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For some downtown L.A. dogs, the living is easy

 For some downtown L.A. dogs, the living is easy
At the Camden in Hollywood, a “dog den” features a dog wash with a drying station and an off-leash gated space on the rooftop for canines and their owners to socialize; water bowls and treats are available throughout the property. (Darius Jenkins)

Downtown has gone to the dogs.

Apartments and condos in the heart of Los Angeles are boasting amenities for pets that would make most humans drool: free treats, spas, concierge services and dog-friendly on-site parks and rooftop decks.

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"[Apartment dwellers] were getting the workout facilities, the pool, every amenity they could want. But then they started saying, 'Oh, I have a dog,'" said Jim Jacobson, senior vice president of sales for Douglas Elliman Real Estate's development marketing.

Currently under construction, the company's sprawling Metropolis development in downtown Los Angeles will boast its own dog park with bathing and grooming facilities.

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"The dog park is not just a grassy area, either," said Jacobson. "We'll have tunnels the dogs can jump on and walk around."

Such pet-friendly offerings are especially important in dense downtown, where green spaces are few and far between.

But they're also cropping up throughout the city.

At the Camden in Hollywood, a "dog den" features a dog wash with a drying station and an off-leash gated space on the rooftop for canines and their owners to socialize; water bowls and treats are available throughout the property.

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"Dog-friendly amenities have become among the most requested [feature] nationwide," said Benjamin Brosseau, vice president of developer Camden Property Trust. "And developers are getting smarter about giving tenants what they want."

Here are some downtown properties that extend the welcome mat to man's best friend:

An artist rendering of the dog park at the Metropolis development, which is under construction.
An artist rendering of the dog park at the Metropolis development, which is under construction. (Neoscape)

Metropolis

Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units (in development)

Condos starting at $616,000

Dog park, grooming and washing stations

metropolislosangeles.com

The dog run at The Emerso
The dog run at The Emerso (The Emerson)

The Emerson

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Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units

Rents starting at $2,495 a month

Dog run, 24-hour pet spa with concierge service option

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Level has a concierge to walk residents’ dogs and a complimentary Treat Bar in the lobby.
Level has a concierge to walk residents’ dogs and a complimentary Treat Bar in the lobby. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Level

Fully furnished and equipped one- to three-bedroom units (also available for short stay)

Rents starting at $4,700 a month

Concierge to walk residents dogs; complimentary Treat Bar in the lobby; a new luxury dog bed and bowl as welcome gift to new tenants. A dog run is under construction.

stayinglevel.com

The pet-friendly Eighth & Grand features pet washing stations and a grooming area.
The pet-friendly Eighth & Grand features pet washing stations and a grooming area. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Eighth & Grand

One- to three-bedroom units

Rents starting at $2,210 a month

Pet washing stations and grooming area

eighthandgrandla.com

hotproperty@latimes.com

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