Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind. This includes your beloved pets.
More often than not, you encounter apartments in Singapore that would be perfect for you in all aspects, except that they are not pet-friendly. This is a common tribulation many pet-owners bump into while finding a property to rent.
Many landlords in Singapore don’t want to go through the hassle of accommodating pets because not all pet owners are responsible — think along the lines of noise complaints or property damages. To save you from tedious housing research, here is a list of pet-friendly accommodations for rent in Singapore.
Local co-living spaces
Before you start the hunt, we rounded up some tips for you to consider that might come in handy when you need to narrow down your search. The first and probably most promising place to look would be in co-living companies.
Not only do they provide pet-friendly apartments, their prices can also be value for money with all-inclusive rent, funishings and maintenance taken care of. If you’re looking for a hassle-free place, finding a home in a co-living space is a great option.
At Hmlet, we offer a wide range of pet-friendly apartments and accommodations that are available for short term lease (only requires a minimum of 3 months). These include centrally-located apartments like Hmlet Portofino (Newton), Hmlet Tiong Bahru Road (Tiong Bahru) and Hmlet Duet (Holland Village) just to name a few.
Most of our homes are close to pet-friendly and family-centric amenities that consist of vets, pet stores, shopping malls and public transportation options. To add to the list above, we have Hmlet Hamilton (Jalan Besar), our newest pet-friendly kid on the block that is well decked out, spacious and comes with a rooftop that's over 5,000sqm in size!
CP residence, like Hmlet, also offers specially-curated rooms around Singapore. You can opt for bedroom apartments or single studios. Locations where their apartments are situated include city fringe neighbourhoods like Boon Keng, Bukit Timah and Tiong Bahru. Facilities and amenities are all included.
Property listing platforms
Property listing platforms have endless pet-friendly options for you to choose from, even though you might wind up with little support should your landlord be blasé about pets. But if you're lucky, you might find a landlord who is just as into pets, which will make them likely to be more understanding.
The list of pet-friendly apartments posted on these platforms typically get updated every few weeks as landlords have access to posting available apartments throughout the year.
A well-known property site, PropertyGuru, will help widen your search for a pet-friendly home. A special component is its larger variety in the types of housing it offers — condominiums, HDB (Singapore's public housing), and landed apartments.
You can also dive deeper into apartments that are in specific locations, budget, location preferences and distance from the nearest train station. We didn't find a filter for pet-friendly apartments when we were searching for pet-friendly property to rent. However, we did find that keying in the words like ‘pet-friendly’ in the search bar, did surface some pretty good results.
99.co lists many apartments that are up for sale or rent. It can be a little tricky if you are choosing to rent a pet-friendly apartment on this site as you’ll have to reach out to the agent or landlord before knowing if the home that you’ve painstakingly short listed is pet-friendly. Having said that, we found that searching ‘pet-friendly’ in the search bar doesn't yield the best results.
Service apartments are also an option but they fall into the pricier end of the pet-friendly apartment spectrum. Despite this, they are worth looking into if you only need an accommodation for a short period and budget isn't an issue.
Spaces in service apartments tend to be larger as compared to hotels and this can give your pet more freedom to roam about without having to worry about them destroying your belongings.
Some service apartments in Singapore include Orchard Park Suites, Orchard Scotts Residence and of course, Hmlet Cantonment.
To sum up, there are plenty of pet-friendly apartments and accommodation in Singapore. If you do come across a property that doesn't explicitly state that they're pet-friendly, all you have to do is drop an email or text to the agent or landlord.
At Hmlet, we welcome you and your best scale, claw or paw pal(s). Get in touch with us to schedule a non-obligatory viewing to check out our many pet-friendly apartments.