How to Find Pet-Friendly Louisville Apartments

When you have a cat or a dog, pet food, veterinary care, and other costs can take a big chunk out of your paycheck. Along with the routine costs of owning a pet, you’ll have to budget for monthly pet fees if you’re renting an apartment.


If you’re looking for pet-friendly apartments in St. Matthews, or in East Louisville, you’ll find pet fees, deposits, and policies vary considerably from one property to the next. Following are some tips for finding the best pet-friendly apartments in Louisville.

Cat-Owners: Read the Fine Print

Renters should always take a close look at the pet policy to make sure apartments do not require cats to be declawed (most properties allow cats with claws).


(A note: Scratching is normal behavior for cats, and most cats are not destructive if they have regular nail-trims and access to a scratching post).

Understand the Weight/Size Limit

Pet weight limits may apply to all units and/or upper-floor units. Some properties limit pet weight based on the size of the apartment (in some studio apartments in Louisville, pets heavier than 40 pounds are not allowed). Properties might also prohibit dogs taller than a specific measurement.


When reviewing an apartment’s pet weight limit, ask if that figure applies to individual pets, or if it’s the total allowable weight for all pets.

Apartment Perks for Pet Owners

Most dog owners prefer a ground floor apartment with easy access to the outdoors. Owners of dogs and cats may also appreciate apartments with hardwood or plank flooring because it’s easier to clean than carpeting. When renting an apartment with a pet, make sure to inquire about the availability of renter’s insurance which may have specific pet damage coverage so that you can relax with your pet in your home.


Halsey Flats in St. Matthews has reasonably priced studio apartments, and apartments with one to four bedrooms, that are pet-friendly. Some of our remodeled units have plank flooring in the main living areas, and all of our apartments have patios or balconies.


We’re close to Arthur K. Draut Park – a perfect place for dog-walking – and our rents and pet fees are among the most reasonable in the Louisville area. Interested in learning more about Halsey Flat's pet-friendly apartments? Call: (502) 806-8030.

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