Meet Whitney, who lives in Falls Church, Va. Like many millennials, she is focused on her career so for now, her 3-year-old dog Lucy Goose is her baby. And like any good parent, it’s important to Whitney that her baby be happy in their home. “When my dog is happy, I’m happy,” confides Whitney.
When Whitney adopted Lucy Goose, she was living in a 1-bedroom condo. Although only a puppy at the time, it was obvious the Labrador/Great Dane mix wouldn’t stay small for long. Whitney knew she needed a larger place but she wasn’t sure how much more room would be required, so she rented a larger townhouse while she assessed the situation. It soon became apparent that the townhouse wasn’t conducive to a large dog either, so she started hunting for a larger dog-friendly house that would meet the needs of Lucy Goose. She wound up buying a 4-bedroom home with a doggy door and a big fenced-in yard.