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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda


Looking to buy a home or condo in Naples, Florida but finding it difficult to accommodate your pet? Two big dogs in the family? A cat? One of each?

Naples is pet friendly – really, it is – you just need some guidance on where to find your own “Piece of Paradise”  for both you and your furry family members. We’re not saying it is easy but, we have the experience and knowledge to point you in the right direction for your budget and your pets. It can be frustrating for pet friendly buyers because of inaccurate information in property listings and relying on real estate agents who don’t have access to updated pet policy details. Search on the internet all you like but, you will find yourself barking up the wrong tree (sorry…….couldn’t resist). 

Many single family homes will be listed as “No Approval Needed” and very often this is true. However, if there is a homeowners association in the community there is probably a line in the Rules & Regulations regarding prohibited breeds. If you have a pitbull or a Rottweiler, as examples, we may have to go to neighborhoods which have no controlling association. Typically, it will be a single family home that offers the most flexibility for size of pets, number of pets and breeds. In a community of single family homes with a homeowners association, there may very well be restrictions for number of dogs and very likely guidelines for accepted breeds. Expect those communities to show either “No Approval Needed” (which is not actually the truth) or “With Approval” in a MLS listing for the property.

Condominiums are always going to have some restrictions. It is extremely rare to find a condo in any price range that is so liberal in the pet policy that you can bring along whatever four legged friend you have. Condos are usually going to show as having “Limits” or sometimes “With Approval”. If the MLS listing indicates “Not Allowed” then there is some certainty that it is factual. Typically, the limitations in a condo pet policy are going to be the type of pet (dog, cat, birds), number of pets, weight, height and/or breed. Within larger communities with a master homeowners association like Pelican Bay or Pelican Marsh, each smaller neighborhood or cluster or condo or building is going to have their own pet policy. You need to know the details of those individual pet policies that go above and beyond whatever might be mentioned in the master association documents.

We are here to help! We know the pet policies and guidelines for all of the communities and condominiums throughout Naples and Bonita Springs. Bring your pet situation to us and we will make your property purchase a successful experience. Call us at 239-272-4848.

Check out a sample of the pet friendly properties with various guidelines currently on the market for sale:

Terrabella in Pelican Marsh (Two Big Dogs)

Tarpon Cove (Two Big Dogs)

Claridge in Pelican Bay (Cats Only)

Moraya Bay on Vanderbilt Beach (No Approval Needed)

St Kitts in Pelican Bay (Dogs, Cats, Birds, Tropical Fish – 1 of Each)

No Restrictions Whatsoever in Naples Park

Aria in Park Shore (With Approval – Two Pets of Any Size)

Sancerre in Moorings (2 Dogs of Any Size)

Barefoot Beach Club (2 Pets with 45 Pound Limit)

Casa Bonita Grande (Beachfront Condo – One Pet with 30 Pound Maximum)

Barrington Club of Pelican Bay (Two Dogs with 25 Pound Maximum)

There are any, many more pet friendly properties available ALL price ranges. Our real estate market area has pet friendly properties from $200,000 to $20M (+). The links above are just a small sample. We listen very well – tell us what you need and we’ll find it.

As full time real estate professionals, we represent both buyers and sellers in the Naples. If you are a seller, we market your home to local, national and international buyers for the best results. If you are a buyer, we listen well and will find your own “Piece of Paradise” at the best negotiated price and terms.

Tim Cranch at 239-272-4848   or   Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-4848

TimCranch@StepsToTheBeach.com       Ellie@StepsToTheBeach.com