Let’s Talk about Dogs

Let’s talk about dogs! In a recent Facebook Live event, Shannon met with Laura Delli Paoli at 75 Hemlock Road in Short Hills NJ to talk about millennials and dog ownership. Shannon stated that a recent survey said that 33% of millennials are buying a home and moving out to the suburbs for their dogs (She Shannon’s blog post later this week to learn more about the article). Laura talked about how she feels that having a dog or pet can really increase your quality of life in so many ways and help us to establish relationships, especially if you are relocating. Laura personally relocated to the suburbs from the city. When she relocated, Laura met many people while she was walking her dogs and doing other activities with her dogs. Those people have now become friends. Shannon said she has several friends whose spouses meet up religiously to walk their dogs together. Their weekly dog walks have really helped the group to grow and bond together. Laura said moving to the suburbs and having a place to be able to get outside and play with her dogs has been a real stress reliever for her when she comes home from a busy day at work. Living in the suburbs makes it easy to do that. She said she enjoys taking her dog on a walk in the neighborhood and maybe meeting up with someone else to walk their dogs together.

As far as local dog parks, Laura enjoys taking her dogs, Wrigley and Scout, to Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. She said it’s a quiet, friendly, safe environment in which to walk her dogs. She also likes taking the dogs to the beach seasonally. Some dog-friendly beaches include Island Beach State Park just South of Asbury Park. It is a well-regulated beautiful beach. Sandy Hook has a great bay that allows dogs. She believes they are open all year long. Other favorite places include Hacklebarney State Park with well-maintained trails. She said there are plenty of places to choose from depending on the energy level of your dog. Laura said she really loves Round Valley as well. She said dogs are allowed in the sporting and boating area. She suggested checking BringFido.com to see what dog-friendly areas are near you. Also remember to visit Shannon’s Facebook page for more information.

Shannon and Laura talked about safe lawn care when you have pets. Laura suggested using an organic lawn care company. Something that is mindful of non-toxic chemicals. Laura recommended Murray Hill as a veterinarian. They are located in New Providence, NJ and have a wide range of doctors. Laura also loves VIPuppy in Summit NJ. VIPuppy offers grooming services, day care, and overnight care. She recommended Faux Paws pet shop in Summit NJ for food, treats, and pet supplies.

For more great information, please contact Shannon Aronson. You can reach her by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973-637-0004. Please also remember to visit her website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.