Gone to the Dogs

By on Oct 31, 2013 in News

Pet-friendly buildings are currently the cat’s meow (or the dog’sDog City with pets wagging tail, as it were)—and this trend doesn’t seem to be waning any time soon. And many property managers are going beyond being just pet friendly, and are offering amenities for the pets themselves. First came the dog runs. Then came the pet washing stations. Some communities even offer doggie day care and spa features for Fido. And residents are lapping it up!

In Chicago, Related Midwest’s new community 500 Lake Shore Drive is offering something special for residents who are pet owners. The company is offering an on-site pet service called Dog City, which offers a variety of services for these pampered pooches, such as dog walking, pet sitting, grooming, nutritional counseling, delivery of custom pet meals, vet visits and training services. There’s even a service for “paw-dicures.” And dogs aren’t the only ones who can get in on the action—the “paw-dicure” service is also available for cats.

These services makes it easier for residents who might work long hours or who are going away and don’t have anyone to take care of their dogs in their absence.

Several of the services offered are at an additional fee, but there are also some “self service” areas of Dog City where residents can use the pet grooming equipment and towel services. Sounds like the purr-fect amenity for pet lovers.

Jessica Fiur is News Editor at Multi-Housing News. Find more of her insights on multifamily living on the “What Renters Want” blog.