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Creating Pet-Friendly ADUs: Tips from the ADU Show Episode 13

Welcome, pet lovers! Today, we're diving into a furry-friendly topic on the ADU show: with our Award winning ADU Expert Host Noura Bishay, designing your space to accommodate your beloved pets. Joining us is Melissa Dolo , founder of Pup Rider, to share her expertise on creating comfortable, convenient, and safe environments for our four-legged friends.

Melissa kicks off by introducing Pup Rider, a pet taxi service in San Diego, designed to cater to the needs of busy pet owners. As the world transitions back to office life post-pandemic, Melissa's service ensures that pets maintain an active lifestyle even when their owners are on the go.

But beyond transportation, Melissa emphasizes the importance of home design for pets' well-being. From convenient storage solutions to outdoor safety measures, she shares invaluable insights gathered from years of experience in pet care.

Convenience Matters:

1. Flooring Choices: Opt for easy-to-clean vinyl flooring over carpet to handle pet messes effortlessly.

2. Organized Storage: Create designated spaces for pet essentials like leashes, toys, and grooming supplies to keep your home clutter-free.

3. Outdoor Access: Provide seamless access to the backyard for your furry friends, making potty breaks and playtime hassle-free.

Comfort Enhancements:

1. Noise Reduction: Choose solid wood doors and soundproofing measures to minimize external disturbances for your pets.

2. Natural Light: Maximize natural light and air circulation with ample windows, creating a comfortable living environment.

3. Air Quality: Install HEPA filters to ensure fresh, clean air, especially in compact living spaces shared with pets.

Safety Precautions:

1. Secure Entrances: Implement double locks and smart devices to prevent pets from escaping and ensure their safety when home alone.

2. Smart Technology: Utilize smart thermostats, cameras, and Alexa-enabled devices for added security and convenience.

3. Pet-Friendly Design: Consider pet-safe landscaping and sound insulation to minimize stress and discomfort for your furry companions.

Noura also addresses common concerns such as shared living spaces in ADUs and offers practical solutions to mitigate noise and ensure privacy for both pets and their human counterparts. NPB Design Studio mission is to design places that heal, inspire and empower people and Dogs. We are here to offer Pet Friendly ADU Design services, Interior Design and Landscape Design. Call Now to know more about NPB Design Studio 619-450-9876

Throughout the discussion, Melissa emphasizes the importance of proactive measures in creating pet-friendly environments. From thoughtful design choices to innovative technologies, every aspect of home setup plays a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of our beloved pets.

As the episode concludes, Melissa extends her services beyond transportation, offering pet boarding, walking, and customized adventures tailored to your furry friend's needs. With her commitment to safety and personalized care, Melissa ensures that your pets receive the love and attention they deserve, even when you're away.

So, whether you're looking to revamp your space or book your pet's next adventure, remember to consider these valuable insights from Melissa Dolo and Pup Rider. After all, a pet-friendly home is a happy home for both you and your furry companions.


With each episode, the ADU show continues to explore innovative ideas and solutions to enhance our living spaces. Stay tuned for more insightful discussions on topics that matter to you and your home. Don't forget to like, share, and comment to let us know your thoughts and suggest future topics for discussion. Until next time, happy pet parenting!



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