The Best Apartments in Tampa for Pet Lovers

Finding the best apartments in Tampa for pet lovers is vital in a city where you can enjoy the outdoors with your furry bestie virtually all year long! Dog parks and wonderful, walkable neighborhoods abound.

Read on for a roster of top apartments in Tampa for Rover that you’ll fall in love with too.

10. Mallory Square

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Mallory Square is a perfect Key West-inspired name for a spacious, green community where residents can walk their dogs at sunset and enjoy the picturesque, purple-pink sky without actually heading south.

Even with all the beautiful paths on which to meander, dog owners will enjoy the proximity to Northwest County Dog Park, where there’s plenty of shade and room to run and both small and large pups have their very own section in which to play safely.

9. Infinity Westshore

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Welcome home to cat owners, whose feline overlords will delight in Infinity Westshore’s safely screened patios (where errant bugs and lizard invaders make for excellent spontaneous play) and granite counters from which all items plummet quite gracefully when pushed.

Dog lovers, too, will love this community for its proximity to Bayshore Grooming and Pet Resort, where you can drop over for fun at doggie daycare on your busier days.

8. Adagio at Westshore Palms

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At Adagio at Westshore Palms, dog and cat owners live in serious style – and without much worry for Spot and Whiskers’ health and beauty regimen.

This community actually has a groomer stop in once weekly for these pampered residents to get gorgeous.

7. South Pointe Apartments

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The verdant landscaping of South Pointe Apartments makes this neighborhood a nice one for extended dog walks, but you won’t have to worry about your pet getting exercise on days you’ll be off and running.

With Puppy Palace of South Tampa close by, your dog will have a blast with trained attendants, lots of doggie friends and activities that even extend to swimming in the facility’s saltwater pool!

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6. Cortona South Tampa

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Residents of Cortona South Tampa have one- and two-bedroom apartments and even entire townhouses from which to choose, and their pets are welcome, too. What’s more, just 20 minutes away, they can enjoy a rare and wonderful treat among pet owners in Florida – a dog beach at Davis Island Dog Park.

Fans of this strand love its cleanliness and spaciousness, not to mention the bathing station which sure comes in handy after their pups have spent time at the beach!

5. The Ella at Encore (Senior Living)

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Pets add so much to the lives of those who enjoy them, especially seniors, for whom dogs and cats provide wonderful comfort and companionship.

At The Ella at Encore, residents can enjoy the lovely communal gardens and park-like courtyards alongside their devoted roommates and best friends.

4. Trio at Encore

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A colorful and arty vibe abounds at Trio at Encore, which enjoys proximity to Deputy Kotfila Dog Park. It boasts clean turf, shaded areas for rests, fun obstacles for play and great lighting for nighttime visits making it a phenomenal option for dog owners on the hunt for off-leash play. Even just walking the neighborhood is a pleasure with your furry best friend.

3. Element

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Your dog won’t be able to enjoy the elevated sun deck and pool at the Element luxury apartment building, but Fido will most certainly love the less-than-10-minute stroll to beautiful Curtis Hixon Dog Park, where clean turf, secure fencing, agility obstacles and of course, lots of other dog friends await!

2. Tempo at Encore

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Small dog owners especially will appreciate Queenie’s Dog Park at WaterWorks Park, just a quick 6-or-so minute drive from Tempo at Encore. With lots of shade, it’s one local dog owners and their pets appreciate on hot days when you still want to play outside.

This brand-new, smoke-free building is an energy efficient and healthy environment to enjoy the company of your furry besties in style!

1. NINE15

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It’s just a quarter-mile to the Curtis Hixon Dog Park from NINE15, but apartment dwellers with super-energetic pups can continue on to Tampa’s Riverwalk for even more exercise and socialization.

You’ll need to tire them out to avoid shoe-chewing, what with your unit’s oversized closets, and all.

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We looked at all apartments in Tampa and rated them on the number of pet-related businesses and parks within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, veterinarians located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings.

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