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Renting with Pets in San Francisco—These Pet-Friendly Apartments are the Cat’s Meow!

Generally, the culture in the Bay Area is very pet-friendly. The city is studded with places to visit and things to see: you and your pup will certainly adore the Golden Gate Recreational Area where you can meander down trails, play in open fields, walk through the forest or just enjoy the beach. The city is also sure to keep both of you in shape with its steep hills. However, finding pet-friendly apartments for rent in San Francisco can be tough if you don’t know where to look

Here at RentCafe, we know that pet-owners need affordable and comfortable homes in San Francisco just as much as anyone else. That is why our website offers more than 200 pet-friendly apartment communities to choose from in the city! Here are 5 awesome options that will welcome you and your pet(s):

645 Stockton Apartments and SuitesDowntown San Francisco – rents starting at $4,800

This classic San Francisco building is full of character and charm and they also have no problem with your furry buddies hanging around. The only limitations are that the animals cannot be over 40 pounds, and cannot be an aggressive breed.  Downtown San Francisco is a stirring urban environment full of sights and sounds that will excite and delight your canine or feline friend.  Dogs have access to wonderful parks – such as Golden Gate Park on the waterfront.

645 Stockton Apartments and Suites

Northpoint ApartmentsNorth Waterfront – rents starting at $2,350

These newly renovated apartments vary in their numbers of rooms and bedrooms available, offering up to 3 bedroom homes. Located in the vibrant and historic North Waterfront neighborhood, you will not be far from Fisherman’s Wharf and other famous San Francisco landmarks. Cats are allowed with a deposit.

Northpoint Apartments

950 Franklin ApartmentsVan NessCivic Center – rents starting at $3,695

This central community is known for its lively nightlife, and fun and friendly residents.  It is a great place for the young and fabulous to live.  Animals are welcomed in on a lot of the events and fun that the neighborhood has to offer which is why Franklin Apartments allows pets up to 40 lbs.  Life is just no fun without a furry friend by your side, right?

950 Franklin Apartments

Green Street ApartmentsNorth Beach – rents starting at $2,525

This apartment building has a slightly stricter pet policy than some others, but is still very welcoming to your furry friends. 2 cats are allowed at a max weight 25 pounds each. You will also need to give a $500 deposit and pay an extra $50 in rent each month for cats, or $75 in rent each month for a dog. The North Beach is the perfect place for animals. The views are perfect for window-loving cats and the area parks and beaches are ideal for letting your dog get some exercise.  The joy of being in the city, but with so many outdoor opportunities, makes San Francisco a very special place – and a great place for pets.

Green Apartments

815 O Farrel ApartmentsTenderloin – rents starting at $1,895

The Tenderloin Neighborhood is an up and coming area with a great deal to offer in the way of history, arts and culture. Its central location makes it an easy commute to just about anywhere… and suitable for long walks with your best friend.  We mean, your dog of course. The pet policy here is pretty much identical to the one at Green Apartments.  This bustling Vietnamese neighborhood will greet you and your pets with open arms.

815 O Farrel Apartments

These are just a few of the great apartments that allow pets in San Francisco.  Want to see more? Check out


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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