By David Brownell
Take a trip to Aspen, Colorado, Austin, Texas or Vancouver, British Columbia and you will find pet friendly amenities at every turn. From pet friendly restaurants to water bowls and treats available at local retailers, some cities are better than others at accommodating our four-legged companions. Las Vegas seems to be “coming around” and I am seeing I am seeing more restaurants that are “pet friendly.” One in particular, Lazy Dog Café, in Downtown Summerlin, offers a “pet friendly” menu. Dogs are welcomed to the restaurant's outdoor patio area as long as they are appropriately behaved. Here is an article about how high rise towers around the city are also becoming more pet conscious:
Tired of suburbia, Christine Carlson made the leap to high-rise condo living earlier this year.
“I was thinking of high rise-living for the last couple of years,” said Carlson, who moved into the Ogden in February. “Just seemed like a more streamlined way of life.”
One challenge to the move came in the form of Lord Fitzgerald — commonly known as Fitz — her 15-month-old Weimaraner. Ninety pounds of “pure love,” Fitz wasn’t accustomed to their new urban lifestyle.
“They are hunting dogs,” Carlson said. “They need to be busy.”
Carlson had to find urban outlets for Fitz beyond the small dog run located on the lower level of the building.
“I had to set up things in my life to make it work for him,” Carlson said, who developed a tight schedule to better meet Fitz’s needs, including working from home part time and daily exercise. “I really think it’s being consistent with them so they know they have a routine. I feel that is what saved me.”
Carlson and Fritz are part of a growing trend of urban residents with dogs changing the way people live in cities across the country.
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According to a 2015 American Pet Products Association survey, 79.7 million (out of a total 124.6 million) American households have pets, with just over 54 million of those accounting for 77.8 million canine companions. Considering that the 2010 U.S. Census reported that the nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent between 2000 and 2010, suggests that more of our nation’s canines are becoming urbanized.
Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington DC, said due to the increase in renters (38 million according to the National Multifamily Housing Council) developers have become more pet-friendly over the past decade.
“Twenty years ago, most apartments prohibited pets, but allowed smoking,” McMahon said. “Today, it is just the opposite. Many apartment buildings today allow pets and virtually all prohibit smoking.”
As part of this new pet-friendly environment, developers are incorporating amenities such as dog parks and washing stations.
“A few even have dog-walking services, pet groomers and agility stations in the building,” McMahon said of pet amenities offered nationally. “Other building managers sponsor pet-friendly events like pet-friendly cookouts.”
One Las Vegas, south of the Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, held a Halloween doggie parade through the lobby of the complex last year.
For the full story, visit: http://www.reviewjournal.com/real-estate-millions/las-vegas-high-rises-offer-pet-amenities
Las Vegas High Rise Pet Requirements:
• One Las Vegas, 8255 S Las Vegas Blvd: Two pets are allowed. No restriction on weight or breed. There are two enclosed areas; one about 930 square feet, offers agility equipment; the other has 1,100 square feet. A third area, not enclosed is 2,545 square feet.
• One Queensridge Place, 9103 Alta Drive: Pets are allowed. There are no restrictions on number of pets and no weight restrictions. Pit bull and pit bull mixes are restricted. There is a dog park on-site. All pets have to use the service elevator. No on-site grooming and no pet accommodations
• Park Towers, 1 Hughes Center Drive: No pet restrictions on number or weight. If you cannot carry your pet, must walk the pet through certain areas and only use the service elevator. No dog park on-site. A grass patch across from the valet is designated for pets.
• Sky Las Vegas, 2700 Las Vegas Blvd South: Two dogs are allowed with the combined weight of 80 pounds. Pit bulls and pit bull mixes are restricted. There is one dog park on-site.
• Mandarin Oriental, 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd.: Two dogs are allowed with the combined 60 pounds max. Pit bulls and pit bull mixes are restricted. There is one dog park on-site.
• The Ogden, 150 N Las Vegas Blvd.: There are no weight restrictions or max pets per unit. There is an enclosed dog run on-site. It is located two blocks away from the Hydrant Club, in downtown Las Vegas.
• Veer Towers, 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd.: Two pets up to 80 pounds are allowed. Breed restrictions include American bulldogs, Mastiffs, wolfdogs, Boerboels, Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa Inu, American Pit Bull Terrier, pit bulls, Dobermans, Rottweiler's and mixes of the above listed breeds. There is a dog park on-site.
• Platinum Hotel, 211 E Flamingo Road: Dogs up to 40 pounds combined weight for two dogs allowed, no breed restrictions. Owners are given dog bowls and complimentary wet dog food, there is a restroom area but not a dog park.
• Allure Las Vegas, 200 W. Sahara Ave.: No weight limit, max two dogs per unit allowed. Pit bull and pit bull mixes are restricted. There are two dog parks on site.
• Turnberry Towers, 222 Karen Ave.: No breed restrictions. Two dogs allowed up to 80 pound maximum. There isone dog park on site.
• Turnberry Place, 2747 Paradise Road: Two pets max, arrange weight of 80 pounds. One dog park on-site.
• Panorama Towers, 4525 Dean Martin Drive: Two pets per unit up to 50 pounds allowed. Two dog parks on-site — one for each tower.
• The Martin, 4471 Dean Martin Drive: Pet must be registered and have a copy of a photo. One dog park on-site.
• Newport Lofts, 200 Hoover Ave.: Pets are allowed but there are no pet amenities.
• Soho Lofts, 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd: Pets are allowed with no pet amenities offered.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
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