NATIONAL POST | Condo canine spas: I’ll take the mani-pedi and milkbone package

NATIONAL POST | Condo canine spas: I’ll take the mani-pedi and milkbone package

Location and demographics aside, the interest in pet amenities indicates another shift in the condo market. As more people opt to buy into the condo lifestyle for the long-term (instead of as a stepping stone to a house) more are acquiring pets sooner.

To Mr. Brown, this indicates pet owners are more responsible, have greater respect for the buildings they live in, and that pets no longer come with the same issues they once did. He believes the increase of pets at Lifetime’s Liberty Village Lofts might be due to many owners working next door to the commercial spaces of Liberty Market building. “There’s a strong demand to live close to where you work,” he says, partly because of the opportunity to run home at lunch to care for your dog. That also tells him pet owners are becoming more responsible towards their pets, which translates into more respect for the buildings in which they live, thereby reducing the issues that used to come with pet ownership.

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