Owning a Dog in NYC

Street EasyJune 06, 2016

Advice From Real Estate Brokers Who Deal With Dog Owner Clients


If you’re a dog owner who is trying to find a dog-friendly listing, there are brokers who specialize in this category.


“Dogs and cats are welcome in many of New York City’s condominiums and co-ops, although in some buildings, there are restrictions such as the dog’s size, breed restrictions and the number of dogs in each apartment (which is usually no more than two), ’’said Michael Rubin, an agent with CORE whose many listings are in pet-friendly buildings.


“With any obstacle it’s important to understand your client and know what type of pet they have – its size, the breed and knowing whether or not the breed is on a restricted list. Some co-ops will want to meet with the animal and make sure it fits the building’s requirements. From past experience, I recommend talking to the super, speaking to the managing agent and reading the house rules. It really comes down to knowing your client and knowing what buildings have restrictions or not,’’ Rubin said.