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I learned the hard way about puppy proofing when I adopted my dog Roxie. I had just moved into a new one-bedroom apartment, and I was on a mission to adopt a rescue pup. After a co-worker sent me a photo of a poor puppy who was abandoned on the side of the road, I knew I had to bring her home. Little did I know how much damage she would cause.

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Here at Apartment Guide, we know that renters absolutely adore their pets. In fact, apartment communities that welcome pets is a popular amenity on our website. But as we gradually shift into moving season, there’s something you should know: pet-friendly apartments are not the same thing as apartments that allow pets. Here’s the difference:

Your cat rules the roost. (We dare you to deny it!) What kind of roost have you prepared for your favorite pet? If lions are the Kings of the Jungle, then your apartment cat certainly deserves the royal treatment, the perfect perch from which to rule her kingdom with seeming disdain and that particular authority of the feline. Here are some tips to help you catify your crib, so your royal highness will be purring 24/7!

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Your puppy Lothario only has eyes for you! Check out a few gifts to shower on your furry Valentine.
Your puppy only has eyes for you! Check out a few gifts to shower on your furry Valentine.
By Steve Harper and Elizabeth Beasley If your favorite Valentine would prefer a rawhide chew over romance, you are not alone. Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that one in five Americans planned on buying Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets and estimated the spending to near $815 million. That’s something to purr about if you are in the business of selling pet gifts! If you find yourself on the buying side of that equation, read on to check out a gift that’s cool for the cat or dog in your life this year.

Top Holiday Pet Hazards

Keep your furry friend safe this holiday season by pet-proofing your home from certain holiday foods and decorations.
Keep man's best friend safe this holiday season by pet-proofing your home from certain holiday decorations and food.
The holiday season is a festive time to share with friends and family, but it can also pose a number of hazards for other members of your family—your beloved pets. We only want the best for our furry friends, and taking a few preventive measures can ensure your dog or cat doesn’t get sick.   Winter Plants Poinsettias are beautiful, festive plants used to decorate your home during the holidays. Although poinsettias are usually hyped as a poisonous plant, they are mildly toxic to animals. The following holiday plants are the ones you really need to watch for.

Dog People vs. Cat People: Is There Really a Difference?

cat people vs dog people personalitiesDo you consider yourself a dog person or a cat person? Depending on your pet preference, a lot can be revealed about your own personality. It’s been said that the animal you identify with the most tends to align with your own characteristics.

Pet owner stereotypes are fairly prevalent throughout society. Surely you've heard the myth of the crazy cat lady. She sits on her couch in a bathrobe day after day eating Pringles, surrounded by at least four of her closest feline friends: Molly, Daisy, Sadie and Chloe.

Or maybe you’re more familiar with man’s best friend. Most likely he’s a Labrador Retriever that goes by the name of Max or Buddy. And every day he gleefully hops into the crumb littered SUV with his active family of two caring parents and three rambunctious kids, eager for yet another 15 minute road trip to the other side of town.