39 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Prunedale, CA
"Prunedale's exact boundaries are somewhat confusing. Except for Prunedale's bounds with Elkhorn, an easy definition of Prunedale is: if a drop of water lands and it tends to run toward Langley Creek which flows along Highway 101, then that is Prunedale." - North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
Prunedale's history, like its residential boundaries, is unclear. According to local archives, the little community got its start c. 1900 when a prominent banker from nearby Watsonville took an interest in the area. Some say he was a postmaster-turned-banker, others that he was a banker-turned-postmaster. Yet others mention nothing of his propensity for letter-pitching. Most do agree that he was a savvy businessman who knew his investments. Either way, his affection for the area gave it the prominence that was needed, and roads and civilization soon followed. Equally mysterious, however, is the origin of its name, which most sources attribute to a failed attempt to grow plum trees in Prunedale's arid Mediterranean climate. Whether the town was named Prunedale before the plum tree disaster, or because of it, remains a mystery as well. But the little town just north of Salinas overlooking Monterey Bay remains one of Monterey County's best-kept secrets, with rambling romantic-sounding streets and sunny vistas that are often reminiscent of a Southern European hideaway, overlooking some of the best coastal scenery California has to offer. See more
Finding an apartment in Prunedale that accepts your pet may not be easy, but it’s very possible. Keep in mind, most of the time you’ll have to pay a premium for bringing your dog along in your new apartment. Some apartments require you to pay monthly pet rent, others will ask for a non-refundable pet fee or a refundable pet deposit.
While landlords and property management companies have varying pet policies, most of them limit the number of dogs you can bring to your apartment and include breed and weight restrictions.
If your pet falls under some of the restrictions outlined in the pet policy, it’s still worth asking the landlord if they can make an exception for your dog. Preparing a pet resume ahead of time could help you build the case for your furry friend. Make sure to include information on behavioral training your dog went through over the years and proof of vaccinations. If you can, include references from your former landlord and/or neighbors.