The Best Apartments for Your Dog
Forget orange, pets are the new black. Basically every new multifamily community today is allowing dogs, but we found some properties that are going above and beyond for Fido.
1. Pearl Greenway
Morgan’s Pearl Greenway features a dog park called FETCH with a fountain, play obstacles, mini spa, benches, exercise space, and adjacent covered bar area with barbecue grills. (You don’t want Rex’s steak to get cold with a long journey from the pit.) Morgan hosts monthly events at FETCH, including the wildly popular Yappy Hour, where residents can bring pets and socialize with their neighbors. The Pearl community also throws pet birthday parties upon request and keeps a dog treat station in the office to welcome pets when they visit. The 341-unit community opened in ’13.
Pearl Greenway property manager Ruth Reyes says catering to pets builds a better sense of community; residents bond, socialize and interact more through their pets. Two other Morgan properties (Pearl Woodlake and Pearl Washington) will sport similar dog parks.
2. One Lakes Edge
Doggie residents of One Lakes Edge, the new multifamily community in Hughes Landing, will get to enjoy a dog park along the lake with an enclosed fence for off-leash fun. It includes a log tunnel and balance beams for agility playtime, a doggie water fountain, and K9Grass by ForeverLawn, which was specifically designed for dogs and offers antimicrobial protection and a cleaner, safer and better smelling environment. Pictured, German shepherds Stormy and Shadow model the park.
One Lakes Edge also has a dog washing room with an Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash with built in shampoo, rinse and blow dry capability. You won’t even have to tweak your back getting your pet clean—the grooming table has a hydraulic lift. Developer Howard Hughes also conveniently located Kriser’s Natural Pet store right next to the apartments. (We know you want to look at the adorable picture again, so go ahead, we’ll wait.)
3. Alexan Auburn Lakes
Alexan Auburn Lakes just delivered this month, but residents are already being drawn to the pet-friendly amenities. The 346-unit community features a bark park and pet spa with grooming station, and you can take Fluffy on a jog through the trails around the property (pictured, the trail is bordered by a private lake and native hardwood trees). If your dog’s more of a homebody, some first floor units have fenced-in yards perfect for dog owners.
4. Camden Midtown
All of Camden's properties in Houston, Austin and Dallas accept cats and dogs, and the company has been investing in creating outdoor spaces for pets for the last few years. Pictured is Camden Midtown, which has a gated pet park, agility equipment, washing stations, and easy access to the street so owners can take their dogs for a long walk through Midtown. Many Camden communities host social events focused around pets, like Yappy Hours and mobile pet grooming. Their communities also often welcome their newest furry residents via social media.