10 Most Dog-Friendly Apartments in Austin

For many Austinites, it's not just you that you're searching's also your pup, your fur baby, your pooch, your best friend...whatever you want to call it, your dog has to like the place as much as you do for it to work. ACR agent Taylor James breaks down the top 10 dog-friendly apartments in Austin. There are many more, so call us to get the skinny about the best ones in your neck of the woods. 

It’s no secret that dogs are making the shift from our backyards to our apartments. And while some leasing offices are reluctant to accept your furry friend because they fear property damage, dog owners with the insider scoop looking to rent in Austin will be welcomed with open arms in these dog-friendly apartment communities. 

Here’s a list of 10 of the most dog loving apartments around Austin. Prices change daily, and the prices listed here are educated estimates at what a 1/1 and 2/2 start at.


The Element -

Naturally, some communities have requirements when it comes to species, breed, as well as size, but The Element has a very relaxed pet policy and are ready to welcome your furry best friend home. The no breed restriction rule removes renter stress during your search, and opens the door to all four-legged pups and pals.

Location: E. Riverside

1 BR's: $925

2 BR's: $1299


The Grove -

This day and age, pet friendly apartments are a requirement, and The Grove on South Lamar is leading the puppy pack. As a pet parent, you will love the fully fenced in dog park and lush courtyards. The Grove features a HUGE dog park complete with WiFi. Trust us, if you’re new to Austin and looking to meet people with pets, The Grove is a great option.

Location: S. Lamar area

1 BR's: $1100

2 BR's: $1275


The 704 -

Responsible pet owners make great tenants. Let your pets roam free in the fully fenced and rather colorful dog park at South Austin’s The 704. The complex is also within walking distance to popular eateries and entertainment like Lavaca St. Bar, Red's Porch, and Michi Ramen's To-Go location.

Location: S. Lamar

1 BR's: $1350

2 BR's: $1750


The Standard At The Domain -

Kitties and pups of all breeds, sizes and ages are very welcome at The Standard. Let your pet explore the on-site park and socialize with fellow fluffy friends at the wash station. If you’re up for it, walk a few blocks to Central Domain Park and really allow your companion to let loose.

Location: Domain/N. Austin

1 BR's: $1300

2 BR's: $1800


The Bowie -

Downtown makes lush living tough, but The Bowie has found an urban solution. Pamper your pup at the dog park and groom room located on 10th floor outdoor deck. Your furry companion is more than just an adorable face. Show your pooch some love and find your fluff ball the perfect place to call home.

Location: Downtown/W. 6th

1 BR's: $2100

2 BR's: $2800


The Catherine -

Calling all pet owners with a taste for lux living! The Catherine offers a hounds ground with a pet washing station as well as direct access to Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trails, as well as super pet-popular Auditorium Shores. Take a trip to the park for some play time and grow familiar with other dog owners in the area.

Location: S. Central/Barton Springs

Studios: $1900

1 BR's: $2100

2 BR's: $3200


The Whitley -

The Whitley values all residents, especially the four-legged ones! Move in to this Downtown Austin hotspot with up to two pets. Be mindful when moving though, that this apartment permits pets with a history of biting. Prepare your pet’s resume and find a glowing reference so the landlord doesn’t just see trouble wrapped in fur on application day.

Location: Downtown/Dirty 6th

Studios: $1600

1 BR's: $2000

2 BR's: $2750


Platform -

Pet ownership is not for every person or every apartment but Platform is designed specifically with your pooch in mind. Although located just steps from dog walking trails, Platform also hosts its very own on-site, off-leash dog park for all furry friends to enjoy.

Location: East Austin/MLK

1 BR's: $1300

2 BR's: $1900


Ocotillo -

There are plenty of rental places available where both you and your pet are welcome, including Southwest Austin’s newest complex, Ocotillo. Your feline friends will love the spacious apartments here and the tail waggers in your family will love the fully fenced dog park.

Location: Southwest Austin

1 BR's: $1150

2 BR's: $1575 

AMLI on Aldrich -

Having a pet around can make your property feel more like a home, and AMLI on Aldrich understands that. This North Austin property comes equipped with a dog park for your pal to run and a Paw Spa for when he deserves a some puppy pampering.

Location: Mueller

1 BR's: $1350

2 BR's: $2200

There you have it, Austin's 10 most dog-friendly apartments. Don't hesitate to give us a shout at 512.649.1010 to get your uniquely crafted apartment search started.

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Drew Johnson

Owner + Broker


Drew has been an Austin REALTOR® since moving here in 2010. Originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, Drew fell in love with the city of Austin as a kid when he was captivated by its eclectically progressive lifestyle and music scene. Drew spent four years at Trinity University earning his degree in Business Marketing, during which time he spent a semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain.

With expertise ranging from urban apartment locating to sales and investments, Drew seized the opportunity to help current and future Austinites find their niche by forming a team of passionate agents and founding Austin Craft Realty. Drew himself has proven to be an effective Realtor due to his open and speedy communication, creative negotiation skills, and rare blend of youthful energy with eight years of experience. Drew believes the lasting relationships and friendships he has developed with clients is the most rewarding aspect of being in real estate in Austin.

When Drew isn’t working with clients and running Austin Craft Realty’s office, you might find him bicycling around town, serving on the board of the Young Men’s Business League, playing saxophone at some of Austin's best venues, and enjoying the latest craft brews. Whether you need a good recommendation for live music, a new restaurant destination, or simply an excellent Realtor to help you navigate the Austin market, Drew is your man.

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