Austin intentionally built up a reputation as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country. In fact, businesses here love dogs more than people, and some even go to great lengths to design pet-friendly spaces. It would be difficult to find a restaurant patio or bar that doesn’t allow dogs, and the city’s numerous parks also make our four-legged friends feel right at home. In a canine-loving city such as Austin, apartment buildings typically allow pets, unlike many other places that lean the opposite direction. We compiled a list of the best pet-friendly apartments in Austin to make your search for a new home that much easier.
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Rent Amount: Rent at the Bowie ranges from $2,160 for a studio to $4,900 for a two-bedroom.
Address: 311 Bowie St, Austin, TX 78703
Why We Love It:
Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, living at the Bowie will put you near the best restaurants, bars, and live music venues in the city. We love this location because you and your pet can experience everything that iconic Downtown Austin has to offer.
The Bowie is incredibly modern and luxurious. You can live lavishly with your four-legged companion, enjoying floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views of Austin. Your pet will love the Bowie’s 10th-floor outdoor dog park and their grooming room. You’ll also reside a short walk away from Austin’s beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, perfect for when your pup could use some extra exercise. Be sure to stop by the Auditorium Shores dog park to let your dog socialize with other fellow Austin pups.
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Rent Amount: Rent here starts at $1,900 for a one-bedroom and can go up to $3,000 for a two-bedroom unit.
Address: 4910 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Neighborhood: East Austin
Why We Love It:
You and your pet will love Lenox 7th in Austin’s spunky east side. With several pet-friendly breweries, walking trails, and parks in the area, you’ll never spend a minute bored in this neighborhood. With such spacious rooms and balconies, there will be plenty of room for your furry friend to feel at home here. Built in 2021, the Lenox 7th offers a brand new dog park, and they even equipped some apartments with private, fenced in yards. There are several parks and greenbelts in the area to explore. Check out the Southern Walnut Creek Trail when you want to get outdoors.
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Rent Amount: Rent at the Santal will range from about $1,900 to $2,600, depending on the number of bedrooms you’d like in your unit.
Address: 7624 Tecoma Cir, Austin, TX 78735
Why We Love It:
Perhaps you and your pet would feel more at home outside of Downtown. In this case, consider an apartment at the Santal in the Westlake area. They provide all of the space you need both inside the units and in the area surrounding the complex, which includes a spacious dog park and green areas throughout the neighborhood. Here, you’ll receive a level of privacy that you wouldn’t necessarily get in other neighborhoods. It will feel like you live in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, while still only being a short drive to Downtown. The Santal is located near the beautiful Barton Creek Wilderness Park, which will become your new favorite spot to walk your furry friend.
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Sienna at the Thompson
Rent Amount: With all types of units available, from studio, to convertible, to two bedrooms, rent at the Sienna typically ranges from $2,300 to $4,400.
Address: 501 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Why We Love It:
The Sienna at the Thompson has a little something for everyone! Dogs will love their spacious indoor dog park, while you enjoy their in-house sports simulator and music room. You and your pet will live in luxury at the Sienna, with gorgeous views of downtown, a restaurant and bar within the building, and a rooftop deck. Pamper your canine companion at their luxurious dog spa after getting physical at the dog park or at their state of the art 4th-floor fitness center. We love this area of Downtown that also happens to be just a short walk from the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail that your dog will love.
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Rent Amount: Rent at Zoey will range from $1,500 to $2,800, and they offer studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.
Address: 5700 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Neighborhood: East Riverside
Why We Love It:
When looking at Zoey, it’s hard to believe a complex in such a spacious outdoor area can sit just southeast of Downtown Austin. Newly built in 2021, you and your four-legged family member will adore this complex and the surrounding neighborhood. Situated just blocks from the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park, you will never be too far from the spacious outdoors.
Zoey understands that your pet is a part of your family, and they welcome them with open arms, a dog-wash room, and a pet-friendly community. You’ll enjoy the upscale finishes and modern designs in any of Zoey’s studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom units as well as their resort-style swimming pool and communal spaces.
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Brett Hayden is a native Wisconsinite turned Texan who loves exploring Austin and beyond. She has a passion for writing and traveling, which she showcases on her blog, “by, Brett Nicole.”