which were rescued.
“I don’t have children, and I’m not looking to have children. I consider my dogs to be my children," says Heskett, 31, an account manager at a pharmaceutical testing company.
Heskett and her husband aren't the only home buyers basing their purchase on their pets’ needs. A realtor.com® online survey found 75% of pet-owning buyers who closed on a home this year would pass on their dream house if it weren’t right for their animals. Among the respondents, 87% said they took their pets’ needs into account when buying a home.
Heskett even picked her real estate agent, who v ...

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