38 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in St. Helens, OR
Yes, the name St. Helens is referring to that St. Helens, as in Mt. St. Helens. The volcano is about a two-hour drive from the center of town, meaning this bedroom community is within striking distance of almost any outdoor pursuit one can imagine. If you like the idea of small-town life (and lower rents!) in the wild and wonderful Pacific Northwest but still want to be close to all the advantages of living in the big city, St. Helens may be the place for you.
To call it a sleepy town is no stretch -- the City of St. Helens, Oregon, has a page on its website dedicated to providing advice to residents who may encounter one of the coyotes that wander into town from time to time. Located on the banks of the Columbia River, St. Helens has a population of about 13,000 and is the largest town in Columbia County. It's within a two-hour drive of recreational opportunities on the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. It's also just 30-or-so miles from the urban centers of Longview and Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, meaning St. Helens residents are afforded all the benefits of living in a small town without feeling isolated from the rest of the world. See more
Finding an apartment in St. Helens 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.