If you are looking for an apartment community that goes the extra mile to make sure your future dog or cat feels right at home, look no further than Pierhouse at Channelside. We are a pet-friendly community, ready to welcome you and your furry friend home. Our apartments in downtown Tampa, FL feature a lush courtyard where you can take your pet to enjoy some fresh air. Here are some tips and perks of having a four-legged friend live with you at Pierhouse.

Having a pet can bring a lot of positives to your life, but the responsibility factor is something to consider before getting one. When you have either a pet cat or dog, there will be added fees when you rent, sporadic vet visits, frequent grooming and extra house cleaning, exercise and entertainment, training, costs of toys, treats and food, and more. It is arguable that the pros of having a pet far outweigh the responsibility that comes with, but make sure you are prepared to properly take care of your friend when you live at Pierhouse. Pets deserve the best owners and treatment because they bring so much joy and structure to people’s lives.


Dogs are a man’s best friend. They will help you stay active because they require daily exercise. Living in an apartment can make this difficult because your pup might feel cooped up, so consider adopting a small to medium-sized dog if you’re still renting, and make sure to take them outside every day. Dogs can also relieve tension in a stressful situation and offer protection if you ever need it. If you are lonely, your pup will remain loyal to you and might even force you to be more social because most people like to comment on how cute a dog is. Because of how much attention dogs require, your schedule will become more structured and routine, which helps people maximize their day. And of course, your dog will bring you a tremendous amount of joy as he/she will be excited to see you every time you come home to them.


There are many different breeds of cats; however, most house cats are all around the size of a small dog, which is perfect for apartment living! Unlike dogs, cats do not require a lot of attention because they clean themselves and use the restroom in a liter box, but they still enhance your life just the same. Cats provide endless laughter to their owners with their funny personalities as they play. They also seem to know when their owner is upset or lonely and will cuddle up on them or nearby, purring loudly to reduce stress. Just like dogs, a pet cat will also bring structure to your daily routine because they need to eat. And those cute kitty meows that let you know your cat is trying to tell you something will keep you smiling and happy to have a talkative friend at home.

If these perks of dogs and cats make you want to share a home with a pet, consider adopting one from the Humane Society. The society is a rescue shelter for stray dogs and cats, so whoever you pick will be forever grateful to you for getting them off the streets and into a warm home.

Our apartments in downtown Tampa, FL have pet fees and breed restrictions, so be sure to check out the full pet policy for more information. Contact us today for more information about Pierhouse at Channelside!

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