Looking for a 4-legged friend to share an apartment with you? These breeds have many of the traits suitable for apartment life. Remember that every animal has a unique personality and breeds don’t guarantee a perfect fit, but these pooches and kitties are among the top recommended breeds for apartment renters.
Yes, they are big and they are fast. But greyhounds are loving companions that like curling up on the couch with their owners, according to the American Kennel Club. Just remember they do require plenty of exercise, so be prepared for trips to the local dog run daily.
The Shih Tzu’s sole purpose is to be a companion. Its small size and minimal exercise requirements make the Shih Tzu perfect for apartment living, according to the AKC. Their long coats need daily brushing.
The British shorthair is generally mellow and has a moderate activity level, according to CatTime.com. They are energetic when they are kittens, but tend to settle down by the time they reach a year old.