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Best Dog Friendly Apartments in DC

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The Best Dog Friendly Apartments in DC

Moving to a new city with a dog can be stressful…for both you and your four-legged family member. We know how important your furry friends are to you. We also know how important it is to find the best dog friendly apartments when you’re moving to DC. So we researched the inventory to find some affordable apartments and some luxury communities that will cater to you and your furry friend. We also created a guide for moving with your dog to keep you both calm on the big day. This will help you live happily with your dog in the apartment.

The Shawmut

The Shawmut is a rent control building in Northwest DC.  This community goes way beyond simply accepting pets. They 100% embrace being dog-friendly.  The Shawmut is one of the few apartment communities that does not have breed restrictions. Your four-legged family member will have to interview with the building manager to make sure they are well behaved.   The Shawmut is situated right next to Kalorama dog park and the surrounding streets are perfect for walking you and your pup’s walks.

4031 Davis

4031 Davis is a small rental community of one-bedroom apartments is located in Glover Park in Northwest DC.  Not only does this community does accept dogs, there’s no pet rent or pet fees…making it not just pet-friendly, but also budget friendly.  Glover Park has tons of walking trails for you and your pup to explore.  It’s also super convenient with Whole Foods and Safeway both less than a half-mile away. 

2M Street

2M‘s luxury offering in the NoMa neighborhood goes beyond simply accepting pets.  They love your four-legged friends so much that they put a private dog park right in the middle of the interior courtyard of the building.  Where 2M really takes it a step further is with their building pet ambassador, Emmy.  Emmy is a ridiculously adorable Miniature English Bulldog that spends her days in the leasing office with the rest of the 2M team, inviting belly rubs and head scratches.  Residents are able to take Emmy for supervised walks in the interior dog park, allowing those who cannot (for whatever reason) have their own pet to still get their puppy fix from the comfort of home.  

Park Chelsea

Located in the hotter than hot Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, Park Chelsea is the first of 3 pet-friendly buildings that will make up The Collective – a collection of 3 apartment buildings that will all share amenities.  With both Phase one and Phase two, the Agora now complete, your pooch can enjoy 2 separate rooftop dog parks, and this summer, a dog park is opening right across the street! But for now, they’ll have to settle for the Park Chelsea rooftop, puppy agility course, and dog run.  Another great offering is the dog washroom, which allows you to easily shampoo, rinse and blow-dry your dogs without ever leaving home – and without the mess of trying to do it in your own bathroom!  

City Market at O

City Market at O offers a luxurious lifestyle not just for us humans, but for your pets as well.  With a rooftop dog park boasting sweeping views of the city and pet spa rooms perfect for grooming, your pooch will be more pampered than ever!

Looking for more moving tips? Check out our Ultimate Renters Guide to Washington, D.C.

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About The Author


Not one to settle for status quo, Holli has spent her 20 year career shaking up the multifamily industry. From creating unheard of building amenities to designing lounge-like leasing centers, to major Pinterest fails in the kitchen, she is ever experimenting. It’s no surprise that she created a new way to match apartment renters with their perfect home. Holli is a featured speaker and session facilitator at regional and national industry conferences. When she’s not brainstorming the next marketing campaign, you can find Holli testing the limits of bottomless brunch or climbing the Peloton Leaderboard!

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