Renting with Pets in Washington, DC—Where a Really Good Deal Can Be Ruff to Find

Renting with Pets in Washington, DC—Where a Really Good Deal Can Be Ruff to Find

More than half of American households own at least one companion animal, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. It goes without saying, dogs and cats are hands down the most popular: about every third household has one or more of these furballs on board.

Now, our nation’s capital is not among the most pet-friendly cities… What’s more, it is notorious for pricey pet deposits. Yet, he that seeks, finds—we identified quite a few pet-friendly apartments for rent in Washington, DC, and some of them don’t even charge extra.

On the hunt for a rental that welcomes a four-legged friend? You might want to scroll down and check out the selection we fetched together for you.

Naylor Gardens Apartments, Naylor Gardens, rents starting at $840

If you’re a cat person, this reasonably priced option might be of interest to you. Conveniently located in Southeast Washington, DC, Naylor Gardens offers one-bedroom apartments under $1,000 per month. You won’t have to pay pet rent or pet fee either. Meeeow!

Pet friendly apartments at Naylor Gardens Apartments in Washington DC

Riverbend, Greenway, rents starting at $870

As wicked as cats can be, landlords tend to prefer these furry little villains to dogs. This Greenway property however gives the green light to pups, as long as they don’t exceed 25 pounds. With rents ranging from $870 to $1,100, Riverbend is also relatively wallet-friendly for Southeast Washington, DC.

Pet friendly apartments at Riverbend  in Washington DC

Kennedy Row, Barney Circle, rents starting at $1790

Be it ever so hefty, dog is man’s best friend and the Kennedy Row community realizes this. Located in the Barney Circle neighborhood, it is still close to Downtown, but its major appeal is that the landlord keeps an open mind about the more corpulent breeds.  With a 200-pound upper limit, they’re okay with pretty much everything below the bear-hunting heavyweight division.

Pet friendly apartments at Kennedy Row in Washington DC

West End Residences, Northwest Washington, DC, rents starting at $2135

Fancy something closer to Downtown? The elegant West End Residences on 24th Street is just three corners from the George Washington University campus, and allows up to two pets. They also welcome pooches—with certain breed restrictions, though. Dog owners are charged $50 monthly, in addition to the $150 move-in pet fee.

Pet friendly apartments at West End Residences  in Washington DC

Haven’t found the place of your dreams? Browse more pet-friendly apartments for rent in Washington, DC on RENTCafé.

Balazs Szekely

Balazs Szekely

Balazs is a qualified journalist with a thing for real estate. This obsession comes in handy in his work as an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. When he’s not thrashing his keyboard, he takes pleasure in photography, aquascaping and all kinds of DIY projects. Feel free to get in touch with Balazs via email or Twitter.


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