If you’re an animal lover, then it probably doesn’t sound weird if you were to plan a party for your pet. Whether you have a dog, cat, hamster, or snake, having a party for your pet can be a fun experience. Your friends can bring their fuzzy friends along for the fun as well! Here are some things that you may want to consider when you’re choosing where your pet’s party will be held.
How Much Space Do You Need?
You’ll want to come up with your guest list pretty early in the process. The number of people that you’re inviting will determine what kind of venue you can choose from. While not everyone may be able to make the event, you’ll want to plan for every single person coming. If everyone does come, you want to make sure that there is more than enough room for everyone and the pets. The space can begin to feel cramped quickly when you have lots of animals in the area. For example, if it’s a dog party, aim for about 100 square feet of space per dog.
What’s on the Ground?
When animals are present and they’re excited, there are bound to be some accidents. You’ll need to think about the surface that your party is going to be on. While there are carpets that are stain resistant, they may not hold up very well against a large volume of dirty paws and pet hair, so it’s probably better to not hold indoor pet parties on carpeted surfaces. Think about outdoor venues or places with flooring that are very simple to wipe up in a hurry. Also, consider the temperature of the surface for those soft and sensitive paws.
What Are the Location’s Specific Rules?
Obviously, you’ll want to find out if your location allows pets for events. Not everybody is going to open up their doors to animals that could have accidents or get fur everywhere. This is a big clean-up effort in many cases. Find out any rules for pets, how many pets can be in the area, whether there is additional insurance you’ll need to purchase in order to have animals around, etc. The more rules you can find out now, the better the party will go in the long run.
If you’re thinking about planning a pet party, think about all the varying factors that can come along with this type of event. You can also think about the possible gifts at the party. For example, instead of people bringing gifts, you might want to ask people to bring items that will be donated to a local animal shelter. This is a great way to give back to the community.
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