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best apartment dogs

When it comes to the best dog breeds for apartments, we have to lead with a disclaimer: just about any breed – or a wonderful “Heinz 57” mutt from the pound – can make a great apartment dog, but there are certain breeds that, traditionally, do well in multifamily living environments. So here’s a list of some of the best apartment dogs if you’re considering adding a furry roommate to your apartment life.

happy dog

If you're living in a compact space with your furry friend, or you're considering adopting a dog while living in a little studio or one-bedroom place, here are some important tips for keeping dogs content in your apartment. Video is included!

moving with a dog

When it comes to dogs and moving, our pets feels the same stressors we do – and let’s face it: moving is notoriously stressful. All the shuffling around – strange smells, shifting furniture, a multitude of boxes – can make your pup feel discombobulated, despite the excitement of changing things up. Since many studies have shown that dogs help reduce our stress, if you’re moving with a dog, it’s imperative to show your furry family member the same courtesy. Here are some tips to keep your best friend calm.

dog friendly apartments

The good news is that increasingly, apartment complexes are beginning to understand the pivotal role pets play in their residents’ lives and are accommodating dog owners when it comes to their policies – even to the point of putting pet-centric amenities in place. That means finding dog friendly apartments is easier than ever. The bad news? There are often restrictions, caveats or fees. Here are a few things to think about when you’re searching for dog friendly apartments.

dog friends

Your dog makes it easy to meet new people in your apartment's neighborhood. All you have to do is commit to the process, and the rest will happen naturally. People love dogs, and dogs are an instant ice-breaker. Here's how to make dog friends in your community.

There are many ways you can show your dog you love him. From bacon-wrapped treats to some extra cheese in his bowl, and from that brand new toy to a new, warm blanket to keep him warm in the cold Durham winter months, you can also show Fido you love him by keeping him healthy and active. This could include daily walks around the neighborhood or trips to the dog park. In Durham, there are several off-leash dog parks that you and your dog can enjoy. Remember to register your dog, follow the rules and regulations, bring extra baggies and have fun. Here are a few of the best pet parks in and around Durham.

Some dogs, such as border collies and Jack Russell terriers, make great pets but require daily exercise to rid them of excessive energy. [find-an-apartment] If you live in an apartment community or have a small backyard, you may need to exercise your lively dog at a nearby dog park. Fortunately, dog parks are plentiful in Portland, a city known for its local culture and miles of green space. See below for our picks for the best in the area.

There are few things more frustrating than a pet owner who neglects to clean up. Not only is pet waste unsightly, it can also ruin a decent pair of shoes or stink up your car if you don't notice you've stepped in it.

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