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Jan 27, 2014 - Small apartment life with large pets can become a pain for you, your pets, and your landlord
Owning a dog or cat in the city is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Not only can small apartments and loud noises be stressful for humans, but animal anxiety can also be exacerbated by these external elements (and de-stressing for them isn’t as easy for them as getting a massage or happy hour). On top of this, pet messes and their manic outbursts can seem exponentially larger when compacted into an home that’s barely 500 square feet. Ahead, with the help of Erin McShane, owner of Manhattan’s new cat cafe and teahouse , we’ve rounded up a few tips and things to consider when it comes to making apartment living with dogs and cats comfortable for all—especially humans.
Apartment living may not seem ideal for pet owners, but don't be deterred — there are ways to make it work. Some cats, dogs and reptiles do well in smaller spaces.
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Another option is to create a “catio,” an enclosed cat patio that allows cats to venture outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Before building a catio, get permission from your apartment manager. Enclose the catio with secure gates and fencing so cats don’t jump off the balcony and injure themselves. You can also create a similar patio for small dogs. Some apartments allow pet doors so if you have an enclosed patio or yard area, this is another fun way for curious pets to safely explore the outdoors.Once you’ve found a small apartment that’s pet-friendly, pick your pet and enjoy the alternative pet lifestyle. For your consideration, here are 4 non-traditional pets that will thrive in small apartment life.So you say you want a Great Dane, but are currently living in a 600-square-foot apartment? Contrary to what all those Disney movies have taught us, some dreams just come true. Small with large pets can become a pain for you, your pets, your landlord. Because sure, you can get a golden retriever for your efficiency apartment, but don’t expect your breakables to remain intact for very long. If you’re set on apartment life that includes a pet, be sure you take steps to select the right pet for the small apartment life.For more tips for apartment life with pets, check out our post about ! Have some tips of your own about apartment life with small or unconventional animals? Check out ApartmentSearch on and and let us know what kind of apartment pets you like!If you’re looking for a relatively low-maintenance pet, think about getting a reptilian pal. Bearded dragons don’t need the play space that dogs require, and make great apartment pets. These lizards in particular can require special care, so make sure there is a veterinarian near you who knows how to treat exotic animals. Additionally, make sure you’re alright with handling a bearded dragon’s diet, which includes live insects. Other lizards that might make good pets for small apartment life include iguanas, geckos, and chameleons.One of the most difficult aspects of going off to college is leaving your pet behind. A few lucky students are able to take their pets with them, but for others it may not be an option. For instance, are often quite small– perhaps too small for even a mid-sized dog like a Labrador. It would be rather cruel to confine a boxer or a Lab to a small apartment, especially if there isn’t a dog park nearby. Also, many apartment complexes might not even allow dogs regardless of the size.