Bringing home a new pet whether a puppy or kitten is a very exciting adventure, but it is important to remember this is a big decision and you should prepare for the big event in advance. Fortunately, our North Atlanta apartments allow both cats and dogs, but breed and size restrictions apply so be sure to contact the office to make the proper adjustments to your lease and learn more about the exact restrictions.
If you are choosing a cat because they are low maintenance, remember that kittens are still playful and energetic. You may consider adopting an adult cat from local shelters like Furkids or GoodMews. Luckily, cats are fairly standard in size no matter the breed you choose.
If you are bringing home a new puppy (or dog), you’ll need to do extensive research about the best dogs for apartment living (English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzu, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Pugs are just a few of our favorite breeds suitable for apartment living). Some breeds require more maintenance, training, exercise, and attention. Be sure to know what temperament you’ll be signing up for as well.
Now that you have cleared it with our leasing office, it is time to “pet-proof” your apartment before your new four-legged friend makes their big debut. Take these precautions to ensure coming home to your apartment and learning how to live together is a relative breeze:
You can always choose to ignore these tips and just keep the door(s) closed to any of the extra rooms and only keep your living and kitchen area puppy-proof. Our final piece of advice is simply a reminder that pets don’t save all their mischief for when you’re away, so of course these are important things to remember when you’re at home too.