Pet Friendly Apartments for Rent in District of Columbia (14)

   
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1 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $2050

2325 15th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009
$1,650 - $2,050/mo

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1 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $2100

3201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016
$1,650 - $2,995/mo

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1 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $2654

2900 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008
$2,295 - $4,496/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $1200

1827 Q St Se #2

Washington, DC 20020
$1,200/mo

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4 Bed/2 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $3000

1111 16th Ne St #4

Washington, DC 20002
$3,000/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $2872

1430 Ives Se Pl

Washington, DC 20003
$2,872/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $1475

2640 Wade Se Rd #34

Washington, DC 20020
$1,475/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $1550

5344 Ames Ne St #1

Washington, DC 20019
$1,550/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $1100

549 Newcomb Se St #2

Washington, DC 20032
$1,100/mo

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2 Bed/1 Bath - Apartment for Rent - $1510

2320 Chester Se St #302

Washington, DC 20020
$1,510/mo

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Apartments and rentals in DC are a sound economic option for young people, for those who frequently re-locate, and for those simplifying their lives. For all the advantages these dwellings may offer, landlords and management companies do not always accommodate animals, leaving pet owners with a difficult choice. Fortunately, there are apartments in Washington, DC that will receive certain critters, though renters may have to tender a generous deposit.

Certain apartment buildings in Washington DC place no limits on weight or size, welcoming everything from a Great Dane to a Maltese. Because of this flexible pet policy, these same rentals may call for large pet retainers to cover potential damage. Monthly rental charges for animals are also standard fare among DC apartments. Tenants are well-advised to confirm that pet charges will not increase or fluctuate during the life of the lease.

Those renters with larger animals do well to keep location in mind when seeking out a pet-friendly dwelling. Open spaces like Rock Creek Park in the Northwest quadrant, or the Anacostia River Walk in the Southeast, provide adequate room for long walks or runs with a Golden Retriever or St. Bernard. Residential neighborhoods like Shepherd Park or Cleveland Park are also preferable for big dogs. Commercial districts favor smaller breeds. Cats can be comfortable anywhere, of course.

Interior space is also important when selecting a pet-friendly apartment. Many property managers limit the number of pets per unit for just this reason. Providing optimal space for pets is codified in the District of Columbia laws covering animal cruelty. It is therefore in the interest of both landlord and tenant to insure a proper ratio of creature to square footage. While this figure is not strictly defined, the Washington Humane Society does have the authority to deem living quarters inadequate upon inspection. If this occurrs, the pet could be impounded.

In addition to setting parameters on size, weight, and number, some apartments specify prohibited breeds. Property managers are duty-bound to look after the safety of their tenants. Particular dog breeds, because of their history or simply by reputation, are considered more menacing than others. For instance, dogs bred for fighting or as watchdogs may possess a bent toward aggressiveness. Should a biting incident occur, the property owner may bear some of the legal liability. Consequently, landlords have the right to forbid Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and Pit Bull Terriers, among other breeds.

With so many parks and waterfronts, Washington DC is an ideal city for animal companions. Finding the ideal home takes some effort. Renters and landlords alike benefit from RentalAds.com's online classifieds, where the rules and fees regarding pets can be easily posted. This saves on fruitless inquiries and rejected applications.