St. Louis real estate is red-hot, and people are not only looking of a home for themselves but also for their furry friends. St. Louis and St. Charles real estate is ranked sixth in the country for pet-friendliness.

So a homeowner can attract more buyers in this sellers market — and more cash from their home sale — by including in their listing some pet-friendly features.

In fact, people search our website frequently for dog-friendly rentals and apartments.

In some areas of the city, where luxury apartments abound, dog-friendly apartments can be a challenge to find. However, all over the Gateway to the West are dog parks, boutiques, pet-friendly walking trails, and even places to grab a drink or a bite to eat with your faithful companion.

In the following article, we’ll discuss some hot real estate areas with pet-friendly attractions and dog parks nearby.

Forest Park

The size and grandeur of Forest Park make this St. Louis destination one of the most significant real estate selling points, not only for dog owners but for many types of recreationists.

The park can brag 1,300 acres of well-maintained parkland and gardens. Much of Forest Park is a nature reserve and includes streams and lakes. Many of the cities iconic cultural institutions are stationed in and around the park, so there are also venues to challenge the mind and your legs.

A two-sided path allows for strolls and light jogging, and plenty of open fields allow for spaces to play with your pet.

Forest Park is a city gem and can boast 13 million visitors a year. That makes the park the sixth most visited park in the United States.

Check out the 6.5-mile loop trail for an easy, paved excursion with your pet.

Laumeier Sculpture Park 

Located in Sunset Hills, the Laumeier Sculpture Park is a popular destination for up-and-comers and longtime residents of St. Louis alike. The park sports 96 acres of dog-friendly terrain and three walking pathways and trails, all under a mile.

The park is founded around 40 artworks donated by St. Louis native Ernest Trova. Today, the park is operated by a private trust and the St. Louis parks departure. Expect to enjoy massive modern representations and playful flights of fancy at this world-renowned park.

The Bar K

Bar K (bark, get it?) is one of the newest and more fun places to take your four-legged friend in St. Louis. Located off the Berkley Parkway, Bar K offers unique features like membership services and professionally trained dogtenders to watch your pet while you have a drink in the restaurant.

This fun and exciting place to take your dog offers different types of memberships, or you can stop by and pay a guest fee. There are no breed restrictions, but the establishment asks that your pet does not have a history of attacking other animals and be up-to-date on its shots, among other requirements.

Dog-Friendly St. Louis Real Estate Abounds!

While we only scratched the surface of all the St. Louis real estate that caters to pets, there are plenty more properties and areas on our website for you to browse.

Of course, you can always contact the Sarah Bernard Realty Team, many are pet owners themselves. They can provide the insight into the best spots to take your dog and to help you find your next home.

Are you ready to get started? Contact the Sarah Bernard Realty Team to start your real estate search today.