Marcus Hiles Notes Importance Of Pet-Based Amenities

Jane Margolies explained in a Jan. 22, 2016 New York Times article the evolution of animal-oriented features from sporadic first appearances in 2000 to their prolific installations in 2016, noting, “When “pet spas” were introduced in high-end residential buildings a decade or so ago, they might have seemed like another flash-in-the-pan perk. But they’ve not only hung on like a dog with a bone, they’ve also evolved.” Treadmills, bone-shaped pools, visiting vets, spas, and groomers preferred by haute couture designers rule the day. A Los Angeles Times story from Aug. 8, 2014 enlightens readers on the ultimate trend: pet parents giving their charges a special space of their own, often even equipped with an en suite bath. One proud pet suite aficionado reasoned, “She’s a part of the family. Everybody else has a room — so does she.” The designation of a complete suite to the toys, leashes, grooming equipment, and other accessories needed for healthy, happy, pets keeps the remainder of the unit clean and organized, notes Marcus Hiles.

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