There’s a reason why we love pets so much. Not only do they look cute, but they are shown to improve overall well-being as well, with benefits for our physical, mental, and social health. They might not cure the common cold, but a pet in your life can make you feel better just by being there.

At Summer Crest, we know how important happiness is in our daily lives—that’s why we have such a pet-friendly environment! Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of pet-friendly apartments in your everyday life.

Physical Health Benefits

One of the most significant benefits of having a pet is the increase in physical activity. Taking your dog for a walk or run is a rewarding and fun way of getting exercise that also holds you accountable. On average, dog owners are much more likely to fulfill their daily exercise expectations than those who do not own pets. Because of this, there is a link between owning pets and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. According to HelpGuide, it has even been shown that “heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.”

At Summer Crest’s pet-friendly apartments, we give you a head start on physical fitness. Our grounds hold several beautiful and enjoyable options for outdoor exercise, including garden pathways and courtyards, perfect for plenty of time with your furry friend.

Mental Health Benefits

Not only is owning a pet great for your physical health, but it also improves your mental health too! Cuddling with an animal can increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, which help you calm down and relax. The companionship of a pet can also improve feelings of depression and anxiety.

Pet-friendly apartments prioritize the importance of emotional well-being by fostering that relationship between you and your pet. Our floor plans offer intimate but roomy options, perfect for cuddling or enjoying your own space.

Social Benefits

It has also been shown that pets can help you meet new people. Dog walkers routinely stop to talk to others, and pets can smooth over social interactions and provide strangers with a common topic to talk about. In an environment like Summer Crest’s, where pets are warmly welcomed, social bonds are sure to be formed regularly.

What Animals Are Allowed at Summer Crest?

We’ve talked a lot about dogs, but cats are also allowed at all AMC communities. Hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, and other small pets are allowed but must be caged and kept in a sanitary condition. Additional or other pets must be approved by the management. Only authorized pets with the owner’s approval are allowed on the premises. We have breed restrictions due to size and behavior traits. Finally, pets may not exceed 50 pounds.

There are countless benefits to having a pet, like more physical activity, an improvement in mental health, and more positive and frequent social interactions. Pet-friendly apartments like Summer Crest allow you and your adorable animals to enjoy all of these benefits!