These dogs are living the high life!
The luxury Downtown building with its own subway entrance and coffee shop has now opened a heated rooftop dog run, and one tenant said the rare amenity had him paws-itively drooling over the residence.
“You don’t hear about a lot of buildings having dog runs,” said Charlie Galletti, who lives in Willoughby Street high-rise Ava Dobro and recently adopted a 12-week-old Visla named Chase. “It’s absolutely one of the reasons I wanted to live here.”
The puppy playpen is located on the third floor of the 58-story tower — the tallest in Brooklyn — owned by Avalon Bay Communities and is filled with the same pebbles used across the city’s dog parks.
The sky-high park is equipped with heat lamps for the winter, and the building’s maintenance team is armed with special dog-friendly salt that will melt away any yellow-stained snow, according to a rep for the company.
The building also sports a doggy spa with baths, a hairdryer, and a canine treadmill called “Jog-A-Dog.”
And a special self-washing “pee stone” stands at the entrance to the great upstairs outdoors, giving dogs a target to let their scent loose before flushing it away.
Galletti said he takes Chase out for a rooftop run at least three times a day to pal around with other pampered pooches and their owners.
“As a puppy, he’s socializing really well and in part it’s because of the dog run,” he said. “It’s also a great avenue to meet new people.”
The building’s human tenants can also run around without ever stepping foot on planet Earth — the rental building sports a gym with views of the Statue of Liberty for adults, and an “enchanted forest” themed playroom for kids.