Now this is news we can all get excited about! An article this week in the New York Times shared an awesome trend that spells good news for people, and their pets. While many apartment buildings and residential complexes restrict or disallow pet ownership among residents, those that do open their doors to pets are now taking it to a whole new level. The article talks about many buildings in the city providing “pet spas,” where residents can groom or care for their pets. Today, these pet spas have expanded to larger sizes with more services for pets, from grooming to exams. Others have created large, fun pet play areas, offering pet day care and boarding amenities.
Those that may not have playrooms or other common spaces for animals and their humans are partnering with local pet services and businesses to offer special discounts, care and other perks. While the article focuses specifically on the New York City region, you can be sure that other cities will start to see the benefits and value of serving the pet owner community throughout the country. Cats may not be able to indulge in some of the amenities offered, like indoor play areas, but plenty of other services may be purr-fect for feline residents as well. What an awesome win for both people and pets everywhere!