Large Dogs Rock! Even Apartment Dwellers Can Adopt Larger Breed Dogs

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:45pm

In New York City’s parks, you’ll see pet parents walking dogs of all shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny to extra large. And, while it might be hard to imagine larger breed dogs residing in small apartments, the truth is that super-sized pups can live perfectly happy and healthy lives as city dwellers.

Pamela Barlow, a Behavior Counselor at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, says the key to cohabitating with a large dog in a small space is to provide your dog with plenty of exercise.

Now that spring is finally here, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors. Large dogs can make great running partners, and provide motivation to hit the trail regularly for a vigorous run or walk.

This spring, please consider adopting a large breed dog from your local shelter—even if your home is on the small end of the spectrum. Check out our slideshow below of adorable large dogs available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center, including the super-playful Romeo, sweetheart Baby, and the very friendly Ghost—just to name a few!

Not in NYC? Use our shelter finder to search for adoptable dogs near you.