Must Haves
Dog Bed
Even when you have limited space, there are some items you need to make room for, no matter what. A quality, comfortable dog bed is one such item.
Best Dog Bed
Best Dog Bed
PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed, Orthopedic Memory Foam, Multiple Sizes/Colors, Medium Firmness Pillow, Waterproof Liner, YKK Zippers, Breathable 35% Cotton Cover, Cert. Skin Safe, 3yr Warranty
PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed, Orthopedic Memory Foam, Multiple Sizes/Colors, Medium Firmness Pillow, Waterproof Liner, YKK Zippers, Breathable 35% Cotton Cover, Cert. Skin Safe, 3yr Warranty
PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed, Orthopedic Memory Foam, Multiple Sizes/Colors, Medium Firmness Pillow, Waterproof Liner, YKK Zippers, Breathable 35% Cotton Cover, Cert. Skin Safe, 3yr Warranty
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PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed, Orthopedic Memory Foam, Multiple Sizes/Colors, Medium Firmness Pillow, Waterproof Liner, YKK Zippers, Breathable 35% Cotton Cover, Cert. Skin Safe, 3yr Warranty
Puzzle Toys
Without a yard to explore, apartment dogs have more of a tendency to get bored, which can lead to behavioral issues. One way to provide mental stimulation is with puzzle toys that keep the canine brain engaged.
Best Puzzle Toy
Best Puzzle Toy
Outward Hound 67333 Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Interactive Puzzle Game Toy for Dogs, Blue
Outward Hound 67333 Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Interactive Puzzle Game Toy for Dogs, Blue
Outward Hound 67333 Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Interactive Puzzle Game Toy for Dogs, Blue
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Outward Hound 67333 Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Interactive Puzzle Game Toy for Dogs, Blue
Bully Sticks
Bully sticks are another boredom-buster, fulfilling your dog's natural urge to chew. This has the added bonus of making your companion less likely to chew items that are off-limits. Be sure to supervise your dog when he’s chewing on a bully stick.
Best Bully Sticks
Best Bully Sticks
Pawstruck 12″ Braided Bully Sticks for Dogs – Natural Bulk Dog Dental Treats & Healthy Chews, Chemical Free, 12 inch Best Low Odor Pizzle Stix (5 Stick(s))
Pawstruck 12" Braided Bully Sticks for Dogs - Natural Bulk Dog Dental Treats & Healthy Chews, Chemical Free, 12 inch Best Low Odor Pizzle Stix (5 Stick(s))
Pawstruck 12" Braided Bully Sticks for Dogs - Natural Bulk Dog Dental Treats & Healthy Chews, Chemical Free, 12 inch Best Low Odor Pizzle Stix (5 Stick(s))
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Pawstruck 12″ Braided Bully Sticks for Dogs – Natural Bulk Dog Dental Treats & Healthy Chews, Chemical Free, 12 inch Best Low Odor Pizzle Stix (5 Stick(s))
Raised Bowls
A decent set of raised bowls helps you keep a small, designated feeding area for your dog, rather than having bowls strewn all over the place. This is especially important when space is at a premium.
Best Raised Bowls
Best Raised Bowls
FOREYY Raised Pet Bowls for Medium and Large Dogs, Bamboo Elevated Dog Cat Food and Water Bowls Stand Feeder with 2 Stainless Steel Bowls and Anti Slip Feet (New 10” Tall)
FOREYY Raised Pet Bowls for Medium and Large Dogs, Bamboo Elevated Dog Cat Food and Water Bowls Stand Feeder with 2 Stainless Steel Bowls and Anti Slip Feet (New 10'' Tall)
FOREYY Raised Pet Bowls for Medium and Large Dogs, Bamboo Elevated Dog Cat Food and Water Bowls Stand Feeder with 2 Stainless Steel Bowls and Anti Slip Feet (New 10'' Tall)
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FOREYY Raised Pet Bowls for Medium and Large Dogs, Bamboo Elevated Dog Cat Food and Water Bowls Stand Feeder with 2 Stainless Steel Bowls and Anti Slip Feet (New 10” Tall)
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Nice to Have
Deshedding Dog Brush
Most dogs shed. There's nothing you can do to change this, but you can use a deshedding tool to remove loose fur before it drops all over your apartment. In a smaller space, shedded fur is more noticeable, so a deshedding brush is a lifesaver.
Best Deshedding Dog Brush
Best Deshedding Dog Brush
Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Large Dogs – Long Hair
Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Large Dogs – Long Hair
Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Large Dogs – Long Hair
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Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Large Dogs – Long Hair
Food Storage Container
If you lack storage space in your apartment, a dog food storage container will help you safely and securely store your dog's dry food, rather than leaving it out in the bag where it will look messy, and your dog might raid it.
Best Dog Food Storage Container
Best Dog Food Storage Container
Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 50 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 50 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 50 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
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Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 50 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
Dog Nail Grinder
When you rent an apartment with hardwood or laminate flooring, keeping your dog's nails short with a nail grinder will prevent scratching and might save you your security deposit.
Best Dog Nail Grinder
Best Dog Nail Grinder
Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool, Safely & Humanely Trim Pet & Dog Nails
Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool, Safely & Humanely Trim Pet & Dog Nails
Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool, Safely & Humanely Trim Pet & Dog Nails
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Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool, Safely & Humanely Trim Pet & Dog Nails
Dog Gate
There may be times when you want to restrict your dog’s access to certain areas. A dog gate allows you to do so without shutting doors on your dog, which may cause distress.
Best Dog Gate
Best Dog Gate
Internet’s Best Traditional Dog Gate – 3 Panel – 24 Inch Step Over Fence – Free Standing Folding Z Shape Indoor Doorway Hall Stairs Pet Puppy Gate – Fully Assembled – Espresso – MDF
Internet's Best Traditional Dog Gate - 3 Panel - 24 Inch Step Over Fence - Free Standing Folding Z Shape Indoor Doorway Hall Stairs Pet Puppy Gate - Fully Assembled - Espresso - MDF
Internet's Best Traditional Dog Gate - 3 Panel - 24 Inch Step Over Fence - Free Standing Folding Z Shape Indoor Doorway Hall Stairs Pet Puppy Gate - Fully Assembled - Espresso - MDF
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Internet’s Best Traditional Dog Gate – 3 Panel – 24 Inch Step Over Fence – Free Standing Folding Z Shape Indoor Doorway Hall Stairs Pet Puppy Gate – Fully Assembled – Espresso – MDF
Splurges
Dog Camera
If you're worried your dog might get bored or into trouble in an apartment when you're not home, a dog camera lets you keep an eye out when you're not around.
Best Dog Camera
Best Dog Camera
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen)
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen)
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen)
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Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen)
Dog Pee Pads
Ideally, apartment-dwelling dogs should have enough pee breaks outside that they don't need to pee indoors, but you may want to use pee pads for emergency use in the middle of the night or in extremely poor weather.
Best Dog Pee Pads
Best Dog Pee Pads
Pet Parents Washable Dog Pee Pads (2pack) of (41×41) Premium Pee Pads for Dogs, Waterproof Whelping Pads, Reusable Dog Training Pads, Quality Travel Pet Pee Pads. Modern Puppy Pads! (1 Tan & 1 Grey)
Pet Parents Washable Dog Pee Pads (2pack) of (41x41) Premium Pee Pads for Dogs, Waterproof Whelping Pads, Reusable Dog Training Pads, Quality Travel Pet Pee Pads. Modern Puppy Pads! (1 Tan & 1 Grey)
Pet Parents Washable Dog Pee Pads (2pack) of (41x41) Premium Pee Pads for Dogs, Waterproof Whelping Pads, Reusable Dog Training Pads, Quality Travel Pet Pee Pads. Modern Puppy Pads! (1 Tan & 1 Grey)
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Pet Parents Washable Dog Pee Pads (2pack) of (41×41) Premium Pee Pads for Dogs, Waterproof Whelping Pads, Reusable Dog Training Pads, Quality Travel Pet Pee Pads. Modern Puppy Pads! (1 Tan & 1 Grey)
Dog Shower Attachment
You might not have an outdoor space in which to bathe your dog, but you can wash your canine companion in your bath with the help of a doggy shower attachment.
Best Dog Shower Attachment
Best Dog Shower Attachment
Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Shower Sprayer Attachment, 13″, for Fast and Easy at Home Dog Cleaning, Blue/Grey
Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Shower Sprayer Attachment, 13", for Fast and Easy at Home Dog Cleaning, Blue/Grey
Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Shower Sprayer Attachment, 13", for Fast and Easy at Home Dog Cleaning, Blue/Grey
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Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Shower Sprayer Attachment, 13″, for Fast and Easy at Home Dog Cleaning, Blue/Grey
Pet Urine Detector
If you're hoping to limit stains and damage to your apartment, you'll need to make sure you get any urine out of carpets and soft furnishings. A pet urine detector helps you find suspect stains so you can start scrubbing.
Best Pet Urine Detector
Best Pet Urine Detector
TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries
TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries
TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries
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TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries

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