The Best Breeds for Small Spaces | Animal America Pet Resort

Living in a smaller apartment or condo is no reason that you can’t have the canine companion that you’ve always dreamed of!

Step one is to find a home that allows you to have a pet. Step two is to pick out a furry friend that will get along well even in a small space.

Let’s take a look at some breeds that are particularly well-suited to living in apartments or condos:

Basset Hounds

Basset Hounds are medium-sized dogs that are known for their charming, mournful eyes and patient personalities. These pups are loyal and strong and also mild and agreeable.

If you have a low-energy lifestyle or want to live in a smaller space with a low-key companion, the Basset Hound is a great choice!


Bulldogs are also low-key companions that get along very well in small spaces! These wrinkly rascals may look fearsome, but they’re very gentle and quiet and don’t need that much space or time outdoor aside from daily walks.

They also have a short coat that doesn’t shed much, making them the perfect low-maintenance furry-friend for urban apartment dwellers.


These tiny puppers are popular among apartment dwellers because of their small stature and affectionate personalities.

In spite of the common myths, Chihuahuas are not unhappy or high-strung—but they do need to be socialized and given lots of love from their humans.


Greyhounds may be known for being large but lanky and speedy, but these dogs love to laze about an apartment.

These laid-back pups are quiet while indoors and only require a comfy place to lounge while their humans are away. However, they can also keep up with active companions and are happy to go on outdoor adventures, too!

No matter what kind of furry friend you pick, we’ve got all the services you need to keep him or her expertly trained and exercised! Check our website for the full menu of Animal America Pet Resort services.