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Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy in Small Spaces

Tenant Playing with Her Cat and Dog in a Small NampaYou know space matters if you’re a pet parent living in a small Nampa rental home. It might be challenging to find enough room for your furry friend to run and play, let alone store their supplies. However, with a bit of creativity and some helpful tips, you can keep your pet happy and healthy in even the smallest of spaces! This blog post will talk about how to make the most out of your small living situation regarding pets.

Give your pet plenty of outside time.

Suppose you have a yard, that’s great! Ensure that your pet spends some quality time out there. If not, attempt to take your pet for walks around the block or to a nearby park. Dog parks are also appropriate locations to allow your dog room to run and enjoy time socializing. Getting some fresh air and exercise will do wonders for their health and happiness – and yours!

Make time for playtime.

A bored pet is bound to cause problems, so it’s imperative to keep their minds active. What your pet needs more than anything is to have a good time playing with you! This is particularly significant if your pet doesn’t have much room to run around indoors or if your pet is smart. Clever pets tend to get bored more easily. But regardless of what type of pet you possess, you can keep your pet healthy and active by playing engaging, active games.

Invest in a good scratching post and indoor toys.

If your pet is going to be investing most of their time indoors, it’s vital to give them a lot of ways to stay entertained. A good scratching post will assist with keeping cats’ claws healthy and give them something to scratch besides your furniture! Cats may also appreciate spots to climb and explore, mainly close to a window. For dogs, indoor toys like puzzle feeders and Kongs can also help keep their minds active and lessen the boredom.

Train your pet early on.

A well-trained pet is bound to be well-behaved and less inclined to cause damage to your rental home. If you have another puppy or kitten, begin training them as soon as possible on activities such as potty training, chewing, and scratching. It’s also a good idea to furnish your pet with a relaxing sleeping area all their own and train them to go to it on command. This can help keep them out from underfoot when coming in, going out the door, or having guests.

Give your pet plenty of love and attention.

This one goes without saying, but it’s the most critical thing you can do for your pet! Irrespective of how big or small your living space is, lend your furry friend plenty of love and support. They’ll return the favor by being loyal and loving companions. They’ll also be happier and healthier for it!


While it is possible to keep a pet happy and healthy in a small home, another option would be to trade up for something a bit bigger. Call our office to speak with one of our Nampa property managers if you’re ready for more space for both you and your pet. We can help you find the right-sized rental home you and your pet will love.

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