– September 21, 2017

Luxury Buildings Woo Dog Owners with Promise of Indoor Walks in Winter

It was early Thursday when Ralph set out for his morning walk.

Via Crain's

The five-year-old, nearly 50-pound English bulldog resides with his owners at the Related Cos. building MiMA on the far West Side. But thanks to that building’s exclusive pet spa, Dog City, Ralph was able to take advantage of the indoor treadmill, and thus avoid the chilly November air.

 

Photo: Crain’s

 

Though it’s been growing for some 30 years, the pet care industry is still in its infancy, said Leya Ogihara, a canine expert who launched Dog City with Related in 2011. There are roughly 600,00o dogs living in the Big Apple, and demand for pet care services is growing, evidenced by the angry Yelp reviews from pet owners upset that Dog City is open only to residents of MiMA…

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