How to be a Pet Parent and a Student

How can you juggle being a pet parent and a student? This can be hard for some, but we’ve gathered our favourite tips to help you live the best of both worlds!


Lock Down a Pet Friendly Apartment

At 939 Western, we’re 100% pet-friendly, which can be hard to find for students who have furry friends. We love meeting our pet residents, and you can even bring them with you on your private tour! Schedule a tour today by contacting our Customer Care Coordiantor Ashleigh (519-914-2781).


Our fully equipped gym and yoga studio are perfect for your fitness needs, but what about your dog? 939 Western has a lot of green space, including a courtyard that is great for your dog to play on. The courtyard also has picnic tables, making it the ideal spot for your dog to play and enjoy some fresh air while you study.

There are also numerous off-leash dog park for your furry friend to enjoy near your 939 Western London apartment.

  • Greenway Off-Leash Area | 4.7km
  • Pottersburg-FIDO Off-Leash Area | 9.5km
  • Stoney Creek Off-Leash Dog Park | 7.9km

Check In

Checking in with your pet is important in an apartment community, especially if they aren’t used to being alone during the day. Be courteous of your neighbours, and ensure that your dog is comfortable and not barking all day. Luckily, 939 Western is minutes from Western U campus, making it easy for you to check on your pet throughout the day if needed.


Get to know your neighbours! Nothing is better for your pet than for them to have a chance to socialize. Be a part of the 939 Western community and get to know you neighbours. Speak with your Customer Care Coordinator about upcoming events that you can bring your dog to! Participating in your community events is also a great way to unwind from your school day.


Don’t forget to enter our Pet Resident of the Month contest! Each month we choose one lucky pet resident to be the coveted “pet resident of the month” and receive a $25 gift card to PetSmart. Send a photo to, it’s that easy!

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