For pet lovers across Colorado, finding a pet-friendly home to rent or purchase is a very important decision. As you search for homes that meet your family’s needs, don’t forget about your pets! Search for these four factors to ensure you find a pet-friendly home.
Outdoor space is ideal for many types of pets, from dogs to indoor/outdoor cats, rabbits, and urban chickens. Search for homes with a backyard using the Remarks Keyword Search. Simply click “More Options” and enter terms like “fenced yard,” “chicken coop,” or “dog door.”
Colorado has many trails, paths, and greenways for residents to use. From biking and running to long walks with the dog, a home near a greenbelt has many benefits. Search for homes near a trail by selecting “Even More Options” and checking “Adjacent to Greenbelt” under the Features section.
How walkable is the neighborhood? A home that is walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, parks, and local hot spots will make it easy to walk the dog on all your daily errands. Use the Walk Score feature of the REcolorado home search to get useful information about a home or rental you’re considering. Walk score rates homes on a scale from 0 to 100 based on walkable access to stores and amenities. It also provides scores for public transit and bike-friendly neighborhoods. View the scores for any home under the “Walk Score” tab on the listing page.
You can even search for properties based on walk score. Narrow search results to Somewhat Walkable, Very Walkable, or Walker’s Paradise based on your needs. Leave this option at the default “Any” to view all available homes.
If you are renting a home or apartment in Colorado, make sure to verify that pets are allowed in your renter’s agreement or lease. Search homes for rent on REcolorado and include keywords like “Dogs,” “Cats,” or “Pet-Friendly” to find rental properties. Often the listing will include specific details about pets in the “property details” section. If you have questions or need more information about a specific home for rent, contact the Listing Broker.
Searching for a pet-friendly home in Colorado is easy with REcolorado. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, take advantage of the many search options available to find the home that fits your lifestyle with your pet. Sign up for a free REcolorado Account to save custom searches, quickly find favorites, and connect with a real estate agent.
Originally published August 3, 2017 – Updated August 16, 2018