May 26, 2024 - News

Denver ranks among nation's top spots for pet-friendly living

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

Denver is the sixth most pet-friendly city in the country for renters, according to a recent analysis from Zillow.

Why it matters: It's challenging enough to find housing in a city with a widening affordability gap. When landlords won't accept dogs and cats, it makes the process even harder for the tens of thousands of Denver households with pets.

By the numbers: 72% of Denver's rental listings on Zillow are pet-friendly, nearly 20 percentage points higher than the national average of 55%.

  • Yes, but: The percentage of pet-friendly rentals is down slightly in Denver from 76.5% last year, per Zillow data.

The intrigue: Nationwide, about 60% of renters have at least one pet, and twice as many renters filter for pet-friendly listings than for any other amenity, according to Zillow.

Fun fact: Denver's dog-friendly trails, restaurants, bars and accommodations earned the city a spot in USA Today's top 10 dog-friendly vacation destinations.

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