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Last updated May 6 at 7:45 AM

488 Pet Friendly Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Renting pet-friendly apartments in El Cajon should offer peace of mind and convenience for our furry friends. It’s crucial to find an apartment that’ll work for both you and you... Read Guide >
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1 Unit Available
Oak Tree
690 E Main St
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,895
990 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 6:00 AM
A quiet community with lush landscaping. On-site pool and spa area. Near Poway Road shopping and Scripps Poway Parkway. On-site laundry provided. Updated interiors with a private balcony or patio.
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The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,912
913 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 4:03 AM
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,984
1140 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 4:02 AM
Welcome to Sunset Gardens located in the heart of El Cajon. We're conveniently located near schools, local parks & freeways. We are also close to popular shopping centers & restaurants. Our lushly landscaped grounds provide a beautiful backdrop as you walk from our large 7 foot pool or laundry area to your updated apartment. Both our 1 and 2 bedroom apartments homes feature a dishwasher, refrigerator, range hood, stove/oven and outdoor space. Whether you chose our comfortable 1 bedroom with a patio/balcony or you chose our 2 bedroom 1.5 bath two story oversized townhome with patio, you will feel at home. Additionally each apartment comes with one dedicated parking spot and an opportunity to rent 1 covered carport when available. We welcome cats and dogs up to 25 lbs for just a small nominal rental amount. Come by, call or e-mail us for a private tour today.
1 Unit Available
782 South Anza Street
782 South Anza Street
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1200 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 7:45 AM
Large 3bd/1 bth duplex with private back patio Copy this link to your browser to schedule a showing at your convenience. https://homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3121854?source=marketing -A/C unit -New Paint Complete -Wood like floors on living room -New carpet in bedrooms -Tile floors in kitchen and bathroom -Window Coverings -Washer & Dryer Hookups -Private back yard -2 Assigned Parking Space PICTURES are from similar floor plan unit Sorry, NO smoking and NO Pets. Professionally Managed by Melroy Property Management www.melroyproperties.com Square footage is an approximate amount and the space should be verified by the renter. Holding Deposit required within 24 hours after acceptance. Owner requires renters insurance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you are an owner looking for Management services, Try our full service with no hidden fees and no risk! Call today at 858-483-5111 Rental Terms: Rent: $2,200, Application Fee: $40, Security Deposit: $2,200, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Small dogs allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
1 Unit Available
566 El Cajon Blvd.
566 El Cajon Boulevard
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
Studio
$1,200
475 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 7:17 AM
Unique opportunity! This cozy upstairs studio apartment is not your normal studio - it is located in a small, mixed use lot with both apartments and small businesses. The living space in the studio has been sectioned off to give you the option to designate a bedroom and living room. The unit comes with a small kitchen with a refrigerator and gas stove. Just off the kitchen is a small enclosed patio area that comes with a closet with washer/dryer hookups for a smaller stacked machine. The property does come with secured entry and one reserved parking space in the parking lot. Small pets will be considered with a pet deposit and utilities are a tenant responsibility. Give us a call today to come see this unique unit - don't miss out!
1 Unit Available
389 Shady Lane
389 Shady Lane
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,845
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 7:17 AM
Professionally Managed by Passport Property Management www.PassportPM.com 2 Bed / 2.5 Bath **Available Immediately** 1100 Sqft Laundry IN UNIT Private outdoor patio 1 Car Garage Close to Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Shopping, and Wells Park -Monthly Rent - $1845 -Resident Convenience Fee - $5 -Total Per Month - $1850 -Application Fee - $35 Per Adult (non-refundable) -Security Deposit - $1845 (one time fee) -Lease Signing Admin Fee - $100 (one time fee) -Total Move In Costs - $3,795 (+cost of application) Application Guidelines: -620 Credit Score or Better -2.5x Rent in Verifiable Household Income -Good Rental History (No Evictions or Late Rent Payments) Pets: Deposit: $300 additional security deposit Pet Rent: $25 per pet per month
1 Unit Available
878 Friendly Cir
878 Friendly Cir
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
1632 sqft
Last updated May 5 at 9:47 AM
EL CAJON 4BR /3 BA House. AVAILABLE 05/03/2021. - FEATURES: 878 Friendly Circle, El Cajon, CA 92021. Rental amount is $3,200. This property is available 05/03/2021. Centrally located in El Cajon in the gated community of Friendly Circle. Built in 1996, this 2-story home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,632 square feet, and a 2-car attached garage. Tile and hardwood floors throughout. The bright living room has a brick corner fireplace. Open floor plan. The updated kitchen features white cabinets, quartz counters, stainless-steel appliances and stainless-steel sink. Large dining area with wood floors. One bedroom and full bath downstairs. The master suite features vaulted ceilings, wood floors, ceiling fan and updated master bath. Remaining bedrooms have wood floors and remodeled baths. Nice backyard with concrete patio and low maintenance yard. Friendly Circle is a gated community, centrally located in El Cajon with easy access to the 8 freeway. Close to schools, shopping, and transportation. APPLIANCES: Stove, Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Microwave, Washer, Dryer. HEATING / AC: Central Forced Air Heating. Central Air Conditioning. UTILITIES: Tenant is responsible for the following utilities: Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable, Internet, Water. Owner Pays for: Sewer & Trash. HOA maintains the front yard. PET POLICY: Pets upon approval under 35lbs. LEASE / DEPOSIT: Minimum one-year lease required. The security deposit is typically equal to one month's rent. APPLICATION: Application fee is $35.00 per Adult. TO VIEW: Please feel free to drive by the properties, however, do not disturb the occupants. All properties are shown by appointment only. Please call Michael Stone at 858-627-9321 to schedule an appointment to view the interior. (RLNE6617753)
1 Unit Available
1467 Country Crest Drive
1467 Country Crest Drive
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1500 sqft
Last updated May 5 at 9:47 AM
Cozy Granite Hills home with POOL! - This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features tile floors throughout, a large brick fire place and a large bonus room leading out to the pool area. The bedrooms are all a good size - the master having its own provide bathroom and 2 closets. There are two dining areas open to the kitchen. The pool area is fully fencing in for privacy with a brick fire pit and covered patio area. There is an attached 2 car garage for parking and storage. We request you drive by the property first to make sure the location suits your needs. If so, give us a call at (619) 562-6660 for an appointment to view the inside of the property. Please do not disturb the current occupant(s). Rental Requirements: -Credit: FICO scores 650+ (otherwise co-signer necessary) -NO legal evictions (no exceptions) -Income: You must provide proof of income at least 3 times the current rent (must provide at least 4 current pay stubs) -Insurance: You will be required to carry a current renter’s insurance policy -There is NO smoking permitted at the home -Please ask about our pet policy -Lease Term: 1 Year You are not required to apply before viewing the home but if you would like to get a head start on the process you can find our applications at: http://www.parkerproperties.net/rental-application.asp Application fees can be paid online when you complete your application ($45 per application). Please Note: a separate application with an electronic signature is required for each adult - age 18 or older. (RLNE3559915)
1 Unit Available
1421 Whitsett Drive
1421 Whitsett Drive
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
4 Bedrooms
$3,095
1764 sqft
Last updated December 18 at 6:40 PM
Fletcher Hills is a highly desired Area - Single Story Home 4 Bedrooms with New Carpet, 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, one with new Walk-in Tiled Shower. Large 2nd Bedroom can be used as an Office or Formal or Family living room w/ Fireplace. The main Master Bedroom has a newly remodeled bathroom and walk-in Closet. Home comes with central heating/AC, Newer stainless-steel appliances: Refrigerator, Brand New Gas Stove, Double Oven, Washer, and Dryer. The large kitchen has plenty of space for entertaining large families. Huge fenced in Private flat backyard, great for entertaining, kid sports, and great for small pets to run around. Lots of fruit trees and flowers! Lemon, 2 Avocados, Tangerine, Concord Grapes, and one Multi Fruit Tree! West El Cajon - Close to Grossmont Community College. Easy 1 Minute Fast Access to Hwy 8, Hwy 125 & 52 Freeway, and Santee Area. Big Storage unit included for tenants use. No HOA fees. Tenant pays for Utilities & Gardener. Renter's Insurance required. Will accept small pets on approval. 12 Month Lease Required.
1 Unit Available
888 Cherrywood Way #25
888 Cherrywood Way
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1024 sqft
Last updated December 18 at 6:29 PM
Great End Unit Townhouse Condo, Washer & Dryer, Pool, Pets OK - This beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse condo is a split level, end unit in a quiet community, centrally located to shopping, schools & freeway access. * Centrally located in East County * Spacious living room/dining room combo * Living room has custom wood window shutters * Kitchen with electric stove/oven, fridge, dishwasher, deep dual stainless steel sinks * Kitchen with plenty of wood cabinets & tile floors for easy maintenance * Master bedroom with balcony access & sliding closet doors * Fenced back patio off the kitchen * Storage inside & above assigned parking space * Full-size washer & dryer inside unit * Parking is 1 assigned covered space & 1 open floating space * 2 Pets (max 15lbs each) with approval * Water, sewer, trash included * 1 year lease. Rent $1,395. Deposit $1,400 O.A.C. Renters Insurance Required. * Good Credit Required. No Co-Signers. No Smokers. Call 619-382-2580 to schedule a time to view. Park on the street when viewing. Access our application here: http://www.rentals-sd.com/app+cover.pdf (RLNE5780735)
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6 Units Available
Highline
8729 Graves Ave
Santee, CA | Santee
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,805
865 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 7:15 AM
Welcome to Highline Apartments a home that was built with everything you could want allowing you to experience comfort and luxury. Our newly renovated apartments in Santee Ca offer one and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Indulge in pet-friendly homes that include premium features such as stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, and a custom backsplash. Nestled between gently rolling hills and near refreshing lakes, Highline offers the comfortable convenience of urban living with the serenity and comfort of the country. With our community being minutes away from multiple freeways including Hwy 52, Hwy 67, and Interstate 8 as well as great shopping, entertainment, and dining spots, its the ideal place to live. Call us up and schedule a tour to see a home that was made for you.
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21 Units Available
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,986
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,211
1265 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 4:03 AM
Peaceful community just steps from the Grossmont Trolley Station and close to Grossmont Shopping Center, Interstate 8 and Highway 125. Units have French doors, double sinks and modern kitchens.
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5 Units Available
Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,925
602 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
988 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 3:59 AM
Close to Highway 125 and Northmount Park. Peaceful community living includes a pool, playground, and media room. Homes feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, furniture, and a fireplace.
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2 Units Available
Parkway Club Apartments
1237 Graves Ave
Bostonia, CA | Bostonia
1 Bedroom
$1,710
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,890
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 3:58 AM
Situated in a quiet residential area with access to shopping malls, schools and grocery stores. All-electric kitchens for easy entertaining. On-site laundry, BBQ/grill area and swimming pool and hot tub.
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7 Units Available
Navajo Bluffs
6575 Jaffe Ct
San Diego, CA | Lake Murray
Studio
$1,432
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,751
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,027
961 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 3:58 AM
Just off Highway 125. Park-like setting near shopping. On-site amenities include large pool, gym, hot tub, grill area, and laundry. Walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and patios or balconies in each unit.
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9 Units Available
eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,913
602 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
947 sqft
Last updated May 5 at 12:03 PM
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
1 Unit Available
6075 Kelton Ave
6075 Kelton Avenue
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,700
900 sqft
Last updated May 5 at 9:47 AM
6075 Kelton Ave Available 05/28/21 Newly Remodeled 3 Bed/2Bath in La Mesa!! - AVAILABLE 5/28/21. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Single Family House. Open layout with Nice Hardwood/Carpet. Brand New Kitchen and Bathrooms. Close to Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Park, and Freeway. KITCHEN FEATURES: Brand New Cabinets and Countertops. Ref, Oven, Stove, Dishwasher. UNIT/PROPERTY FEATURES: Hardwood/Carpet Flooring, Central Heat and A/C. One Car Garage with W/D hook ups in the garage. Large backyard. Small Pet okay on approval. Landscaper Included. No Smoking. One Year Lease PLEASE TAKE A DRIVE BY THE PROPERTY FIRST, to make sure the location suits your needs, THEN give us a call at (619) 452-1282 for an appointment to view the inside of the property. Rental Requirements: Income = 2 1/2 times the rental amount Credit = FICO scores 650+, no legal evictions (no exceptions) Good Rental References GET A JUMP ON THE RENTAL PROCESS!! Complete and submit your application online. Note: a separate application with electronic signature is required for each adult, age 18 or older. Bring copies of your current pay stubs and $40 per application (cash or money orders only) to your viewing appointment. Visit www.realtybyjd.com for a complete listing of available rentals Information provided is deemed reliable, though not guaranteed. No Dogs Allowed (RLNE5620909)
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4 Units Available
The Parker Residences
5295 Kona Springs Lane
San Diego, CA | Allied Gardens
2 Bedrooms
$3,110
1127 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,565
1642 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 7:12 AM
Townhome apartments located near Mission Valley with outdoor fireplace and lounge, swimming pool and spa and fitness center. Two and three bedroom homes with gourmet kitchens, private balconies and garages.
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5 Units Available
Lakeview Village
3115 Sweetwater Springs Blvd
Spring Valley, CA | Spring Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,932
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
1035 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 6:32 AM
Quiet, private community with two swimming pools, complimentary internet access, fitness center and tennis courts. Apartments feature in-home washer/dryer, designer accent walls, patio/balcony and dishwasher. Pet-friendly!
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10 Units Available
Villa Del Sol Apartments
5474 Reservoir Dr
San Diego, CA | College East
Studio
$1,625
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,875
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
980 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 6:15 AM
Welcome to Villa Del Sol Looking for a new home in San Diego, California? Look no further than Villa Del Sol. We don't just rent apartments, we cater to your lifestyle. From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting-edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a higher standard of living. Conveniently located near San Diego State University, you're next to trendy bars and restaurants, shopping, and parks. With easy access to I-8 you can be in Downtown San Diego or the white-sand beaches in minutes. Welcome home!
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7 Units Available
Hillside Terrace
3262 College Pl
Lemon Grove, CA | Lemon Grove
1 Bedroom
$1,696
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
797 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 6:14 AM
Spacious and recently renovated apartments with fireplace, patio and air conditioning. The pet-friendly community has a dog park plus a gym, pool and hot tub for their owners.
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4 Units Available
Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,695
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 6:01 AM
Gated community minutes away from Grossmont Center. Spacious apartments homes with designer amenities, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Full-time emergency maintenance and friendly on-site staff. Launch facility, open parking and available carports.
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2 Units Available
Trolley Palm
4302 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,950
936 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 4:04 AM
We are excited to announce, we are under new ownership and new management! Come check out our newly upgraded apartment homes. You will love living here. Call us today to schedule a tour of your new home!
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2 Units Available
Carlton Heights Villas
9705 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA | East Elliott
1 Bedroom
$1,679
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 4:03 AM
Welcome home to Carlton Heights Villas Apartments, a pristine rental community perfectly situated in a freeway-close, peaceful enclave of western Santee! Our community offers an irresistible combination of modern upgrades, attractive amenities, and professional management to make sure your every need is met. With our central location just 4 minutes from the 125 or the Mast Boulevard exit on the 52, as well as walking distance from Santee Lakes and local retailers, you're conveniently close to everything!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent for a pet-friendly apartment in El Cajon?
Rental prices for pet-friendly apartments in El Cajon range from $1,200 to $3,500 per month.
How many pet-friendly apartments are available for rent in El Cajon?
Currently, there are 10 pet-friendly apartments available for rent in El Cajon.
Are there any additional fees associated with renting a pet-friendly apartment in El Cajon?
Yes, most landlords and property management companies in El Cajon will ask for a refundable pet deposit. If there was no damage to the property caused by your pet, you should be able to recover the deposit at the end of your lease. Some rental properties in El Cajon may also charge monthly pet rent.
City Guide for El Cajon, CA

Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.

Full of exciting things to do (the Boardwalk, Lake Murray) and a great setting to do them in, El Cajon is a middle class city based on community values and active lifestyles. Though it may not be as frequented by tourists as its big sister city, San Diego, El Cajon’s laid back attitude is its biggest selling point. The great local eateries and small sports bars are also part of the appeal of this friendly California town. Residents live here for peace of mind and prime location. Thinking of relocating? Think inside “the box.” See more

What to keep in mind when looking for pet friendly apartments in El Cajon, CA

Renting pet-friendly apartments in El Cajon should offer peace of mind and convenience for our furry friends. It’s crucial to find an apartment that’ll work for both you and your pet. Before signing a pet-friendly apartment, take your time to study the layout and ask plenty of questions.

Some pet-friendly apartments in El Cajon may request a pet deposit or only accept certain dog breeds. You should also consider if the floors are hardwood or carpeted. Hardwood may be easier to clean-up fur and a mess but could mean your neighbors below hear the tapping of your dog running past. An outdoor balcony can also be ideal for a pet who needs some fresh air.

Consider the neighborhood of any pet-friendly apartments in El Cajon. Are they near a dog park or a vet? You should also research the rates of dog walkers in your area. It may be less expensive to move to a nearby neighborhood with a lower pet deposit, a better layout for your pet, and cheaper services.