Pet Friendly Condos in Boca Raton Florida

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Pet-Friendly Condos in Boca Raton Florida




 When people do a search for pet-friendly condos in Boca Raton FL they are often frustrated.  The term "pet friendly" can mean many things. To you, pet friendly may mean that lovable 80 lb collie and his two siblings, the Cocker spaniel and the cat or two Golden Retrievers or three tiny Shih Tzus.  A condo's definition of pet friendly may mean they accept one cat but no dogs or one dog up to 25 pounds or two dogs up to 60 pounds or even birds or gold fish.  


How do you know since, if you're like me, you aren't going without them?   And you need to know - up front -  not after you fall in love with the condo only to find out you but not your beloved cats are not accepted.  They're indoor cats, you say.  Yes, I know but they often still will not be accepted by condo associations.  Believe me, it happens!  


Find out the pet restrictions of the building or community you are looking at; otherwise, you're wasting your time. Why fall in love with a condo in Highland Beach FL that accepts one pet when you have three, or a condo in Delray Beach FL that is pet friendly to a 25 pound dog when your dog weighs 90 pounds?  It isn't going to work.  Trust me on this. I have had calls the day before closing where people have been approved by a condo association but their beloved pets have not.  Hysterical people.   (I was not their agent.)  Don't let this happen to you!

 Pennsylvania Pups soon to be Florida Pups

Are you looking for a condo in Highland Beach FL with a Golden Retriever and a cat or two small dogs or maybe two large dogs? This is important!   Listings can be vague when it comes to pet restrictions, and pet restrictions can change from time to time. Price factors in as well.


When looking for pet-friendly condos in Boca Raton FL, you need to tell your agent what type of pets you have - their breeds, their weights and how many you have. 


Multiple pets can be problematic and often are. Two small dogs weighing 5 pounds each will likely not be accepted in a community where the regulations state one pet with maximum weight of 25 pounds. Sounds crazy, I know, but it's true.




The answer is maybe yes.  However, please know upfront, depending on price, breed and number of pets you have, your choices will be limited. As a pet lover and owner, I'm ok with this. You need to be too if you want to go into a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton FL.

Many condos in Boca Raton are pet friendly. Some will accept one or two pets up to a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Some will even accept three or more. Some will accept up to 40 pounds. And in some condos, there are no weight restrictions but there are breed restrictions.          

And that brings us to the next step.  Most pet-friendly condos in Boca Raton FL do not allow what they consider aggressive breeds in their condos. In Boca Raton FL, pet-friendly condos are not pet friendly to restricted breeds. What they mean by restricted breeds are pit bulls, rottweilers and in some cases they go further and have included other large breeds including German Shepherds, Dobermans and more.

The rules are different for each condo association so this needs to be checked carefully. If you have what is termed a restricted breed, I know you love them but plan on buying a house on a street, not in a condo. There is no pet-friendly condo I am aware of that will accept them.




When I say pet friendly condos in Boca Raton, I can easily say pet friendly condos in Highland Beach FL or pet friendly condos in Delray Beach FL.  There is no difference with regard to dogs and cats.  The same holds true for all the towns.




The answer is yes. I have found condos for people with multiple pets ranging from cats, small dogs, medium-sized dogs, Golden Retrievers, American Bulldogs and Labradors, even multiple pets. Yes, it can be done but it takes time and patience and someone willing to do the work.





I believe you, but I strongly urge you not to try and sneak them in. Someone is going to find out and then you're going to have a problem. So why not go to a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton to begin with and avoid the headache?




I hear a lot about this.  "I can get a letter from my doctor."  Maybe you can.  The law says support animals are allowed.   I have seen condos ask for documentation of pets that the pet has completed an approved therapy program to more easy-going associations.  Again, it boils down to:  Do you really want to go where your dog is not welcome?  Not everyone loves dogs the way we do and there is the possiblity of you feeling uncomfortable in that situation.


For more information about pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton FL and Boca Raton Real Estate, please contact me. I am a Boca Raton Real Estate Agent.  I can be reached at (561) 716-7824, by text or by email at


This post is dedicated in memory of Shadow who spent much of his last years happily playing in Delray Beach FL.

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Pet Friendly Condos in Boca Raton FL


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Elyse BermanFor information about pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Boynton Beach or Boca Raton real estate market, please contact me. I am a Boca Raton Real Estate Agent.

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Comments (18)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor   Pets are part of many  clients family and they do not intend to leave home without them . It is an important question to be asked and answered when looking for a condo .

Mar 11, 2015 11:16 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Elyse, it is very important that buyers who have pets and are looking to buy a condo in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area need an experienced agent like Elyse Berman to guide them through the purchasing process.  Experience matters!

Mar 11, 2015 11:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elyse- excellent information.  Many buyers will need to know before they fall in love with a condo whether or not their pet will be accepted.  If someone is looking for a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton or Delray Beach, they need to contact the local expert- Elyse Berman. 

Mar 11, 2015 11:35 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elyse, having three indoor cats and an indoor dog and an out door cat I get it...we opted to buy a house for the very reason....but there are opportunities here to own a condo and have multiple pets....Endre

Mar 11, 2015 12:13 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the information of pet friendly condo's in Boca Raton Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 11, 2015 12:37 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Good information, Elyse. I've had many clients ask what complexes allow animals.

Mar 11, 2015 12:52 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

You are right Hannah Williams .  Many people, myself included, consider pets part of the family and will not move without them.  This poses a problem not only in condos but single family homes as well.

Thank you Bruce Walter !  And it's constantly changing as well.



Mar 11, 2015 08:35 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Thanks Kathy Streib and you're right, but they often run into walls.  It's heartbreaking to get the hysterical calls.  

Endre Barath, Jr. I know you get it.  There are opportunities here as well with multiple pets but few and far between and often pricey.

Mar 11, 2015 08:38 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Lou,  Thank you.  I hope it helps some folks to ask first.

Kathleen Luiten Smart clients you have.  It's always best to ask first than be disappointed after.


Mar 11, 2015 08:40 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When it comes to finding a pet friendly residence in the Boca Raton, FL area, Elyse Berman is the one to call.

Mar 11, 2015 10:18 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

For the right guidance with buying a Boca Raton condo, the only agent to call is Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor ...she has a firm handle on the current market in Boca Raton....

Mar 12, 2015 06:55 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

great news that folks can bring their pets to their homes in condos!

Mar 12, 2015 07:13 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Thank you Gabe Sanders !  

Thank you Barbara Todaro !

Mark Loewenberg In some condos they can.

Mar 12, 2015 08:10 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Elyse. Based on our local condo market, pet friendly units are in more demand. Great job with your post.

Mar 12, 2015 10:25 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elyse, wonderful post and valuable to those buyers looking for a property either pet free or pet friendly!  

Mar 12, 2015 11:03 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the information for the pet friendly condos in Boca Raton Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 18, 2015 12:22 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Joe Petrowsky I think more homes have pets today.  There are studies that have proven pets help to lower your blood pressure, calm people and more.  It's a win-win as far I'm concerned.  Thanks for the kind words.

Joan Cox Thank you and I sure hope so!

Lou, Thanks and thanks for stopping by. 

Mar 19, 2015 09:00 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Elyse Berman, PA, CRS 

As pets have become so integral to families it is a good thing to know where they will be welcomed

Nov 29, 2017 04:39 AM