The Best Apartments in Los Angeles For Pet Lovers

We’ve got endless parks, pup-approved hikes, dog-friendly beaches and plenty of pro pet businesses. Mild year-round temperatures also mean there’s never a bad day for a walk.

Oh, and there are celebrities of the Instagram-famous four-legged variety, along with their human counterparts. Don’t be surprised to cross paths with an A-lister scooping poop at the local dog park. Hey, celebrities are people too, right?

So, where can you find the best apartments in L.A. for pet lovers? Leave the research to us. First, we scoured the city for pet shops, vets, grooming shops and boarding facilities. Next, we cross-referenced these resources with every single L.A. apartment listing on rent.com.

The result? These are the best apartments in Los Angeles for proximity to pet-friendly amenities.

10. AXIS

AXIS

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Downtown L.A.’s South Park neighborhood is home to the STAPLES Center, L.A. Live and the Grammy Museum. Sound like a stretch for pets? Think again. DTLA loves its furry friends. At AXIS, your stylish digs are close to top-rated groomers, dog walkers, pet shops and urban parks.

Housed in two mid-rise buildings, these swanky new apartments feature high-end touches like keyless entry, walk-in closets and Caesarstone quartz countertops. Located on adjacent corners, the two buildings share community amenities that include ample social spaces for you and your pooch, including a pool, rooftop spa and a cookout-ready courtyard.

9. Aven

Aven

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Fancy high-rise living in the heart of DTLA’s South Park? New on the downtown scene in 2019, Aven brings the park to South Park. Your lucky pup will enjoy 13,000 square feet of lushly landscaped park space. Beyond the green space, you also have easy access to pet shops, grooming services and a slew of pet walking and sitting professionals.

More than 500 apartments stretch 38 floors into the L.A. skyline. Inside your well-appointed apartment, you’ll enjoy tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and custom cabinetry with LED lighting.

Top-shelf amenities include everything from a beach volleyball court and game lawn to Aven’s Wooftop Park and Spa, a dog park complete with agility equipment.

8. Boulevard on Wilshire

Boulevard on Wilshire

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Centrally located on L.A.’s Miracle Mile, Boulevard on Wilshire is less than a mile from Hancock Park, which houses LACMA, The La Brea Tar Pits and plenty of prime dog-walking space. A veterinarian and pet ophthalmologist are also just a couple blocks away, along with plenty of pet shops.

Pet-friendly digs are equipped with granite countertops, patios and washer-dryers. Spend time in the warm sunshine around the pool courtyard and on the rooftop lounge, you can let your pup stretch his furry legs on the community dog run. Convenient on-site retail options include coffee, sandwiches and smoothies.

7. Pacific Electric Lofts

Pacific Electric Lofts

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Built in 1905, the nine-floor Pacific Electric Lofts building was one of L.A.’s first skyscrapers. Located just a few blocks from Pershing Square, this is prime DTLA real estate, with a little something thrown in for your furry friend. A trio of pet stores is just a block or two away.

Converted to lofts in 2005, the PE Lofts offer 100 unique floor plans to choose from. Light-flooded living spaces may feature hardwood or polished concrete floors, tall ceilings, exposed brick and loft-style landings.

The building may be historic, but the amenities are decidedly modern. Think heated pool, dry sauna and penthouse library. You and your pup can also soak up unbeatable downtown views from the rooftop dog run.

6. Santa Fe Lofts

Santa Fe Lofts

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Located around the corner from the PE Lofts, Santa Fe Lofts are located in DTLA’s highly walkable Gallery Row District. Among popular retailers located within the building, you’ll find Pussy & Pooch, a modern pet lifestyle boutique focused on nutrition and green living for your favorite four-legged friend.

From the 123 units, choose from studio, one-bedroom or live-work loft spaces. Inside the historic apartments, you’ll find vintage patterns on the original flooring and walls, large windows, high ceilings and custom wood cabinets. Cats and dogs are allowed, though there are breed restrictions on the latter.

5. Palazzo East

Palazzo East

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Palazzo East‘s central location puts you about equidistant from L.A.’s East and Westside. That means both the beaches and DTLA are relatively easy to get to (depending on traffic — ahem, this is L.A.). You’re also an easy stroll from both The Grove and Hancock Park.

One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are equipped with various amenities, ranging from gas fireplaces and private terraces to smart technology and wood plank flooring. Shared community spaces include a resort-style saltwater swimming pool, outdoor lounge area with a fire pit and (most importantly) an on-site dog park.

4. Playa Del Oro

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Perched in the heart of Playa del Rey’s tech-heavy “Silicon Beach,” Playa Del Oro puts you and your pup close to the Pacific. Beyond the sandy beaches, there are also marinas and lagoons to explore on long scenic walks. Getting out of town? LAX is conveniently located an easy 10 minutes away. You’re also surrounded by a Petco, PetSmart, Healthy Spot and many more pet-centric amenities.

Studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments feature hardwoods, stainless steel appliances and in-home washers and dryers. Lush California landscaping edges up to two pools, plus courtyard areas adorned with fountains and fire pits. Need to warm up after a dip in the Pacific? Take advantage of the men’s and women’s steam room and sauna.

3. Ten Ten Wilshire (All Inclusive)

Ten Ten Wilshire

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Whether you’re looking for temporary digs or you and your pet simply prefer furnished living, downtown’s Ten Ten Wilshire is primely located to explore the best of L.A. As for your pup, you’re just a stone’s throw away from groomers, trainers, healthy pet eats and shops with plenty of bouncy baubles.

All-inclusive living means that your rent check covers utilities, cable, high-speed internet and even 24-hour valet parking. If you prefer your own furniture, unfurnished apartments are also available. Fun community amenities include an outdoor pool and foosball tables, a movie screening room and rooftop pool and spa.

2. 1111 Wilshire

1111 Wilshire

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By now we’ve established that DTLA is a pet lover’s paradise, and 1111 Wilshire is no exception. Located two short blocks from Ten Ten in our number three spot, 1111 is a modern oasis wrapped up in a sleek high rise. You’re never far from high-quality pet supplies and services, and fun spots to explore from Macquire Gardens at L.A. Central Library to the scenic Vista Hermosa Natural Park.

From studios to three-bedrooms, you’ve got options in every price range. You’ll also find ample indoor-outdoor play spaces for you and your pal. Catch a movie on the rooftop lounge, plan a barbecue with your neighbors or cozy up by an outdoor fireplace on those chilly L.A. evenings.

1. Broadcast Center Apartments

Broadcast Center Apartments

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L.A.’s best apartments for pet lovers are all about location. Broadcast Center Apartments share a block with The Grove and L.A.’s Original Farmers Market, two of the city’s most popular (and pet-friendly) outdoor shopping areas.

You’re also surrounded by everything from pet boutiques to pet bakeries, not to mention green spaces galore. Only the best for your pup? Stock up on the highest quality pet grub from natural foods market Erewhon on the ground floor of your building.

Recently updated apartments feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. You may also end up with a wine chiller, gas fireplace or smart home technology, depending upon the unit. Community amenities include lush courtyards, a pool, sauna and movie screening room. Bottom line: On-site or off, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to pamper your pet.

Methodology

We looked at all apartments in Los Angeles and rated them on the number of pet-related businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, pet stores located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings and may not reflect recent openings and closings.

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Brian CarberryBrian Carberry has more than 10 years' experience as a content creator and award-winning journalist. He is currently the managing editor of Apartment Guide and rent.com, and his work has been featured on CNN, Search Engine Land, Campaign Monitor, Randstad and a number of other organizations around the world. In his free time, Brian enjoys sports, cooking and debating the correct pronunciation of "gif."

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