7 Condos with Top-Tier Pet Amenities for Furry Friends
By: Emma Reynolds
Picture paw-fect pet amenities await at these luxury developments across the country. From San Francisco to Miami to New York, residential buildings are welcoming pets to live five-star lives like their owners. Amenities are no longer just for humans; instead, furry friends have their own selection of services, like pet spas, training, and grooming that will ensure they’re well taken care of.
Bark Buildings, an amenity program that partners with luxury condominiums and apartments to provide pet care services, organic dog treats, pet concierges, and local pet care recommendations, says that, according to research, 67% of U.S. households own at least one pet, and 79% of pet owners say their pet has brought them closer to their community.
“People absolutely love their pets, and they influence their biggest life decisions,” says Danit Zivan, who cofounded the brand with her brother Devir. “They even lean on their pets to socialize and spark relationships with new people. The pandemic has magnified all of this because people have gotten more pets, spent more time with the pets they do have, and are ready to get back to being social again.”
The more we operate from our homes, the easier life is for pet owners who have high-touch pet amenities within their building. Read on for some of the most impressive pet amenities available.
Hell’s Kitchen in New York City is having a moment. Conveniently located along the West Side Highway with easy access to the city’s attractions, the neighborhood has recently welcomed several luxury buildings, including The West. Located on 11th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets, The West is a 12-story luxury condominium building with hotel-style amenities and then some.
The building has partnered with premier NYC pet care company Throw Me A Bone to deliver services like dog walking, pet sitting, and training packages to the building’s pet owners. They also offer on-site grooming at the building’s pet spa. On the eighth floor, residents have access to a cute dog run, an open-air green space for pets to enjoy.
Asbury Ocean Club
Luxury living has arrived at the Jersey Shore with Asbury Ocean Club, a chic collection of oceanfront homes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The residences are designed with endless views of the Atlantic through floor-to-ceiling windows and chic neutral color palettes with bespoke design elements and high-quality materials, like marble, natural wood, and stone.
For pet owners, the outdoor spaces and wraparound terraces provide immediate access for you and your pets to enjoy the world outside. However, there is also a large pet washing station in a private room. Tru Blu K9000 Dog Wash is a self-serve pet washing machine with shampoo, conditioner, and a blow dryer, so no matter how sandy your dog gets after playing on the beach, they will be clean by the time they get into your home.
Turnberry Ocean Club
Turnberry Ocean Club has redefined luxury living in Miami on nearly every level, from the record-breaking triplex penthouses to multiple floors of five-star, resort-style amenities. It is grand in every sense of the word, and even pets can reap the benefits of the ocean views.
The Pet Retreat is part of the sky park on a penthouse-level floor that features luxury-level turf and designated water stations for your four-legged friends. The glass-enclosed park is great for doggy playdates and is conveniently located next to the residents-only sky lounge and wine vault. During your dog’s playdate, sip on your favorite glass of wine, mingle with your neighbors and their dogs, and take in the incredible ocean views.
There are few things Waterline Square doesn’t have. The headline-making luxury development in New York’s Upper West Side encompasses more than 100,000 square feet of amenities. Even dogs have their own slew of amenities for socializing, training, and spa time.
Colleen Safford, owner and founder of Far Fetched New York, recently opened her first private pup club in Waterline Square, exclusively for her members. Safford, who has trained Anna Wintour’s dogs, among others, is New York’s most sought-after dog whisperer. The facilities include an indoor playroom for dogs to socialize, which is outfitted with charming decor elements, a tunnel with turf, and other bridges and toys for dogs to enjoy with their new friends. There is also a dog washing salon and dog training studio, as well as an outdoor park with water features, gardens, and plenty of lawn space for dogs to run around.
Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
Leave it to the Four Seasons to make residents’ lives a little bit easier. The renowned hotelier recently launched the Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale with impeccable homes overlooking the ocean. Residents will have access to all the hotel’s amenities but also have their own five-star service.
For pet owners, amenities include a dedicated pet concierge for walking and washing services. There is also an on-call veterinarian who can provide house visits for your beloved animals so you can care for their health without ever leaving home.
Overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay, Missoni Baia is one of the latest additions to the city skyline. It is also affiliated with the renowned Italian fashion house Missoni, which has designed the interiors for the residences, fusing their legendary aesthetic with the vibrant culture of Miami. Residents are in for a stylish experience.
Even pets get the luxe treatment here, and there will be dog walking services, pet sitting services, and a pet spa on the fifth level. Dogs can be picked up by their dedicated groomer and returned to their sky-high residence after their treatment. Dog walkers and groomers are fully vetted and trained by Missoni Baia to learn about building protocols and safety. There are also several outdoor features for dogs and their owners to enjoy, such as a play lawn and outdoor deck.
Soaring above San Francisco, The Avery is a stunning luxury building with residential views overlooking either the city or the bay. The building also has more than 30,000 square feet of amenities, ranging from a massive indoor pool to an Equinox-curated fitness center, lounges, and private dining rooms. There is even a pet spa for your furry friends and a stylish outdoor space so your pets can enjoy the city in peace.