Pet friendly

Your pets are part of your family. That means finding a home that welcomes all of you. We couldn't agree more, which is why we offer pet-friendly communities across the country and created WAG The Pet Program to take pet-friendly living to the next level.

WAG The Pet Program

From a warm welcome to opportunities to play, at AvalonBay we welcome, appreciate and give back to pets everywhere through WAG.


We welcome pets with treats and clean spaces to play. Our team puts emphasis on clean and safe grounds for pets, including a focus on pet clean-up, stocking pet stations around the community and picking up pet trash frequently. Pet parents also sign a Clean Paws Pledge on behalf of their pet acknowledging their responsibility in keeping the places they live, work and play, clean and welcoming for everyone.


We appreciate pets by hosting social events for our furry residents such as a Doggie Paddle Pool Party, Yappy Hours, Howl-O-Week Party & Costume Contest, Pet CPR Class, National Dog and Cat Days, etc.


We show kindness and compassion for all animals by giving back to animal-friendly charitable causes.

A little extra for our furry residents

As part of WAG The Pet Program, AvalonBay residents can save on veterinary visits and supplies through VCA Animal Hospitals. Discounts and savings include*:

  • FREE First Wellness Exam for New Clients
  • 10% Off Veterinary Professional Services
  • FREE Puppy or Kitten Kit upon first VCA wellness visit for pets younger than 12 months
  • Home Delivery Option for Food & Medication
  • Promotional & Seasonal Pet Rebates

Visit to learn more about these exclusive offers and to find your closest animal hospital.

*Restrictions apply. Promotional offers are subject to change.

Pet policy

Most communities allow cats and dogs and accept a maximum of two pets per home.

Pets must be on a leash at all times when outside the apartment home. If applicable, dogs must be leashed whenever entering and exiting the Pet Park, but may be unleashed while within the enclosure of the Pet Park.

AvalonBay Communities reserves the right to deny residency to any animal deemed aggressive whose breed is not explicitly listed. Should your pet injure any other pets, residents or AvalonBay Communities associates, you will be asked to remove the pet from the premises immediately.

Breed restrictions

The following breeds are restricted:

  • Akitas
  • Alaskan Malamutes
  • American Bull Dogs
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Argentine Dogos
  • Bull Mastiffs
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Fila Brasileiros
  • German Shepherds
  • Pit Bulls
  • Presa Canarios
  • Rottweiler
  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  • Tosa Inus
  • Wolf Hybrids
  • All mixes of these breeds
The following pets are also restricted:
  • Monkeys
  • Ferrets
  • Snakes
  • Rabbits
  • Livestock
  • Reptiles

* Other pets may also be restricted. Please contact our community for details.