Choosing an Apartment-Friendly Dog

October 19, 2012

MRG apartment communities have pet-friendly policies but not all pets – and in particular, dogs – are apartment-friendly.  If you are in the market for a pup that will make an ideal apartment roommate for you, here are a few things to consider:

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  • Choose from breeds that aren’t known to be “barkers.”  Your neighbors will thank you!
  • Stay away from high-energy breeds that need space to run to burn off that energy.
  • Consider an older, house-trained dog.
  • Make sure your apartment is safe for your pet, for example, that balconies are safely enclosed, etc.
  • Have plenty of toys available to entertain your four-legged friend while you are away.
  • Exercise is important no matter what breed you choose.  Plan for two walks per day plus additional bathroom breaks.

Check with your apartment manager for specific rules – like maximum size, etc.

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