Figure 1: from ‘Home vs Apartment’, by Brittany Anas, October 4th, 2017,https://www.roomdock.com/blog/roommates/should-you-rent-an-apartment-or-a-room-in-a-private-home, by roomdock.com
Do you live in a Condominium, apartment or house? Do you live in the country or in the city? A lot of factors can determine what pets are best for which home environment. If you bring a pet home and your abode is to cramped then you will have an unhappy setting for you and your pet.
If you live in a condominium or an apartment, you may not want to get a high energy, high maintenance pet, like a Husky, Labrador or Shepherd; when you come home after a long day at work you may find your apartment destroyed. Low maintenance animals may be a better choice for you, like cats, pocket pets, some small breed dogs or birds. PetMD has a slideshow giving examples of the best kinds of pets for apartments or condominiums (Kramer, n.d). It tells you what dogs have the right temperaments for apartment living as well as cats, critters and pocket pet options available for you. Figure 2 also gives incite on the temperaments of pocket pets.
Figure 2: from ‘pocket pets’ by ( Secret life of pocket pets), October 18th, 2018, grandvalleyvet.com Copyright 2018, Grand Valley Hospital
For houses, because of the larger living area, you have more of a range of pets you can own, especially with dog breeds. Just remember that your home is not the only consideration you need to keep in mind when choosing your family companion. You need to take into consideration your work schedule and type of work you do. Do you travel a lot for work? Work 12 hour shifts? You can own a labrador and a shepherd without them going nuts in the confined space but you will still need to walk them 2-3 times per day. High energy pets need to be taken on long walks and not just let out in the backyard, to minimize their excess energy, so you may have to hire a dog walker if you cannot commit to a minimum of walks twice a day.
Figure 3: from ‘ 2 German Shepherds and 1 Labrador’, by Tanya Clark, January 16th 2018,http://totallydogtraining.com/german-shepherd-vs-labrador/, By Totally dog training
Keep all these considerations in mind before choosing your new fur family. Please comment below and give me your thoughts and opinions on my blog.
- Kramer d.(n.d.), Best Apartment for pets: what’s allowed, retrieved from:
- Grand valley Vet: Figure 2: from ‘pocket pets’ by ( Secret life of pets), October 18th, 2018, https://grandvalleyvet.com/newBlog/the-secret-life-of-pocket-pets/
- Room Dock.Com: Figure 1: from ‘Home vs Apartment’, by Brittany Anas, October 4th, 2017, by roomdock.com, https://www.roomdock.com/blog/roommates/should-you-rent-an-apartment-or-a-room-in-a-private-home
- Totally Dog Training:Figure 3: from ‘ 2 German Shepherds and 1 Labrador’, by Tanya Clark, January 16th 2018,http://totallydogtraining.com/german-shepherd-vs-labrador/, By Totally dog training