Calgarian, David Beart, has plans to build a "pet friendly" house designed for the needs and comfort of the pet-owning family. The project is currently still in its planning phases; location and talks with a local builder underway, the ground -breaking is set for early 2014 and will be completed later the same year. The house will be available for the public and media to view 30-60 days after completion. Beart's, who was a kidney transplate recipient, main focus for this project is to help promote the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Transplant Awareness as gratitude to the foundation for his successful procedure back in 2009.
The ideal is to design a home in the mid-price range which is durable and easy to maintain not only for home-owner but for the public as well. The project will be documented by articles, blog entries and announcements on the website http://www.professorshouse.com/project hoping to educate and entertain the public along the way.
Considering, 1 in 5 Calgarians own either a dog or cat, Beart hopes this will encourage other Calgarians to incorporate their furry family member into the home-building plans and home-builders to offer pet-friendly options as well. Beart, a dog owner himself, understands all the mishaps and stresses that a dog-owner goes through. It is from this experience that has inspired him to design such a project.
Their plan is to unleash a pack of cats and dogs into a home, tracking their assault, and teaching the public how to clean up the mess afterwards. Such things like stained furniture, scratched flooring, ruined carpets, lawns, hair and dander issues, reducing allergy problems, storage, etc. will all be covered on their website. They will provide step-by-step instructions on things such as installing doggie doors, containment systems, flooring, setting up aquariums, installing a kitchen, roofing, and how to decorate a "pet-friendly" home.