Though many assisted living facilities enforce weight or size restrictions, that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect pint-sized puppy pal. Many small dogs feel at home in an apartment and will make great sidekicks as long as they get short walks and plenty of love. Here are some of the best small dog breeds to consider when looking for your assisted-living buddy.
Pugs are known as adaptable, charming, and eager to please — affectionate and playful without requiring a lot of exercise to maintain their health. They are small, so they generally meet the size requirements of assisted living communities. They can be a bit mischievous, and they tend to shed quite a bit, especially in warmer climates.