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Are you frustrated looking for pet friendly condos in Boca Raton Florida?  Or Highland Beach Florida.  I know.  I understand.  I really do.  Why?  Because I’ve looked myself.  Many of the listings are often incorrect, and much of  the information out there is also often incorrect.

 

pet friendly condos in Boca Raton FLPet restrictions vary from one condo to the next, and they may change from time to time.  It takes hours of research to find out the truth.  I feel your frustration because I am a dog owner and pet lover too.  Pet owners fact unique challenges when buying a condo in Highland Beach.

 

Not all condos in Boca Raton or Highland Beach or even Boynton Beach share the same rules.  They each have their own rules and regulations.  Is it still possible to buy a dog-friendly condo in south Florida?  The answer is yes!

 

Please note:  When I say, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach,  I am also including the neighboring cities of Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Boynton Beach and Ocean Ridge.  This article applies to all of them in this area of south Florida.

 

I’m a dog owner and a pet lover

I have been living and breathing pet-friendly real estate in Boca Raton for the past 14 years.  And, yes, you guessed it – I’m a dog owner and a pet lover too.  If someone suggested I give up one of my dogs (this has happened) that wouldn’t go over well with me.  In fact, I’d give up that person instead!  Immediately!

 

furry friends in highland beach flMy dogs are always there to greet us when we come home, whether we’re gone for 5 minutes for 5 days.  They’re always so happy to see us.  Seriously, who else greets you at the door like that?  They wait for us, spend time with us and fill our lives with joy.  Are you kidding, give up one of my dogs?  Never happen!

 

 

 

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings

 

Having a dog can help your heart – literally so says Harvard Health Publishing of Harvard Medical School.  I agree – how about you?

 

I am the proud parent of two furry little dogs weighing in at a whopping 15 lbs total.  What can I say?  I love dogs and it makes me feel good when I find them pet friendly condos in Boca Raton that work for their dog or cat. I, personally with my husband, have been turned down by a condo association that accepts one dog with a maximum weight of 60 lbs.  Crazy, right?

 

condos that allow pets in boca raton flWhy?  Who made up these rules?  What were they thinking?  This drives me crazy, frustrates me as well as buyers who usually come to me after googling and coming up discouraged and disheartened.

 

Then there are the folks who didn’t.  Just some of the many horror stories I’ve heard through the years:  I was approved by the condo but my dog wasn’t” (the night before closing.)  Really, how what are you going to do?  Or, “I am in contract to buy a house that accepts one pet but I have three.”  Or, “My dog weights 3 lbs too much for the community” – yes, it’s a true story.  Or, they “told me to get rid of one of my dogs.”

 

And the totally absurd – “I have eight dogs and I want to buy a condo in such-and-such building.  My friend told me it was good.”  Well, that isn’t going to happen because this condo accepts one pet.  How long do you think it will take your neighbors to find out there are 8 or even more than just 1?  No building is going to allow 8 dogs.  And so it goes.

 

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
― Mark Twain

Do I have a list of pet-friendly Condos in Boca Raton FL?

People always ask if I have a list of pet friendly condos in Boca Raton Florida.  Of course, I do.  I have never shared it before, but am going to now.  I am sharing this list with the caveat that even with the list, there is much research to be done when it comes to pet friendly condos in HIghland Beach and Boca Raton.  Buyer beware!

 

Everything needs to be checked and double checked before you put money down as well as during your inspection period.  Due diligence needs to be done now.  Please remember to check the pet restrictions as condos have varying restrictions.  Many condos in Boca Raton FL will accept a small pet – some less than 15 lbs, some less than 20 lbs and some less than 40 lbs.  But, not all will accept a larger pet or multiple pets.  This is where it gets tricky.

 

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Many pet friendly condos, as well as gated communities and even subdivisions, have breed restrictions.  They do not allow what they term “aggressive breeds.”  Pit bulls are always included in this list, but often they may go further to include German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Chows, Presa

Canario and more.

 

Wait, there’s more.  You’re thinking, I have two dogs that weigh 5 lbs each, or my dog weighs 30 lbs?  Believe it or not, you may still  run into a problem.  Others have.  Depending on your pets, your choices will be limited.  I didn’t say impossible, just limited.

 

One last caveat, and this is important – Do not call the name on the sign or the name on the ad or the name on the listing.  That person works for the seller.  That person in the ad has a contract with the seller to get them the highest price possible.

 

Be smart – hire a Buyer’s Agent.  They are FREE and they work for you.  They will fight for you to get you the best deal.  They are on your side, not the sellers.  Please don’t think you are going to save money by going directly to the listing agent.  This is a myth.  What happens, in reality, is that the listing agent collects a double commission.  Buyer Beware and be represented!  Before you panic Call/Text or email me first!  You may have options.

List of Pet Friendly Condos in Boca Raton Florida

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1000 Ocean

110 Gleason

1839 N Ocean

45 Ocean

3200 S Ocean

Addison on the Ocean

Antilles

Aragon

Astor

Athena

Bahia

Banyan Lakes

Bel Air Villas

Bel Highland

Belaire Club

Bellamar house

dog-friendly-condo-on-the-sand-in-highland-beach-flBermuda High South

Boca Bella

Boca Capri

Boca Country Club

Boca Cove

Boca Glades

Boca Golfview

Boca Grand

Boca Lago

Boca Linda West

Boca Marina

Boca Pointe

Boca Raton Harbour Apartments

Boca Raton Riviera

Boca Teeca

Boca Towers

Boca Village

Boca Walk

Boca West Country Club

Braben Condo

Camino Covedog-friendly-condos-in-boca-raton-on-the-wate

Camino Real Village

Casa del Rey

Casa Playa

Castel del Mar

Ceaire

City Walk at Pineapple Grove

Coach Homes

Coronado at Boca Raton

Courtyards at Boca

Delray Oaks

Domaine Delray

Dorchester

Environment

Excelsior

Evanton Bay

Fairfield

Fairfield Gardensdog-friendly-condominimum-in-boca-raton-f

Fairways Condo

5 Palms

French Village

Highland Beach Club

Isles of Boca

La Costa del Mar

La Font

Lakes of Woodhaven

Luxuria

Majorca

Meridian

Mizner Court

Mizner Grande

Mizner Tower

Ocean Terrace

Osceola Arms

Palmetto Place

Parker Highland

Placide

Presidential Place

River Oaks

Rogers House

San de Vance

Saturnia by the Sea

Sea Ranch Club

Sea Ridge

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Townhouses of Highland Beach

Townsend Place

Tower 155

Trafalgar

Waterside

Wimbledon

Windwood

Woodhaven del Mar

Woodhaven East

 

CONDOS THAT WILL ACCEPT LARGE PETS 40+ LBS

Aragon

Addison Point at Boca Raton

Boca GrandPet-friendly-condo-in-highland-beach-fl-

Boca Marina

Boca Point – The Pointe

Cannery Row

Casa Playa

Highland Beach Club

Highland Beach Villas

Meridian

Mizner Grande

Toscana

Trieste

Vistazo

Waterside

Woodstream

 

 

CONDOS THAT WILL ACCEPT MORE THAN ONE DOG OR CAT

200 East

Addison on the Ocean

Addison Point at Boca Raton

Aragon

Astor

Bahiatwo little dogs in condo in boca raton fl

Boca Capri

Boca Grand

Boca Quay

Boca Raton Riviera

Casa Del Rey

Castel Del Mar

Camino Real Village

Meridiana

The Pointe

City Walk at Pineapple Grove

Coronado at Boca Raton

Delray Harbor Club

Delray Oaks

Delray Oaks West

Environment

Excelsior

Highland Beach Club

Highland Beach Villas

Isles at Aberdeencat-in-condo-in-boca-raton-fl-

Latitudes

Luxuria

Mizner Grande

Mizner Tower

Ocean Place

Palmetto Place

Sea Ridge

Townhouses of Highland Beach

Windwood

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Pet friendly condos in Boca Raton FL 33432Condos on this list vary in price from low to very high.  They are all over the place with regard to price and location within southern Palm Beach County.  Included are condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach and Delray Beach, Florida.

Need help?  Not sure where or how to begin?  Ask me!  And please use a pet friendly Realtor in Boca Raton FL when looking for pet friendly condos in Boca Raton.

 

 

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers

 

As a dog person, I know how much your dogs and cats mean to you.  I know how much my pets mean to me.  They are our fur kids.  They sleep in our bed (well, mine do!)  They make us smile and laugh with their antics, they’re wonderful companions, loyal, and they’re here to stay.  And, no, we aren’t getting rid of one just to get into a building!  I would never ask you to do that.  If someone asked me to get rid of one of my dogs, I’d get rid of that person instead!  Seriously!

 

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
― Roger A. Caras

 

condominiums that allow pets in Boca Raton 33587Your choices for a dog friendly condo in Boca Raton will be limited, especially at the beach.  Same thing applies to cats.  Size, weight, breed and how many pets you have will all come into play.  All buildings have size and breed restrictions and, yes, they’re all different.

 

 

In one condo on the ocean, pet friendly may mean the building will accept a bird or goldfish.  Ha!  Yes, you read that right – a bird or a goldfish.  I don’t know who wrote those pet restrictions but, one thing is for certain, we know they weren’t a dog or cat lover nor did they read 6 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

 

I know of one rental (in case you’re thinking of renting before buying) who insists on the dog’s DNA before you can rent an apartment, and then charges monthly rent in addition to your rent.

Boca Raton FL condos that are pet friendly

Real estate and dogs are my passion.  I am a retired court reporter so research helps immensely when looking for pet friendly condos in Boca Raton in a big way.  Please read some of my testimonials here..

 

I can save you a lot of wasted time.  My job is to make your life easy when looking for a condo in south Florida.

 

 

Boca Raton Florida is one of the most beautiful places in the world to live.  Living here is like living in paradise.  White sandy beaches, sunny blue skies, tropical palm trees and foliage, shopping for almost anything you could want, restaurants, schools, medical care, hospitals and three airports nearby.  If we don’t have it, it’s likely on it’s way here.

 

There was a huge push in the past several years because Trader Joe’s wasn’t here.  People wanted one.  Now we have three – one in Boca Raton, one in Delray Beach and one in Wellington FL!  Not bad.  Not to mention Whole Foods, Fresh Market and one of the first Whole Foods 365 will be opening in Delray Beach.

 

Throughout this article, when I say Boca Raton FL, I am including Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge, Deerfield Beach and Hillsboro Beach, as they are all right next to each other.

 

South Florida is easy living.  Throw on a pair of sweats or shorts in the morning and you’re out the door, most days of the year with Chloe or Max or Coco.  We get rain, now and then, sometimes more than others.  But, for the most part the weather is outstanding in Boca Raton.  The sun shines an average of 231 days per year.  Even when it’s chilly, the sun is usually shining and the sky is blue.

 

boynton beach pet friendly 55+ gated communities, condos that allow large dogsAfter a morning walk from your Boca Raton condo, you may want to take your dogs to one of our dog parks in Boca Raton or Delray Beach.  Or to the Boca Raton Dog Beach.  Yes, we have a dog beach too!

 

Some people like to take their fur babies shopping because Town Center Mall in Boca Raton is pet friendly to small pets.  (Sorry, not my call!)  Both the Boca Raton Green Market and Delray Beach Green Market are pet friendly with local produce and fresh products.

 

One of my favorite spots for breakfast is Caffe Martier on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach,  Caffe Martier is definitely dog friendly, as are many other restaurants in Boca Raton.  We were there for breakfast with the dogs.  They were so kind as to even bring bowls of water for our dogs.  How nice is that!

 

You can also take a ride to Palm Beach because Worth Avenue loves its dogs.  Everywhere you go, you see bowls of water for the dogs along Worth Avenue.

 

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.”
― Roger A. Caras

 

In looking for a pet friendly condo in Boca Raton, some things to consider.  Will this be a permanent move or are you thinking of a second home?  Or perhaps becoming a snowbird or snowflake?  You will need to find a new veterinarian, day care, groomer, emergency vet, pet stores, dog food and so much more.  So many things to think about and worry about!  I know you want to best for your cats and dogs.

 

It’s hard work.  Believe me.  I know, because we made the move from New York to Boca Raton 23 years ago.

 

cat in condo in boca raton fl, conominiums that allow catsIt wasn’t easy, but now you have help – you have me!  I am with you every step of the way.  I don’t pass you off to another team member, because I work alone.  You and I are the team.  We are together from that first email, text or phone call to beyond closing.  And not just finding you a place to live.  Many of my clients have become lifelong friends.  I have clients who even call for directions!  Please take a moment and read my reviews.

 

First, let’s find your furry friends a place to live – with you, of course, in a pet-friendly condo in south Florida!  Did you even think anything else?  And not a condo that takes 25 lb dogs if you own a Golden Retriever!

 

Are Condos in Boca Raton FL Pet Friendly?

Many condos in Boca Raton and HIghland Beach are pet friendly.  The key is how pet friendly and what do they consider pet friendly.  One pet-friendly condo on the beach may accept one or two pets with a maximum combined weight of 20 lbs.  Be careful – that’s not 20 lbs each.

 

Some condo associations insist dogs or cats be under 15 lbs while another pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton may accept two small pets.  There are even a few that accept 50+ lb dogs.  In one condo, there may be no restrictions except for breed restrictions.  Unfortunately, there are many condos in Highland Beach that do not accept any pets at all.

 

Hard to believe, right?  It can get very complicated.

 

Dog friendly condos may also change their pet restrictions from time to time.  Yes, it really can and does happen,, on occasion.  Please do not rely on what someone tells you.  Always double check because many condos do enforce their pet restrictions.  And that brings us to the next scenario.

 

Some pet-friendly condos in south Florida do not allow what they consider “aggressive breeds.”  In Boca Raton, pet friendly communities are not always pet friendly to all breeds.  Sounds strange, but it’s true.  What is mean by “aggressive” or “restricted” breeds are always pit bulls.  But, they can also include Rottweilers, American Staffordshire and, in some cases, they have gone further and included other breeds.

 

Every condo association in south Florida is different, so you need to know.  If you are looking for a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton, make sure to check carefully.  If you have what is termed an “aggressive” breed, I know you love him or her, but plan on buying a house on a street, not in a dog-friendly condo in Highland Beach or Deerfield Beach.

 

 

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals fall under Fair Housing.  You can read about it on the HUD.gov website.  If you have a true need, they must accommodate you.  That’s the law.

 

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SEARCH FOR CONDOS IN BOCA RATON FL

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 email at [email protected]

Thank you for reading about pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton FL.

 

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