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Pets Improve Our Lives And Health: Give Them The Home They Deserve

August 2nd, 2021 • 3 min read

Young family taking their dog for a walk during spring day at the park. - New Home Community - New Construction Homes For Sale in Parrish, FL

Dogs are considered man’s (and woman’s) best friend. They are our loyal companions, always there to cheer us up and listen to our woes without argument or criticism. Cats can form strong bonds with their owners. Both are dearly loved and cherished by their owners. We know they bring happiness to our home, but did you know that they also improve our physical and mental health?

Pets have been proven to help with depression, can lower your blood pressure and anxiety, and can elevate your levels of serotonin and dopamine. When that happens, you lower your chances of a heart attack. Can having a pet add years to your life? Very likely. Take note of the fact that when you pet or hug your dog or cat, you feel calmer, happier, and more relaxed.

Our pets become aware of our traits and habits, our body language, and the tone in our voice. They sense when we are upset or happy and we create a bond with them that is like no other. Their simple presence can be a stress relief. They are great companions for older adults and can teach kids the meaning of responsibility. Living in a community that welcomes your pets and offers dog owners multiple places to take your pet for walks, runs, and playtimes is an important consideration when you choose your next new home.

At North River Ranch, we love our pets and pet owners. Taking your dog for a walk along our shady tree-lined trails and through the vibrant neighborhoods is more than just a pleasant jaunt, it’s a way to get healthy exercise. We have many green spaces and parks to enjoy a romp with the whole family, including the pets. Our walking paths wind through the community, to the amenities, parks, and play areas. Future plans include a dedicated dog park. We’ve made it easy for you and your dog to get plenty of exercise.

We’re also working on a future Village Center and New Market, both within walking distance of every new home at North River Ranch, Parrish, Florida. The hubs will have a grocery store, restaurants, shopping, and more to explore with your dog.

Children also benefit from having a pet in the home. They too will create a bond with your pet, will learn to care for the pet, and will get healthy exercise when playing with the family dog. There is no bond like the one between a child and their dog.

Your brand-new home at North River Ranch offers all the active amenities your family could want or need, and it will also provide a healthy haven for your pet.
To explore the pet-friendly community we’ve created at North River Ranch, visit

About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit