While many apartments and condos enact No Pets policies for their tenants, some rentals are adding on-site day care, dog-walking services, and grooming stations to make the properties more pet-friendly. These features appeal to a growing number of New Yorkers who consider pets an integral part of the family — and will do everything they can to live with their furry friends.
The New York Times wrote that many people view pets as their children, which causes them to buy or rent units with more space, and often at a higher price.
For example, the Times told the story of Bert Saville, who gave up the dream of living in a high floor with a grand view of the city. He instead chose a low-level floor, because it would better accommodate his Great Dane.