Dog Lover or Cat Fancier? 8 Questions to Reveal Your Pet Preference

August 17, 2017

Tips to Choose Between Cat and DogAre you ready to give a special dog or cat a forever home in your Springs luxury apartment? You can't go wrong either way, but your personality is more likely suited for one or the other.

Answer these questions to find out whether you're more compatible with a dog or a cat.

1. Homebody or Social Butterfly?

While cats have a well-earned reputation as divas, they're actually low-maintenance while dogs require exercise and more interactive care. If you spend a lot of time away from home, a cat is your best bet.

2. Physically Active or Couch Potato?

Even if you're home most of the time, a dog isn't a good choice if the most strenuous exercise you get is clicking the remote control. Dogs are ideal companions for runners, campers and other outdoor lovers.

The onsite leash-free dog parks at our Springs luxury apartment communities are a great place to meet and socialize with other pets and their humans.

3. Kids at Home?

Most kids adore pets, but some may be uncomfortable around more rambunctious dog breeds. A cat or small dog may be a better choice, especially if your kids are at the toddler stage.

4. Are You a Neat Freak?

Cats themselves tend to be neat freaks, even when it comes to their litter box, so they're less likely to disrupt your tidy home. On the other hand, dogs can be messy, such as when they chew on your shoes or have an "accident."

One exception with cats is that their claws can carve up furniture, so make sure you provide yours with a scratching post.

5. What Is Your Tolerance for Grooming?

Fastidious felines are self-grooming, so they require little more than an occasional brushing. Dogs need regular bathing and brushing, more often if they are long-haired, which can be a strain for people with little patience.

Dog grooming sessions are less stressful when you use the convenient pet spa areas at our Springs luxury apartment communities.

6. What Is Your Budget?

When it comes to food and medical care, it's pretty much a draw between dogs and cats. The biggest difference is that it can be difficult to find dog care if you go out of town, so you may end up having to pay for a kennel service.

Whether you choose a dog or a cat, both are equally welcome at our Springs luxury apartment communities, where our liberal pet policy even includes many large dog breeds. Talk to a member of our onsite management team if you have any questions.New Call-to-action

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