7 Best Pet Friendly Apartments in Jersey City

When searching for a new home, it’s old fashioned for apartments to just be “pet friendly”. These days, having pet amenities and a thriving pet community are an increasingly important concern of pet parents. With an overabundance of choices for apartments, it can be hard to know how to choose. But here are a few of the buildings in JC that are a great choice if you are looking to rent with your furry friend. 


The Rivet 

23 University Pl Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Located on the West Side with waterfront views of the Hackensack River lies The Rivet. This building is walking distance from the light rail and allows up to two pets of any size. They have an expansive entertainment lawn for leashed walks as well as a pet spa to keep your pooch fresh and clean. 


Journal Squared & Journal Squared II

605 & 615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Located in the heart of Journal Square, practically on top of the PATH station, these KRE buildings are a great choice for the commuter and pet lover alike. The impressively tall high rises are in a rapidly developing neighborhood. JSQ and JSQ II are very pet friendly and have a lovely new dog run ready for furry friends to do their zoomies and make new pals. They are also partnered with Bark Buildings for pet care services as well as fun events and gifts. 

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Mika at Journal Squared


The Lively

321 Warren St, Jersey City, 07302

Downtown, just a few blocks from the Newark Ave Pedestrian Plaza and the Path train is The Lively. The Lively not only has a doggy spa and dog run, but a pathway along the roof for leashed walks with your pup. If you want to venture out of the building, it’s just a few blocks away from two public dog parks at the base of The One and Urby. And great news for Pit Bull and other bully breed lovers—this building welcomes all breeds! 

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Reilly at the spa room in The Lively courtesy of @makeemgowoof


Soho Lofts

273 16th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Located at the border of JC and Hoboken in The Heights, Soho Lofts offers some of the best pet amenities in the city. Whether you have a cat, a Maltese, or a St Bernard you will be welcome at Soho Lofts. The 8th floor this building boasts a massive dog run with three sections, so your dog has the option to play with doggy pals or have a solo potty break. In addition to this, the building has two doggy spas complete with bathtubs, grooming tables, and hair dryers—great for a regular bath or rinse off after a muddy day. To top it off, Soho Lofts is partnered with Bark Buildings. 

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Tucker in Soho Lofts courtesy of Bark Buildings


The Beacon

20 Beacon Way, Jersey City, 07304

One of the most luxurious apartment buildings in the city is The Beacon, located on 14 acres in the Bergen-Lafayette section. This is an encompassing community with unbeatable views of Manhattan and allows up to two pets. The Beacon has a large courtyard to enjoy walks with your pup, as well as two sizable dog runs for off-leash play and meeting doggy friends. 

Rudy at The Beacon courtesy of Sofia to the Rescue


235 Grand

235 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Between Grove Street and the Jersey City Medical Center lies 235 Grand, another KRE building for pet lovers. 235 is a beautifully designed building that’s welcoming to cats and most breeds of dog. This building has a unique dog run that not only includes agility equipment and water fountains for the pups, but an impressive view overlooking Grand Street. Along with their great designs this building is partnered with Bark Buildings.  

Jax and Turtle in the 235 run courtesy of Bark Buildings


DVORA Hamilton House

255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, 07302

Located Downtown, Hamilton House is a family friendly building located near Hamilton Park and Enos Jones Park. This building believes pets are family too and allows two pets up to 50 lbs. Enjoy your walk to the park with your pup or enjoy the private dog run the building just established complete with trees, a boulder for the dogs to climb on and benches for people. 

What have your experiences been in various pet friendly apartments throughout Jersey City? Are there any we forgot who you think are the best? Be sure to let us know!

Tracie Koehnlein
Author: Tracie Koehnlein

Tracie is an animal shelter worker who loves books. When she's not working for or talking about animals she may be writing or binge watching fantasy shows and movies.