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San Diego Humane Society

Housing Support and Information


San Diego pet-friendly housing list and links to agencies for support with a variety of issues related to renting with pets. 

  • 6 Steps to Finding Rental Housing That Will Welcome Your Dog
    While finding rental housing that welcomes all breeds and sizes of dogs can be challenging, here are proven tips to help give dog guardians a leg up.
  • Emotional Support and Service Animals in Housing
    This page provides an overview of the difference between emotional support and service animals, rights to reasonable accommodations in housing for people with disabilities, documentation requirements and additional resources.
  • Housing and Pets: Frequently Asked Questions
    Covers topics related to housing: pet-friendly housing, rights to assistance animals, living in a vehicle, eviction and pet staying with friend or family member.
  • Housing Loss with a Pet
    Experiencing housing loss is challenging enough without separating from a pet, too. This guide offers information on accessing pet-friendly temporary shelters, hotels and permanent housing, as well as housing assistance programs and other resources.
  • Pet-Friendly Housing List
    Below is a list of pet-friendly housing in San Diego County. You can browse by area, or search for a specific zip code.
Useful Housing Links:
  • 211: Free, 24-hour confidential phone service and searchable online database that provides resources for essential services including food, housing and bill payment assistance.
  • Bring Fido: Website to search hotels that welcome pets, in addition to other pet-friendly spaces (restaurants, events, etc.)
  • Disability Rights California (DRC): Information about the different types of assistance animals and your legal right to a reasonable accommodation in housing; free legal assistance for people with disabilities.  
  • GoSection8.Com: National searchable database for affordable housing, including Section 8 rental housing and housing agency waiting lists.
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego: Free legal support for housing, including discrimination and eviction, as well as other issues.
  • My Pitbull is Family: National searchable database for rental properties without breed or size restrictions.
  • Rent Repayment Plans: Guidance for tenants looking to establish a repayment plan with their landlord. 
  • San Diego Housing Commission
    • Affordable Housing Resource Guide: San Diego Housing Commission's guide includes rental assistance programs and an affordable housing rental list. 
    • Homelessness Prevention & Diversion Program: Community members who are newly homeless or at risk of becoming homeless can receive assistance with staying in current housing or with identifying new housing options to avoid entering the shelter system.
    • Homelessness Response Center: Community members experiencing homelessness can visit the HRC (1401 Imperial Ave. San Diego 92101) for assistance with navigating the system to move towards long-term housing and to receive supportive services.
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