After a long day at work, there is nothing better than going home and being greeted by your loyal and loving pet. However, it may take more planning when deciding to become a pet owner if you live in an apartment. The Atlantic’s beautiful Delray Beach apartments are happy to accommodate pets, but here are a few things to consider first:
Owning a pet is known to have many health benefits. According to the CDC, pets can decrease negative effects of stress, like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. At the same time, having a pet can help decrease feelings of loneliness, while increasing opportunities for exercise and socializing.
The Atlantic at East Delray has an enclosed Paw Park for you and your furry friend to play a game of fetch or just take a leisurely stroll. Your pup will make friends while you get to know your fellow residents.
Not all dog breeds adjust well to apartment living. The American Kennel Club suggests smaller breeds for apartment residents, such as toy Poodles, Shih Tzus, or Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. These breeds do not tend to shed a lot, are relatively quiet, and don’t mind spending most of their time indoors – perfect traits for apartment living!
Although The Atlantic at East Delray does not have weight limits for pets, there are breed restrictions. For a full list of restricted breeds, please read our pet policy.
Keep your dog happy and healthy in an apartment setting by making a few adjustments. Making training a priority can help to set expectations and house rules for your dog. Be sure to create a daily routine around food and walks. This will help regulate when your pup needs to relieve itself. It’s a plus if you can enlist a neighbor to take your dog out while you’re at work.
Cats are another great option for an apartment pet. These animals are known to generally be low-maintenance and mostly self-sufficient. However, some breeds can be better suited to your lifestyle than others. A few recommended breeds for apartment living include Siamese, Ragdoll, and Maine Coon. Check out this breed selector to help find your perfect kitty companion!
If a feline becomes bored, it can easily lead to negative behaviors like waking owners up in the middle of the night or becoming aggressive. For an indoor cat to thrive in a relatively smaller space than that of a traditional home, it is important to set up your apartment in a way that will keep it entertained.
Cat owners do not have to do much to make their apartment feline-friendly. Cats have some of the same predatory instincts as their “big cat” relatives that live in the wild. This means that cats need high places to perch and watch. Use cat trees or even strategically placed shelves along the wall for your cat to climb on. Make sure that there is a window sill for your cat to lounge on and watch the birds fly by. Give cats something to scratch on in every room so that they do not ruin your furniture.
The Atlantic at East Delray welcomes you and your pets to our luxury apartment homes. Please note that residents are limited to two indoor pets per apartment, and non-refundable fees and pet rent are involved. Please see our pet policy for more details.