Posts Tagged: pets

Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment
Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. For some people, apartment life might not quite feel complete without a pet. That said, the responsibilities involved in pet ownership can be daunting – and that’s before you factor in the many…
Thinking of Breaking Your Landlord’s Pet Policy?
Thinking of Breaking Your Landlord’s Pet Policy?

Thinking of Breaking Your Landlord’s Pet Policy?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is a cute little kitty or puppy on the top of your wish list this year, but you are not sure if your landlord  allows pets?  Are you thinking of sneaking in that little furry friend anyway, and taking your chances?  You may feel it’s a worthwhile gamble, but bringing a pet into your apartment…
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You and your pet made it! You both survived the drive, and now all that’s left is to get him settled into his new home. Here are some tips to help that process go as smoothly as possible. (For more advice, check out our other posts on introducing a new pet to your apartment). Assign him…
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have a pet, chances are, you can’t imagine living without him. However, you’re probably also very nervous about how he’ll handle moving to a new home. Having moved across the country with a cat of my own, I gained some valuable knowledge on this topic. Here are some tips and a list of…
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re living by yourself for the first time, the newly discovered freedom and privacy is great! (Hello, not having to share a bathroom with a roommate!) But even the most introverted person will find themselves feeling lonely after a month or two, particularly if you’re still on a budget and can’t afford to go…
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first place is a GREAT excuse to get a new pet…but are you really ready? Instead of going for an animal that requires significant time and effort to care for, consider choosing one of these easy, unique apartment pets to fulfill your need for a friend while being fair to both you…
Apartment-Training Your Puppy
Apartment-Training Your Puppy

Apartment-Training Your Puppy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a great time to consider owning a pet. There are lots of pros and cons and expenses, explored here and here, but if you’re ready for a puppy, you will have to quickly learn how to apartment-train it and avoid costly messes! As I’ve said before, I love having…
Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat
Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat

Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was just barely settled into my first apartment and I found myself already filling out an adoption application for a new cat. Nobody in my family is surprised by this. The fact that I went three months living without a pet is shocking. But how did I manage to give my cat the space…
Hosting Four-Legged Guests
Hosting Four-Legged Guests

Hosting Four-Legged Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate/boyfriend Matt and I have two amazing dogs! Having them in our place makes it feel more like home, they are fun to be around, and they ensure that we spend time outside every day walking and playing with them. Well, this weekend, we are also hosting my parents’ two dogs! As you can…