Do you have 1 dog or 2? Some communities only allow one. What weight is your dog (or dogs)? Most of the condo communities that allow dogs have specific weight limits, some have height limits as well.
What price range are you considering? What range of monthly condo fees are you looking to stay within? Some of the communities may be 55+, would that work for you?
There are quite a few condo communities in Sarasota that allow the owner of the unit to have a dog, some allow 2 small dogs, within a wide range of prices.
The Meadows is known for it's condo, villa and townhome communities with mature landscaping, beautiful shade trees and a range of prices as well. Examples of communities there would be Sheffield Greene (1 dog), Sandleheath (1 pet max 15 lbs), Somerset (1 dog max 25 lbs), Weybridge (1 dog max 40 lbs) Village Lake (1 small), Villa Majorca (2 pets, max 12 inches in length), Wedgewood (1 dog max 25 lbs), Weybridge (1 dog max 15" high), Woodland (1 pet max 30 lbs).
Palm Aire at University Parkway also offers a number of condo and villa communities with mature landscaping, beautiful shade trees and a range of prices too. For example, The Gardens allows 1 pet max 20 lbs, Palm Aire at Sarasota villas allow 1 small pet, Eagle Creek allows 1 pet - no weight limit.
Center Gate villas allow 1 pet max 30 lbs. This one is a 55+ community.
In Palmer Ranch, Bella Villino allows 1 or 2 small pets depending on section, Plaza de Flores allows 1 pet max 35 lbs, Pinestone allows up to 2 pets - 1 dog or 2 cats, Serenade allows 1 dog or cat & does not specify weights.
These are just a few of the communities that I know the pet restrictions of without having to look them up in the MLS as I have been working with a number of condo buyers.
If you'd like more information about any of these condo communities or areas, please give me a call at (941) 726-7109.
Diane Christner, Realtor, GRI, SFR
Realty Executives Solutions,