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Renting with Pets in Dallas—Southern Lifestyle that Will Stroke Your Doggie’s Back

Dallas, much like Washington, DC, is notorious for astronomical pet deposits and high pet rents; and on the top of it, the Big D is nowhere near the Capital when it comes to walkability. Still, Dallas proves to be quite the place for active families with pups. While most landlords ask a good price for it, at least the majority of them have more relaxed pet policies. In addition, Dallas offers a plethora of off-leash dog parks and dog-friendly hiking trails that invite you for a quick run or even a whole day out with your canine friend. Dog events also attract hundreds—in fact there are two just in April: Dog Bowl at Fair Park and the April Deep Ellum Pet Parade.

So yeah, Dallas seems to be the place to go, all you need is a place to stay, right? Luckily, we’ve been able to identify north of 200 pet-friendly apartments for rent in Dallas. What’s more, we even pinpointed a couple of the more interesting ones we’ve found, just to make your choice easier.

Cielo RanchRedbird, rents starting at $299 – Check availability

This is pretty much as affordable as it gets if you want to bring in your furry friends. Although there is a $500 deposit when you move in, with well-behaved pets you should have no problem getting that money back when you leave. There’s also no pet rent. The low price comes with the compromise of an outskirt location, but access to Downtown is quick and easy as the property is literally at the intersection of the area’s two major traffic arteries. Also, from malls to medical facilities you can find just about everything in the neighborhood.

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Virginia ManorEl Tivoli Place, rents starting at $540 – Check availability

If Cielo Ranch didn’t convince you, don’t give up just yet! Virginia Manor is a bit more expensive, but guess what? It is much closer to the city’s core and still on the affordable end. The initial expense for pet-owners is considerably lower and they don’t charge a monthly extra pet rent either. They prefer cats and small dogs of up to 25 pounds.

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Alta Design DistrictStemmons Corridor, rents starting at $1230 – Check availability

Moving closer to the epicenter of all the buzz that happens in Dallas, this property in the city’s Design District allows up to four pets. In other words, you’re free to bring a smaller petting zoo as long as you are willing to pay the corresponding fees, deposits and rents. Service animals assisting a handicapped person are of course allowed without charge.

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Glass House by WindsorUptown Dallas, rents starting at $1,705 – Check availability

The city center is no place to keep animals, one would think… But one would be very wrong! Just look at this community! Glass House by Windsor accepts up to two cats or dogs per apartment and the 100-pound weight limit means that the family’s favorite lab, or even a German shepherd is free to join in on the fun. Speaking of fun, the community has its very own, on-site dog park and a dog washing station.

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Post GalleryUptown Dallas, rents starting at $2,695 – Check availability

This uptown place is a truly upscale option for those who can’t live without their furry, feathery or finny sidekicks. The community embraces not only the usual four-legged army of cuteness—ornamental fish and caged birds are also welcome here. Pet deposits range from $500 up to $1,500 depending on number and mass, and a maximum of two companion animals are allowed with a combined weight of 80 pounds.

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If none of these really cuts it for you, make sure to skim through the rest of the pet-friendly apartments in Dallas on RentCafe.

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Balazs Szekely
Balazs Szekely is a qualified journalist with extensive experience as a real estate writer for several Yardi publications. He has covered a wide range of housing issues and real estate news as a creative writer for RENTCafé. Balazs holds a B.S. in Journalism. You can connect with Balazs via email.

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