Best Indoor Dogs for Homebodies

American Hairless Terrier

American Hairless Terriers are low-maintenance indoor dogs. They need sun protection and doggy sweaters for cold weather. Hypoallergenic and perfect for allergy sufferers.

Basset Hound

Loyal and lazy, basset hounds are indoor couch potatoes. Daily walks required, but they love snoozing. Perfect for low-key lifestyles.


Bulldogs need moderate exercise due to their short snouts. Avoid rigorous activity and hot weather. They're happy being couch buddies with you!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a versatile companion, adapting to your lifestyle. Whether playing outdoors or cuddling indoors, they're perfect for homebodies.


Chihuahuas are examples of dogs who can thrive in apartments and smaller spaces simply because of their size. A run down the hall or playtime in the bedroom is enough exercise for one day.

Chow Chow

Chow Chows: devoted, independent, and gentle. These fluffy companions don't require intense exercise or socialization with others.

Coton De Tulear

Coton de Tulears: playful, outgoing, and silky soft. These funny companions thrive indoors and enjoy plenty of toys for entertainment.

French Bulldog

French Bulldogs: adaptable, city-friendly, low-maintenance. They don't bark much and prefer indoor playtime over outdoor exercise.

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphunds: Active, homebody dogs needing companionship. They thrive on walks and playdates but require dedicated time and attention.

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chins: Quiet, indoor-loving companions. Enjoy walks but prefer indoor playtime. Dignified and devoted to their humans.


Maltese: Dignified, adaptable companions. Calm and quiet. Content with indoor lounging. Perfect for various lifestyles.


Pugs: Popular city dogs. Adaptable and affectionate. Moderate exercise to prevent overheating. Perfect for urban lifestyles.