27 June
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Finding a Home with Fido: Boston’s Guide to Moving with a Dog | By Rachel Bakish

Historically, Massachusetts has not been a hot bed of pet ownership. According to a 2012 study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, we ranked 50th in the US for the percentage of our residents who owned a dog  (23.6%). However, it seems that in these last seven years, dog ownership is on the rise. As such, developers of new residential buildings are looking to accommodate our animal friends in ways that they did not in the past. While Boston has become a much more pet-friendly city, finding a place to live with a dog remains a challenge… particularly if you’re a renter.

It is important to tell your agent early on in the process whether a furry friend should be included in your living considerations. Often, rental units in brownstone style buildings will either ban pets or have restrictions based on size or breed. While there are many buildings in Boston that will let your dog move in for a fee, some of the new luxury, full-service developments embrace pets with amenities and events. If you are looking for a place for you and your furry friend to call home you should check out these buildings that go above and beyond with their pet amenities so your pup will feel just as at home as you. 


345 Harrison Avenue

Ink Block, South End

Paws Park: A private rooftop dog park with turf grass, a water station, and play toys.

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The Lucas

Ink Block, South End

A pet spa with a large walk-in shower
featuring hand-glazed subway tiles.

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Ink Block

Ink Block, South End

Pet grooming station, indoor relief area, and a private dog run for the building.

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Girard Apartments

SoWa, South End

Pet-friendly rooftop with dog run.

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The Pierce


Dog spa with a washing station and
in-house dog walkers. 

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We know how important pets are to their people, so we go the extra mile to help you find a home that accommodates every member of your family.