Love animals but live in a closet? Don’t fret, there are actually some pups that do well with an apartment life style.
New York City is a surprisingly pet friendly city for those of you looking to add a furry friend to your life. Although animals need a fair amount of space to roam around while you’re at work, these eight pets could work well with a small space and a few daily walks! With all the parks and river paths around the city, it should be no problem getting out there with your new found friend.
French bulldogs are the perfect apartment pet because of their small size and because they hardly bark. Frenchies have a good amount of energy though so just because they are small doesn’t mean they don’t need a lot of attention. These little guys shed so make sure you have a decent vacuum on hand.
Everyone’s favorite wiener dog makes a great apartment pal due to their small size. The short haired breed sheds less than their long and wired haired brothers and sisters. Dachshunds are traditionally hunting dogs which means they have a lot of energy and since they are stubborn they can sometimes be hard to train. If you have the time and the patience for them though, their size makes them a great potential apartment pet.
Bulldogs are beautifully lazy creatures who are infamous for sometimes even refusing to go on walks. A calm dog for a clam person but beware, they are shedders.
Poodles are highly intelligent dogs which make them easy to train. Being hypoallergenic makes poodles a great breed because they shed lightly. However, they are high maintenance animals so be prepared to take quite a few trips to the groomer.
This one might come as a shock but Greyhounds are actually a great apartment dog for those of you looking for a larger animal. Although they have a lot of energy and like to run, they do well in small spaces and shed very mildly. Inside the house, a greyhound is a great ol’ couch potato.
Boston Terriers are great apartment pets because of their small size and tendency not to bark. They are easily trainable dogs and don’t require too many walks during the day. They are also cuddle bugs so expect a lot of love and affection when you walk in the door!
These fluff balls are small, full of love and don’t bark that much. These highly intelligent dogs are easy to train making them great for homes. They’re also easy to groom although they do shed quite a lot.
Who needs a designer pup when there are so many good boys and girls at shelters all over New York? If you don’t have the space or the time to commit to a dog full time, you can always head to a shelter to help out with walks as a volunteer.
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