Finding Chicago Pet-Friendly Apartments

May 15, 2024 | By Luxury Living Chicago Team
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Chicago is famous for a lot of things: an amazing foodie scene, a diverse population, beautiful historic neighborhoods, expansive parks… The list goes on. But did you know that Chicago is incredibly dog-friendly? In fact, the population of Chicago is so fond of dogs that it also has one of the highest densities of dogs in the country. For every 100 people, there are 22 dogs in Chicago. While it’s a far cry from the number one city (that honor goes to Houston with 52 dogs for every 100 people), it still puts Chicago in the top 10 worldwide. And of course, it’s not all about the dogs. Cats are the second most popular pet in Chicago. Whether you’re a dog or a cat person (or both!), you’ll want to choose the right home for you and your furry companions. That’s why we decided to bring you a guide to some of the best Chicago pet-friendly apartments. Let’s dive in.

Looking for a Chicago apartment for you and your pets?Get in touch with the team at Luxury Living to start your search today.

What to Look For in Chicago Pet-Friendly Apartments: A Quick Overview

First, it’s a good idea to get a clear picture of what you should look for in Chicago pet-friendly apartments. After all, you’ll want to be sure that the building and unit you choose will work well for you and your pets. Remember that each building will have its own policies and restrictions.

Here’s a quick rundown of our top five tips:

  • Tip #1: If you have small dogs or cats, make sure to check the safety of windows and balconies. You can even ask how the building design accounted for the wellbeing of small pets.
  • Tip #2: For dog owners, make sure to check for dog-specific amenities such as dog runs and spas. You’ll thank us when your pooch needs a midnight bathroom trip.
  • Tip #3: Consider the space of the units, the layout, and the size and needs of your pet. Great Danes might be famous for being apartment dogs, but they still need space to move. 
  • Tip #4: Take in the surrounding neighborhood. Look for nearby parks and areas where you can take your dogs (or cats!) for a walk. It’s also a good idea to know how far it is to the nearest reputable veterinary services and emergency vet clinic.
  • Tip #5: Check what kinds of pets are allowed in the building. Most places welcome cats and dogs, but some do place a restriction on breeds, pet weight, and the number of pets you can have in a single unit.

Spotlighting Chicago Pet-Friendly Apartments

The Dylan in Fulton Market

First up in our list of Chicago pet-friendly apartments is The Dylan. Located in the trendy Fulton Market neighborhood, The Dylan offers its residents a number of fantastic pet-centric amenities including a private dog run and a dog spa. Outside of this, you can enjoy access to the building’s rooftop deck, fitness center, and co-working spaces for those times when your furry companions need a rest. 

Pet policies at The Dylan account for two pets per unit, and you should plan on a pet deposit of about $500.* 

If you’re interested in The Dylan, available units range from studio spaces to 3-bedroom penthouses and nearly everything in between. 

Chicago Pet Friendly Apartments at The Leo in River North

Next up in our guide of Chicago pet-friendly apartments can be found at The Leo. The 21 stories of apartment units at The Leo feature open-concept floor plans and kitchens perfect for culinary enthusiasts. It’s located in the upscale River North neighborhood with all of its conveniences including fine dining and boutique shops. For the pet owners, amenities at The Leo include an on-site dog spa and it’s only a few blocks away from Washington Square Park. 

The Leo also limits pets to two per unit, and fees and breed restrictions apply. Be sure to contact your Luxury Living agent for more details.

Pet owners who are interested in the Leo may be able to choose from a variety of apartments, including studio spaces, 1-bedroom units, 1-bedroom + den units, and 2-bedroom apartments.

The No. 508 in Lincoln Park

No. 508 is next in our list of Chicago pet-friendly apartments. It’s a one-of-a-kind apartment building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that offers boutique-style living to its residents. Pet owners can enjoy amenities such as an onsite dog spa and a dog concierge. Plus, it’s only steps away from the expansive green spaces on the coast of Lake Michigan. 

Pets at No. 508 are also limited to two per unit, and as with the others, fees and breed restrictions do apply. Make sure to check with your Luxury Living agent for the specifics.

If No. 508 is calling your name, it boasts unique 3-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom penthouses with all the modern comforts you can think of.

Seven 10 West in River West

Finally, the last of the Chicago pet-friendly apartments that we’ll be spotlighting are at Seven 10 West in River West. Seven 10 West is another boutique apartment building with modern amenities. Pet owners will enjoy access to the building’s private dog run and it’s just across the river from Ward (A. Montgomery) Park. Other amenities at Seven 10 West include a fitness center, on-site dry cleaning, private party room, and rooftop deck.

Like all the other buildings on this list, cats and dogs are both welcome at Seven 10 West. However, limitations on the number of pets and the breed may apply, and you should always expect to pay a pet deposit. Let us know if you would like more details!

If Seven 10 West looks like the right fit for you and your furry companions, you may be able to choose from a selection of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.

Find the Perfect Home for You and Your Four-Pawed Companions with Luxury Living

At Luxury Living, we’re a team of brokerage professionals dedicated to helping you find the perfect apartment—for you and your pets! We provide bespoke complimentary services that remove the stress from your apartment search so you can enjoy the process and make a decision that you’ll be happy with for years to come. Whether you’re looking to relocate within the city, downsize, or you’re moving in from out of town, we’ll be here for every step, from curating a list and scheduling showings to navigating the application process and coordinating move-in day.

Are you ready to start looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Chicago? Get in touch with us today to get started.

*Disclaimer: Pet policies and associated pricing are subject to change at any time. Please consult with your Luxury Living representative to get the most updated information.

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