Thinking about adding to the family or considering moving home to our McKinney apartments because of your precious pup and our pet-friendly policies? We would love to help you welcome your new four-legged bundle of joy. If you already own a precious dog or cat, come home to our community. We would love to have you. If you are considering a new pet (a dog in this case), consider the following breeds. They are known for easy temperament, ideal size, and are known to dwell well in an apartment:
Pugs are great dogs for someone who lives in an apartment because they are relatively small, highly affectionate, and are full of energy so they will happily go on walks with you as frequently as you will allow. While they may be energetic sometimes, they also have a lazy and loveable side that makes them want to snuggle and sleep near you (if snoring bothers you, this squished-face cutie may not be for you). Pugs like other animals so if you already have one or plan to get another in the future, this breed would be a good fit.
French Bulldogs or “Frenchies” are perfect apartment dogs. They are small—weighing in at only 20 pounds—and they are quiet and calm most of the time. Buy them a comfortable bed because they can be a tad lazy and like comfy places to lounge around. Frenchies are great with other pets and young children. This breed is known for being easy to train, but can often be stubborn. If you can’t commit to daily walks or time to spend with your Frenchie, they may not be the breed for you.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:
This breed weighs in as the smallest breed on our list—weighing in between 13-18 pounds. These precious pups love to be spoiled and shouldn’t be left alone for extended periods of time. Spaniels are known for their chasing which can be entertaining for children, but not the best for other pets. This breed is super friendly so prepare to be stopped several times during your evening walks to meet all of your neighbors. It is fine…they wouldn’t be able to resist this cute face anyway.
These breeds are great options for apartment living. They don’t need a lot of space. Each of these options require little exercise and don’t have to have a yard in order to be happy. Do your research about these breeds and others that prosper in an apartment setting before making your decision.
Don’t forget our community has a dog park! You can read more about our pet policies here.