I like to take Mojo for walks as often as possible. In our house, we do have a fenced in backyard, but I don't think that's quite the same as walks for him. He much prefers a stroll around the neighborhood to running around in the yard.
I know that a lot of renters don't have the luxury of a yard though, but still wish to have a pet. This is actually my first rental with a yard, and I got Mojo when I was in my last one. I did not have a yard then. I know for a fact that we went on way more walks when I didn't have a yard.
He probably wishes we could move back. I have to really make an effort now to walk him. It's so much easier to just let him out.
So, I think for him, it was a benefit to not have a yard. Or at least it wasn't bad. Plus, taking him for walks is good for my health! All this to say, if you want a dog, don't hold back just because you don't have a yard. Your dog will help you get exercise, & most likely they wont mind not having a yard 'cause they'll get to go out for walks with you all the time!
|With my parent's dog, Bailey|
Make sure you read up on breads when you're looking, there are some dogs that probably do require a yard to run in, but there are plenty who do not. Again, I think it's best to try not to delay "life" as much as possible even if you're renting. Your dog will love having a home with you & wont even know the difference :)
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