How to Make Your Garage Pet-Friendly

For most of us, our pets are our world. We want to ensure that they are always safe and taken care of, which is exactly why we are going to talk about the various things that you can do to make sure that your garage is pet friendly. Garage Interiors, your Top Rated Local® Wisconsin Garage Interior specialists, loves pets, and we want nothing more than to ensure your pets are safe when in the garage. So, let’s get started.

Recognize the Dangers

There are a lot of items within your garage that could pose  a danger to your pet, especially if they’re at their level. That is why one of the very first things that you want to do is walk through your garage and recognize the various dangers that are currently in your garage. This could be in the form of chemicals that could poison them, items that they could consume, electrical wires they could chew, or tools that could hurt them. By recognizing these dangers upfront, you, at the very least, know where to start when making sure that your garage is pet friendly. 

Create a Space for Them

The garage is pretty large, and while they may be able to wander while they’re spending time in the garage, it’s good to have a space that is solely theirs. By creating a space that is solely for them, they can get comfortable in a part of the garage that they recognize as their own. When they know that their food, water, toys, and dog bed is in one section of the garage, they are less likely to wander off and explore the different items in the garage. Even so, you are going to want to make sure that you take care of any dangers before leaving them in there.

Secure the Space

For the most part, the garage is going to be a closed quarter for your pet to stay warm and get a little bit more wiggle-room than they would have in a kennel. Though that may be the case, you should always double-check to ensure there aren’t any ways for them to get out before you leave them there. If there are doors that lead outside of the house, make sure that they are closed entirely or locked completely. If there’s an old doggy door, determine whether or not that’s something that you’d like to keep in the garage or if it’s a potential escape route for Fido to take advantage of. Securing the space is absolutely necessary to the safety of your pet.

Let Garage Interiors Help

If your pets are going to be staying in your garage, Garage Interiors can help ensure that your space is safe. The variety of garage storage shelving and cabinets that we have available for purchase on our online store can help you keep all chemicals, tools, and the like out of reach of your pet. Take a minute, and browse the different storage systems that we have available online and find the one that best suits your needs and your garage. Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions or inquiries.