Five Nice Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Boston

Little, big, cute, and ugly-cute—all cat and dog companions are welcome at these rentals around the city, from Roxbury to the Seaport.

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Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places that allow cats and dogs—because even in a city recently found to be one of the worst for renters with pets, there are solid options to be found.

Below, peruse five pet-friendly apartments for rent in Boston, from Roxbury to the Seaport.

9 Fan Pier Blvd #35, Seaport
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,675 per month

Though it’ll cost $50-80 extra per month, tenants are free to have their pups or cats come live with them in this modern studio. Cool gray walls, quartz counters, and stainless appliances outfit the room, and huge windows offer views of the city below and Boston harbor beyond. And though the rent may be pretty steep for a studio, this elevator building boasts a slew of amenities, including a yoga studio, an outdoor grilling station, and even an “indoor pet relief station.”

129 Sutherland Road #H, Brighton
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Rent: $7,000 per month

For anyone who wants to live in a house, but with the flexibility and budget of renting, this Brighton pad is catch. Parked right by the Sutherland T stop, the single-family has been renovated—note the fresh paint, unscathed hardwood, stainless appliances, and even new windows, plumbing, and electrical system—to now exist as a three-level building with five rentable bedrooms. Available September 1, all that’s left is to round up your four ideal roommates.

3 Saint James Place #1, Roxbury
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,200 per month

From tiny, adorable kittens to space-occupying Great Danes, this three-bedroom is ready to accommodate your pets (though monthly fees may apply). Situated near Nubian Square, the three-story building is in a convenient spot for any Fenway students, or those commuting via the Orange Line—Roxbury Crossing is less than 15 minutes away walking.

286 Chestnut Hill Ave. #7, Brighton
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,250 per month

Small dogs and cats are welcome to pad around this Brighton apartment, which is directly across from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and kitty corner to the Chestnut Hill Avenue B Line stop. Inside, creamy walls, hardwood floors, modern appliances, and in-building laundry adorn these bright and home-y digs.

161 West Sixth St. #C, South Boston
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,650 per month

Exposed brick and warm beige walls line the open living/dining room of this Southie pad. Along one edge, a bank of four windows fills the room with sunlight, while on the other side a pass-through window creates a portal to the galley kitchen—and doubles as a two person breakfast bar. As for the location, it’s a half-mile from the Broadway T station and just over a mile to Carson Beach.

Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.

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