Pet Friendly Buildings in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia is a vibrant independent city spanning about 15 square miles and home to over 150,000 residents. The sizable population also creates a need for lots of pet friendly buildings, especially given the number of condominiums, townhouses and apartments in the region. And rest assured, Alexandria is very hospitable to animals and animal lovers.

Despite the plethora of pet friendly buildings in Alexandria, you should never assume that condos and townhouses for sale automatically permit pets. You should always check the rules. These are usually posted in a building’s for sale or for rent listing. You can also ask management or someone with the building’s condo board. The size and species of pet can also make a difference.

Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in Alexandria, VA

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All that said, this is city that is just a little dog-crazy. In fact, there are about 20 different off-leash dog parks in Alexandria—more than in most other Washington Metro territories. While listing them all would take forever, a sampling includes Ben Brenman, Beatley Library, Grist Mill, Founders Park, Chinquapin Park, the Dog Run Park at Carlyle, Braddock Road, Beauregard Street, Simpson Stadium and many others. Most of the city’s off-leash dog parks are fenced but not all, so it’s always good to check first.

There’s also some worthy shelters and adoption agencies for those interesting in rescuing a pet, including Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Dog World Rescue, the SPCA and the Alexandria Animal Shelter. You can even rescue birds from Virginia Bird Rescue and the Rescue Me Mission. There’s also plenty of veterinarians and animal hospitals, as well as two big box pet stores—Petco and Pet Smart, each of which host adoption services.

So when it comes to condos for sale and apartments to rent in pet friendly buildings, Alexandria has you covered. There’s even a Canine Cruise hosted by the Potomac Riverboat Company!  This historic city with its fantastic shops, restaurants and entertainment is just minutes away from Washington DC. But we all know there’s nothing like staying at home and spending time with our furry friends.