Once upon a time, finding a rental home with your little furry friend was nigh-on impossible. Then Build-to-Rent came along with its snazzy homes designed just for renting, and guess what? Not only were pets welcomed with open arms, there was an array of on-site amenities from grooming stations to dog walkers on call. Nowadays, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a home for you and little Rover. But where are the best pet-friendly homes located? We’ve got a selection of awesome Build-to-Rent spaces where your four-legged friend is more than welcome.
Fizzy East 16
The team at Fizzy Living go out of their way to make your pet feel welcome, no matter which one of their spaces you call home. Take FIzzy East 16, for example; there's a luxurious pet grooming station, podium garden to walk your pup and a complimentary annual spring clean (those hairs can be a bit of a pain) all waiting for you if you move in.
Not only is your pet well looked after, but you also get to live just a hop and a skip away from Canary Wharf, one of London’s super-prime neighbourhoods. When you’re not kicking it with your pet, head into the mini-metropolis in E14 and experience five-star restaurants, tranquil open spaces and a classy shopping centre with high-end boutiques.
Ten Degrees Croydon
Over in Croydon is where you will find Ten Degrees, a stylish Build-to-Rent community set over 44 floors. That means you can give your pet a view of the London skyline, as well as spoiling them with a pet spa, on-call dog walkers and outside spaces.
There’s also a gym (that’d be a human gym and not a pet one) where you can work up a sweat before venturing out into Croydon. The South London neighbourhood is an up-and-coming area with its very own Boxpark and excellent travel connections into the heart of London.
With its green surroundings, Hayes is the perfect neighbourhood to move into with a pet. Take them for walks in the surrounding area and enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets.
When it comes to finding somewhere to live in this part of West London, it’s got to be Be:here Hayes. The Build-to-Rent space offers a shared roof terrace with a BBQ area, hammocks and regular games. Of course, your little pet is welcome too. Initially Be:here Hayes opened up one floor to pets, but demand was so high that they decided to make the entire building a pet-friendly space.
If you’re looking for a lavish home in West London that also happens to be pet friendly, why not take a look at Greenford Quay? There’s a roof terrace with a podium garden where you and your pet can meet the neighbours and chill out on a sunny day. Other benefits include a fully-equipped gym with a spinning studio and a private cinema.
Greenford enjoys a location close to Ealing and Wembley, so you can enjoy a variety of open spaces, local independent restaurants, as well as Wembley Boxpark and sporting events at Wembley Stadium. Who knows, maybe the stadium will host a dog show one day, and you can enter your canine?
Essential Living knows a thing or two about building stylish homes just for renters, and it’s safe to say that Vantage Point in Islington is its showpiece building. This pet-friendly space offers sweeping views over London and has a variety of social areas, including a gym, roof terrace, games room and workspaces.
Islington is a great area to live with your dog, as there are many parks in and around the neighbourhood. Plus, you can walk down Upper Street looking all plush with your pup as you browse the boutiques.
Quintain Living has transformed Wembley Park, making it one of the most desired neighbourhoods in northwest London. It has several Build-to-Rent spaces, all of which are pet friendly and encourage you to bring your little friend.
On top of homes that encourage pets, Quintain Living has tons of social areas, from on-site gyms to resident lounges and even play zones if you have children. And it’s all set to the iconic Wembley backdrop.
The best pet-friendly build-to-rent homes
As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a home with your pet. The landscape has changed in London, and with more than half of the nation owning an animal, it’s great to see more places offering pet-friendly homes to live in. So if you’re looking for somewhere to move into with your Dachshund, tammy cat or even an iguana, why not start your search with one of the five-star pet-friendly homes on our list?