How to Pick the Perfect Apartment Pet

There are many types of apartment pets to choose from when deciding to adopt.

Companion, faithful friend, fur baby, people have many different ways to describe their pets. If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your home but that home is an apartment, it can be hard to decide what the best pet choice is. Owning a pet can have many physical, mental, and emotional benefits.  Many people love the companionship of a dog, but many dogs are not suited to living in an apartment. There are many other pets to choose from when deciding what to adopt, and yes, there are even some dogs (depending on the size of your space) that do well in apartments as well. Read on for some tips about choosing the best pet to adopt to fit your apartment lifestyle. 

Think About The Type Of Pet

Start by thinking about what you (or your family members) want from your pet. If you want a pet to snuggle, a fish won’t cut it (neither will most snakes). If you want a pet that can sit on your lap, cats and small dogs are obvious choices, but a bunny might also be an interesting choice. If you won’t be home for long stretches at a time, a puppy is a poor choice, but cats can be pretty self-sufficient and hamsters are self-contained.   If you want a pet to provide background noise, consider a bird (but also please be considerate of your neighbors). Make sure that you check the rules for your apartment complex and your lease as well to see what types of pets are allowed (rats can be great pets, but many places don’t allow them).  

Consider Additional Costs for Your Pet

Having a pet is a big responsibility, which you probably heard from your parents every time you asked for a puppy or a pony as a kid. There are considerable costs. In addition to the obvious costs of buying or adopting your pet (there will likely be fees), you also have to budget for food, grooming, vet services, flea treatments, toys, and unexpected emergencies. Finally, apartments that allow pets almost always have an additional fee for the pet in the form of monthly rent and a deposit. Make sure you know what these costs are before you rush into buying a pet. 

Adopt a Pet When Possible

Before rushing online to find a breeder, visit some local shelters and see which types of pets they have available. This can be a good way to get some hands-on experience with the animal, especially if you’ve never had one before. Adopting is also a great way to help animals and adopted pets make some of the best fur babies.

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