Arlington Properties announced today it is launching a corporate-wide month-long initiative during National Pet Month to honor pets and raise the awareness of the services provided by local humane society organizations.

Arlington Properties Cause for Paws: Humane Society Challenge, is designed to showcase the importance of pets and how they enrich our lives. The key initiative is a food and supply drive for the local humane society and acknowledging their efforts to care for animals before finding them a home. Throughout its 12-state footprint, Arlington apartment communities will host pet-related events, from the cutest pet contests to Yappy Hours for residents and their four-legged family members.

“Cause for Paws – Humane Society Challenge provides our team members and residents an excellent opportunity to be involved in a cause near and dear to everyone’s heart,” said Tammy Wyble, president of Arlington Properties, herself a dog lover. “So many of us at Arlington have pets as family members —what a huge void there would be without them.”

According to various apartment industry surveys, 70 to 90 percent of renters have a pet. “So, it makes sense for us to do something that impacts so many team members and residents in our communities.”

“Arlington Properties develops, builds, and manages apartment communities throughout the southeast and Midwest, and pet amenities are at the top of the list of what residents want. Our communities feature pet parks, spas, agility courses, dog walking areas, and events. We cater to people with pets.”

Arlington Properties, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is a leader in the acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of multifamily and mixed-use properties. Founded in 1969, the stability and longevity of the company’s associates creates satisfying long-term relationships with owners, residents, and investors. Arlington Properties has market experience throughout the US and effectively manages over 16,000 units in 12 states, and has developed or rehabilitated nearly 40,000 multifamily units since its formation.