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A List of Apartment-Friendly Pets for Those Who Want a Companion

A List of Apartment-Friendly Pets for Those Who Want a Companion

A List of Apartment-Friendly Pets for Those Who Want a Companion

Are you looking for a companion but do not want a roommate?  Pets are the perfect solution for those who are ready to take on a little extra responsibility in their life.  When you are living in our pet-friendly apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL, you will have the ability to bring your pet home to a welcoming community.  We even offer some pet-friendly amenities if you choose a pet that wants to enjoy the outdoors.  These are some of the most common pets that people get when they are living in apartments.

Small Dogs

Dogs make some of the best companions, as they can cuddle, play, and love you unconditionally.  For this reason, they are among one of the most popular pets people choose when they live in an apartment.  However, you will want to consider the size of the dog you choose, and always check with your apartment complex regulations.  Many complexes only allow dog breeds of specific sizes.


Because of their low maintenance and easygoing personalities, cats make great apartment pets.  They are also much quieter than dogs, which allow them to thrive in tight community living situations.  Cats also typically thrive in indoor situations, and they can be left alone for a few hours without needing attention.


For those looking to get a pet without many of the cleaning responsibilities, fish are a great option.  Fish tanks can be affordable or expensive, depending on the size and style you choose.  Some of the easiest pets to care for are fish simply because they only require weekly tank cleanings and daily food in their tank.  Fish are also great pets for those who work long hours at Florida Regional Hospital or who do not want as much responsibility but still want a pet.

Guinea Pigs and Hamsters

If you are a fan of the furry companions but do not want a large animal in your home, guinea pigs and hamsters are another alternative.  These furry friends are caged animals that only require a little bit of space in your apartment.  Their needs are much less than some of their other furry friends, which make them a great pet to keep in your small apartment.

Snakes and Lizards

For those who enjoy an exotic pet, you may want to consider snakes and lizards.   Because these animals only require a tank, food, and water to thrive, they don't take up much space in your apartment.  It is worth noting that these animals also typically require live animals to be fed on a routine basis.  

These are some of the best apartment-friendly pets that can thrive in even small homes.  When you are looking for a companion and you are not interested in getting a roommate, a pet might be the perfect solution for you.  Contact us to hear about our pet-friendly apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL today.

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