May 29, 2024 - News

🐕 Charlotte 4th among top cities for pet-friendly rentals

A table showing the percentage of pet-friendly rentals in the largest U.S. cities in 2023. Dallas tops the list with 79%.
Data: Zillow/BARK; Chart: Axios Visuals

Charlotte is one of the friendliest rental markets for pet owners, according to a new study by Zillow and dog subscription box service Bark.

Why it matters: Trying to find housing can be challenging in a city with a widening affordability gap. When landlords won't accept pets, it makes the process even harder for the estimated 50% of Charlotte households that own them.

State of play: But with 75% of rentals listed as pet-friendly, Charlotte is the nation's fourth most welcoming city for renters with dogs and cats, per the study.

  • That's well above the national rate of 55%, according to the analysis based on Zillow data about the share of pet-friendly rentals in the 25 most populous U.S. cities and 13 years of subscription data from BarkBox and Super Chewer.

Yes, but: The percentage of local pet-friendly rentals is down slightly from 77% last year, per Zillow data.

Related: Charlotte apartments remain decidedly unfriendly toward pit bulls

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