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  • Cheryl Cole

Here’s a list of 12 dog-friendly apartment buildings in Vancouver

Searching for dog-friendly apartments in Vancouver? It's not easy, but this list of current buildings that welcome pets will help.


With an estimated 150,000 dog owners, Vancouver is often seen as one of the most dog-friendly cities in Canada. But as any apartment-hunting dog owner can tell you, finding pet-friendly apartments isn't as easy as you'd think for Vancouverites.


In fact, in 2019 one Vancouver dog owner was forced to move out of the city to keep her dogs together due to the tight restrictions placed on renters.


However, property management companies are increasingly realizing the importance of providing pet-friendly options for renters, and we found 12 apartment buildings that welcome our furry friends in their rental units.


So if you're a dog parent hunting for a new studio, apartment or townhouse in the city, check out these options that all welcome your four-legged bestie.


1. Beach Towers, English Bay


Beach Towers has pet-friendly units with the the option for a city view, overlooking the bright lights of downtown Vancouver, or ocean views spanning English Bay and Stanley Park.

You also get access to their complementary dog grooming facility, and lots of green space around the building for your pup to do their business. Pet Policy: Small dogs allowed. Pet-friendly features include Pet Washing Station, Community Dog Area, Nearby Dog Parks and On-site Pet Waste Station.


Address: 1600 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Y6


Type of Suites: 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 778-655-4015 Email: beachtowers@devonshire-inc.com


2. Peter Wall Yaletown


The luxury apartments at Peter Wall Yaletown offers floor to ceiling windows that boast breathtaking views of the Vancouver skyline, Waterfront, and the North Shore Mountains - and they welcome small dogs and cats in all their units.


Located mere minutes from Emery Barnes Park which has an off-leash dog area, this is a great choice for dog owners.

Pet Policy: Small dogs and cats allowed


Address: 1310 Richards St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3G6


Types of Suites: 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 778 903-5066

3. The Lex, Downtown Vancouver


A great option for anyone with 2 dogs, or a larger breed, Lex Apartments on Granville Street is located right in the heart of the city. It's also just a 5-minute walk from Emery Barnes Park, so your pup will love the location.


Per Policy: 2 dogs (up to 60lbs each) or cats or 1 cat and 1 dog


Address: 1249 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1M5


Types of Suites: 1 Bedroom and 1 Bedroom + Den apartments


How to Apply: Tel: (604) 674-9980


4. Larchway Gardens, Kitsilano


Located on Kitsilano’s west side, Larchway Gardens offers spacious suites with beautiful city views and a spacious balcony - so plenty of room for your pup!


Pet Policy: 1 dog per unit (25 lb. max) is permitted. Breed restrictions apply.

Allowable pets are cats, dogs, birds and fish (in a 30 gallon/ 113 liters aquarium, maximum)

1/2 a month's rent is required as deposit for permitted pets.


Address: 2475 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2E8


Types of Suites: 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 778-785-1309


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5. Yaletown 939, Yaletown


If you're looking for a more spacious option, Yaletown 939 offers thoughtfully designed 2 Bedroom dog-friendly townhouses.


Pet Policy: 1 dog per unit permitted (not to exceed 25 lbs in weight). Dogs are permitted in the townhouses only. Breed restrictions apply.

2 domestic cats per unit, permitted on floors 6-10 only. Fish (aquarium not to exceed 30 gallons). Caged birds (4 birds max.).

1/2 a month's rent is required as deposit for permitted pets.

Address: 939 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3C1


Types of Suites: Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments, 2 Bedroom Townhouses


How to Apply: Tel: 778-785-1292


6. Dunway Court, Kitsilano


Another dog-friendly townhouse option, but this time in a peaceful residential enclave near Kitsilano.


Pet Policy: 1 dog per unit permitted (not to exceed 25 lbs in weight). Dogs are permitted in the townhouses only. Breed restrictions apply.

2 domestic cats per unit, permitted on floors 6-10 only. Fish (aquarium not to exceed 30 gallons). Caged birds (4 birds max.).

1/2 a month's rent is required as deposit for permitted pets.


Address: 3550 West Broadway,Vancouver, BC, V6R 2B6 Canada


Types of Suites: 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 778-785-1292


7. False Creek Residences, False Creek


With direct access to bike routes, walking paths and the Seawall, these water edge residences are a perfect choice for dog owners.


Pet Policy: 1 dog per unit, not exceeding 25 lbs when fully grown.

Maximum of 2 cats per unit. Caged birds, Fish (aquarium to not exceed 30 gallons)


Address: 75 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0E1


Types of Suites: Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom townhouses


How to Apply: Tel: 604-674-9980


8. The Duke, Mount Pleasant


These unfurnished, spacious apartments located in the beautiful Mount Pleasant neighbourhood are all dog-friendly, so all you have to do is decide is how many rooms, because whatever apartment you go for you're guaranteed your pup will be welcome.

Pet Policy: 1 dog (25lb or less) or 1 dog and 1 cat permitted.


Address: 333 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H1


Types of Suites: Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: (778) 800-4479



9. 180 Switchman, False Creek


Just a short walk from the Seawall, this is great area for your pup to enjoy. Larger breeds are permitted and an added bonus is that this rental comes with access to a Laundromutt™ pet washer.


Pet Policy: 1 dog under 60lbs max or 1 cat.


Address: 180 Switchmen St, Vancouver, BC,V6A 0C7


Types of Suites: Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 604 897 3333 Email: info@bosa4rent.com


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10. Forte, West 14th Avenue


Modern apartments with open floor plans and spacious balconies - a perfect choice if you have a smaller breed. It's also just a 2-minute walk from Granville Park where your pup can enjoy some off-leash time.


Pet Policy: 1 dog under 25lbs max. 1 cat or caged birds or 30 gallon fish tank.


Address: 1755 West 14th Avenue,

Vancouver, BC V6J 2J6


Types of Suites: Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments


How to Apply: Tel: (778) 800-1361


11. 1142 Granville, Downtown Vancouver


Another great option city centre option if you own a larger dog, with 3 bedroom apartments available if you're after a little more space.


Pet Policy: 1 dog under 60lbs max or 1 cat


Address: 1142 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 0B5


Types of Suites: Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments


How to Apply: Tel: 604 897 3333 Email: info@bosa4rent.com


12. MC2 Marine x Cambie


Vancouver’s newest hot spot for stylish urban living, Marine x Cambie is the new standard for sustainable design in the city, and dogs are welcome on all their ground floor townhouses.


Pet Policy: Dogs allowed on Ground Floor Townhouses. Maximum 2 pets.


Address: North: 488 West 64th Ave Vancouver, British Columbia

South: 8131 Nunavut Lane, Vancouver, British Columbia  V5X 0E2


Types of Suites: Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom suites, and 2 bedroom townhouses


How to Apply: Email: info@mc2apartments.com

If you have a dog-friendly listing you'd like to be included in our next list, please email cheryl@pawswapapp.com