Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living

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Over time, dogs are reportedly more stinky than cats by a 2 to 1 ratio. And yet, the age-old personality question persists: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Beyond personality, we wanted to look at the many other considerations of pet ownership that are important for apartment living. How much space does your pet need? How much care and walking will it require? Is it stinky? How much does it poop?

We set out to find statistics and data to answer these questions so you can find the best pet to suit your apartment life. Here’s what we found:

Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living
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Educating people on the best pets for smaller spaces will hopefully reduce the number of pets turned over to shelters because owners were not well informed.


  1. Just thought you should know the feeding info on rabbits is incorrect as we have to have hay on tap to constantly graze on to keep our tummies healthy and wear our teeth down,xx Speedy
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  2. I love this graphic – especially the “stinkiness” info. The stinkiest pet I ever had was a hedgehog. Wow – he was horrible!

  3. I love apartment living! If I”m not going for a walk, I’m having fun in my fenced in back yard!
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  4. Zena says:

    Fascinating info. I like my garden so I can have the automatic door (operated by Mum) opened whenever I stand by it.

  5. That is such a fascinating infographic! The poop chart was especillay interesting )and made us LOL)!

  6. Good information! Too many people don’t think about the size of their home when considering pets!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  7. Wow, those are some very cool graphics on the subject of pets! Thanks for sharing. Not surprised about Denver’s ranking of rescued dogs.
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  8. Lots of helpful info

  9. That poop chart…OMD!!

  10. very interesting.
    that poop chart is what keeps us from getting a large dog. BOL
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  11. Rachel says:

    That’s a great graphic and info!

  12. BOL!!! This is awesome!! My favorite was the poop chart and the stinky chart!!!
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  13. Some pretty interesting stuff. I had to laugh at your Poop chart. I used to have a Great Dane (while living in an apartment) and now I have a Maine Coon (just one of seven cats). Oh, my…. LOL!
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    • Dakota says:

      I didn’t make the chart, but I can’t imagine having a Great Dane in an apartment! OMG!

  14. Grace says:

    This is really helpful. Some really cool graphics that is actually really helpful.

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