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Best Cat Breeds for Milwaukee Apartment Living

Russian Blue Cat Walking Around the Legs of Their OwnerUsually, when it comes to pets, cats are great for Milwaukee apartment life. Aside from being eager cuddlers, they are also quite & clean. However, there really are cat breeds that are more suited to apartment living than others. These are usually the social, lower-energy breeds that are good at bonding with people. Here are seven breeds ranked among the best suited for apartment life.

British Shorthair

This short-haired cat is a favorite because they are independent but still affectionate. While British Shorthairs enjoy playing, after they play, they are low-key and are good at entertaining themselves. Because they easily adapt to people and need very little grooming, they make excellent apartment pets.


Persian cats are quiet and fluffy! Beautiful and gentle, they prefer a long nap over rough play. Persians are about as mellow as it gets. They do well in apartments because they can thrive in small spaces.

Scottish Fold

With a good combination of affection & clinginess, the Scottish Folds are an excellent choice for apartment life. They are usually very relaxed and don’t get too excitable or startled. Scottish Folds are intelligent and adaptable. They like routines and tons of affection.


Ragdolls are one of the most popular cat breeds among those who like big, beautiful, and sociable furry friends. Similar to Persians, they have fluffy coats that need extra grooming. They also tend to have more energy than their other fluffy cousins. Ragdolls love their humans and will enjoy playing and snuggling with you.

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is a good choice if you are prone to allergies. These short-haired cats have fur that is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. There are also a number of reasons to choose Russian Blue as your apartment pet. They are curious, playful, and very loyal to their favorite person.

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is a great family cat. They are very low-maintenance cats and they love lots of naps. They get along well with people of all ages and other pets, too. All an American Shorthair needs is a perch by a window and your best back-scratching skills. They live long lives so they are great for those who want a furry companion for years.


Another breed with a long, silky coat, Birmans are the friendliest cats around. Birmans are harder to find but they make great apartment pets because they love playing and cuddling with their favorite people. Birmans also like napping and grooming themselves when they are not playing. They do need to make a bit of effort to keep all that hair looking great.

Are you in the market for a pet-friendly rental house? Check out our listings or give Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee a call at 262-309-6961 today!

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