Landlords and Pets
The struggle is real when it comes to finding apartments that allow pets – some Montrealers even claim that it’s harder for them to find pet-friendly apartments than it is to find a job. This is especially true due to the boom in pet owners throughout the pandemic. Despite the fact that there are more pet owners than ever, many landlords won’t budge on their rules because of a fear of property damage and noise. The landlords who do allow pets will usually charge extra fees making it harder to find affordable housing for you and your furry friend. In hopes of making this process a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of a few pet-friendly apartments for rent in Montreal at different price ranges.
Plateau Mont-Royal Condo
Rent: $2250 / month
This one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Plateau allows small pets and includes a good amount of space for both of you to live comfortably. One of the best features is the private outdoor courtyard. This space is perfect if you’d like your pet to run around or just get some fresh air.
Another great aspect of this apartment is the location. You’ll be near Sir Wilfried Laurier and La Fontaine Park which both have their own dog parks. There are also quite a few pet stores around the area such as Canine & Company and Animal vert.
Condo in Ville Marie
This modern one-bedroom apartment located in Ville Marie is a quick walk from the old port where they’re plenty of spots to walk your pet. Pets are allowed but they must be approved by the landlord – so make sure to prepare proper references and potentially have the landlord meet your pet so they can see their behavior.
This unit features floor-to-ceiling windows so your space will be flooded with light. You’ll also have access to your own private terrace which you can turn into you and your pet’s sanctuary.
Downtown apartment in Tom Condos
If you’re looking to live Downtown this is the apartment for you. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in this unit, but if you own a cat or another pet they’re more than welcome. This apartment features a large private balcony space where you and your animal can unwind. Features in this building include an elevator, doorman, security, gym, and more.
Calling all cat lovers, get ready to cozy up in this trendy four-bedroom apartment with your furry friend. This unit boasts lots of space so you can add your cat’s toys and knick-knacks. What’s even better is that other pets (like your dog) may be allowed depending on the landlord’s discretion. There are quite a few pet stores in Saint-Henri – we recommend is Pattes et Griffes.
One Bedroom in Quartier des Spectacles
This apartment welcomes both dogs and cats! Located in Quartier des Spectacles, you’ll be in a central location near parks where you can burn your pet’s energy and spend your summer days. There is also a Bixi station right outside of this unit, so if you have a small pet you can carry them around in the bike basket – how cute!
You don’t need to sacrifice space, comfort, or style to keep your pet. The real challenge is finding a place that meets all your needs (price, location, etc) on top of being pet-friendly. However, if you start looking for apartments in advance and prepare references from previous landlords, your chances of finding a place will significantly increase. Hopefully, we’ve helped make the search for pet-friendly apartments for rent in Montreal just a bit easier.