Best Pets for Your San Diego Home

If you’re thinking about adopting a new furry family member, you should always take into account the amount of space you have for your new addition.

San Diego has beautiful beaches, and some, like San Elijo State Beach allow dogs; but if having a dog won’t work for your space, fear not! Finding a furry friend to share your space, however large or small your space may be, is easy, and we’ve got a great guide for you.

If you’re living in a small place there are some great pets you can add to your family. Hamsters, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and geckos are fantastic pets that don’t take up much space. Aquarium fish are another great small space option, and will add a nice ambiance to your space. If you’re more adventurous, a snake, tarantula, frog, or crab could make for a fantastic pet as well.

Apartment living doesn’t mean you can’t have a cuddly friend to come home to! Cats are ideal apartment pets because they do well in any size home. Cats are also clean, and are perfectly fine to be left alone during the day while you’re at work. Small low-maintenance dogs are also great for apartments. Breeds like Pugs, Boston Terriers, and French Bulldogs are apartment friendly. If you like larger dogs, Bulldogs, Great Danes, and Greyhounds make great apartment pets because they like to lounge, and require minimal grooming.

If you have a house with a small yard, you can of course have a cat or dog, but when you have a yard, you have the option to adopt a more active dog who will enjoy the fun of running around in the yard. If you are into more exotic pets, you could get a pig, some chickens, or even a skunk (with the scent glands removed, of course).

Houses with large yard offer the most options when it comes to selecting a pet. Dog breeds like Collies, Retrievers, Newfoundlands, and Irish Setters are fantastic outdoor dogs. You could also try something more adventurous like a pygmy goat, mini-horse, or a fox.

Many of us enjoy the company of a pet, and no matter the size of your San Diego home, you can find one that’s perfect for you!

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