Where a Dog’s Life Means Luxury Living

More luxury developments are trying to be dog friendly to fill the niche for the luxury pet crowd. These buildings have everything from “leash-free” areas and nice dog runs to doggy day spas and doggy exercise classes. 

  1. Ritz Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. Amenities: leash-free dog park; pet spa with grooming and dental care; shaded walkways (pictured). Photo: LIONHEART CAPITAL
  2. MiMa, New York, N.Y. Amentities: Dog City (pictured), a 1,000 sq. ft. members-only club for dogs, which includes a terrace with a dog-bone shaped pool (for summer use), indoor doggy daycare, ability to schedule playdates with other doggy members, doggy yoga, treadmill sessions, montly ear wash and “pawdicure,” daily pet behavior report cards; monthly walking packages; overnight dog sitting. Photo: GIL GILBERT
  3. The Austonian, Austin, Texas. Amenities: 600 sq. ft. outdoor dog park with comfortable seating; self-service grooming room (pictured) which includes grooming tables, bathtubs, as well as free shampoo, conditioner, and towels. Photo: THOMAS MCCONNELL
  4. City Market at O, Washington, D.C. Amenities: rooftop dog-run with synthetic turf, decorative fire hydrants, water fountain, and couches; pet grooming area which includes two tubs and a drying station; “yappy hour” social mixers held in building for dogs and their owners. Photo: MARK SILVA
  5. Buddy on the rooftop dog run at City Market at O, Washington D.C. Photo: KATHY LYNNE RYDER
  6. Dogs enjoying he rooftop dog run at City Market at O, Washington D.C. Photo: JOEL REGIGNANO