""
Please provide a location to search for

Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA
106 Rentals Available


Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines rose faster than in other surrounding cities, such as West Des Moines ($1,011), where prices went up by 1.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Ankeny stagnated at $1,089.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $874 (up 1.7% in the past year). Des Moines rates come in second, followed by West Des Moines, where the average rent reached $1,011 in April, after a 1.5% rise.

Meanwhile, Johnston is the priciest city for renters in the Des Moines area. Apartments here go for $1,170 on average, after a 3.7% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Des Moines's most popular renter ZIP codes, 50309 has a $1,144 average rent, above the city average ($920). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 50315 go for $782, while prices in ZIP 50310 circle around $795. Apartment rents in ZIP 50320 clock in at around $736, lower than the Des Moines average, while rates in ZIP 50321 average at $839.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Des Moines area

Des Moines apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

Look for pet friendly apartments near me

Are you looking to move into a new apartment with your furry, best friend? Are you afraid of not finding a place that allows pets? You can now look for pet-friendly apartments near you, anywhere in the U.S., check if they accept dogs or cats, and find out what is the pet deposit and pet rent. Select your favorite apartments that fit your needs and well as your pet's needs, using fiters for size, amenities and so much more.

Search in your neighborhood, ZIP code, and beyond to find the ideal apartment near you or wherever you and your pets plan on moving to. Whether it's next to a dog park, a pet store, a veterinary, or a pet friendly mall or coffee shop, you can find exactly what you are looking for right on RENTCafé - let's find it now!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a pet-friendly apartment is between $585 and $1,927. Search pet-friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many pet-friendly rentals are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 91 pet-friendly rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 4 Aug 2021.

What is the average size of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA pet-friendly apartment size is 778 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Pet-friendly apartments are usually larger and located in a community that offers pet-focused amenities.

What are the downsides of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a pet-friendly apartment comes with a higher rent and a pet deposit. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,636
  • Female 106,316
    Male 109,320
  • Median Age34.2

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, June 2021 $927 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915 $927
    National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
    /

    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households85,833
    • Family 48,393
      Non-family 37,440
    • Children 26,235
      No Children 59,598
    • Average People Per Household2.45
    • Median Household Income$53,525
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$942

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    Renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA

    Moving can be a huge pain, even before you start packing all the stuff you ever accumulated and labeling boxes and all that fun stuff. The big search for your next apartment commences before all that. Now, browsing through rental properties can be tiring, but if you’re trying to rent with pets it takes it to a whole other level. The new apartment doesn’t have to satisfy only your needs, but those of your beloved pet too. Add to the equation that not every landlord shares the same affinity for animals as you do, and you might end up thinking that you’re really out of luck. No need to worry, there are 30 rental communities in Des Moines, IA that offer pet-friendly units. There is something for every pocket, with listings are starting from $585 per month. If you’re looking to rent a more upscale apartment and budget is a non-issue, there are amazing properties suitable for pets for up to $1,927 per month.

    Finding pet-friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA that allow certain dog breeds

    Finding apartments that accept pets, or even just pet-friendly rooms, can get complicated when it comes to certain breeds. Browsing through our 104 apartments and finding housing for you and your bird will probably be easier than finding no breed restriction apartments for you and your not so little four-legged friend. If you have a service dog, leaving him behind it is absolutely out of question, as he or she is not just a trusty companion but a real necessity. If you just got a pit bull puppy and are wondering how to rent with a pit bull, we can help. pit bull friendly rentals are not all that common. So, we cannot promise that there will be plenty of apartments that allow pit bulls, yet large breed dog friendly apartments will not pose so much of a challenge for you and your cuddly companion. To make your search easier, filter your results by going to the top menu, under “More” you may select a pet policy. Every property will have extra details about pet restrictions and fees in their own description. Extra tip: the average size of an apartment in Des Moines, IA is 839 Sq.Ft., but consider renting something bigger if you have a large dog or more than one pet.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!