Downtown Indianapolis Apartments for a Pet-Friendly Lifestyle

Downtown might not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re searching for dog-friendly Indianapolis apartments, but it has a lot to offer dogs and their owners.


Many new apartments in downtown Indy welcome dogs (and cats). Apartments near IUPUI are close to walking trails, city parks, and White River State Park – plenty of spaces where dogs can get some exercise. A lot of businesses allow dogs on the premises, too.

Dog-Friendly Establishments

Metazoa Brewing Co. is one of the most animal-friendly destinations in Indianapolis – it donates 5 percent of its profits to animal welfare organizations around the United States. The brewery has no kitchen (food trucks visit frequently), so dogs and cats are welcome indoors. Behind the building is a fenced-in dog park that’s being remodeled and expanded in 2019.


Other establishments that allow dogs indoors include Hotel Tango Whiskey, Indiana City Brewing, and Fountain Square Brewery, and many downtown Indianapolis restaurants allow dogs in their outdoor patio areas.


Three Dog Bakery and City Dogs Grocery, both on Massachusetts Avenue, have fancy treats for dogs. City Dogs Grocery also carries toys and dog food.


A few downtown dog daycare facilities can take care of your pet while you’re at work or on vacation, and the one close to IUPUI offers baths and nail trims.

Canal and River Walks

The downtown Canal Walk – a 3-mile loop between Washington and St. Clair streets – is a great place for dog walks. You can find pet-friendly restaurants along the way with outdoor seating areas.


Mixed-use paths run along each bank of the White River. East of the river, the trail goes through White River State Park and connects with city trails that lead to Military Park, IUPUI, and other destinations.

Pet-Friendly Living on the White River

River West Flats has pet-friendly apartments within 2 miles of IUPUI – and we have our own dog park. Our apartments feature plank flooring in the main living areas, and roomy floor plans. Live comfortably with your pet, close to downtown activities and attractions, at River West Flats. To get more information about our pet policy, or to schedule a visit, please call (317) 743-2758.


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