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Grab the leases and crates, pet owners, you're moving out of your pet-hostile or pet-indifferent environment and into one of these trendsetting pet-first new rentals. The way things are headed in downtown Chicago, it won't be long before renters won't even bother to ask developers if the furry side of the family is welcome at a new building. But for now things like dog runs, doggie day care, in-house walking services, and dog treat vendors are still novelty and clear signifiers of yuppiedom. And guess what, provision of such amenities is a serious cash cow for developers (how much extra rent is really warranted?). Walk through this pack of upscale properties on Curbed's Pet Amenity map. Oh, and though we didn't include them in the map it's a good idea to keep the several vintage rental high-rises fronting Belmont Harbor's dog beach in your back pocket.
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Pet Spoils: Kinzie Station's latest and last entry to the rental market has some overtly pet-friendly built-ins centered on a half-acre dog run that would outshine some neighborhood parks. Ancillary pet amenities include doggie day care, cat-sitting, and a walking service.Rent: $1,650 to more than $4,500.

500 Lake Shore Drive

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Pet Spoils: 500 Lake Shore Drive claims to have brought NYC-caliber rental amenities to Chicago, but it's not the only new building in the game. Pet amenities do go pretty far with a Dog City day care and medical facility, walking service, and a ground-level dog run.Rent: $1,795 to more than $18,000 (not a typo)

Trio Apartments

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Pet Spoils: Trio, as part of Kinzie Station, enjoys access to a community dog run and dog park.Rent: $1,800 to more than $8,500

The Coast

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Rent: The newest completed construction in the fantasyland that is Magellan's Lakeshore East, Coast renters gain access to the 6-acre park at the development's center with its sizable dog run. Pet owners must mind stated size limitations.Rent: $1,700 to more than $5,000

Pet Spoils: Aqua is another spoke in master-planned Lakeshore East, and has a mix of rentals, condos, and hotel. As with Coast, the pet amenities are external but ample.Rent: $1,400 to more than $4,000

The Tides

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Pet Spoils: The Tides is a wise elder of Lakeshore East, and furnishes the same outdoor dog amenity package as its neighboring condo and rental buildings.Rent: $1,950 to more than $3,800

The Shoreham

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Pet Spoils: More of the same here (see Aqua, Coast, et al): central park & dog run; lakefront trail proximity; and an in-house rent-to-own program.Rent: $1,375 to more than $3,400

The Lex Chicago

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The South Loop's Lex has a private dog run located near "the playground", where pool & grilling stand in for monkey bars.Rent: $1,500 to more than $3,400

Terrazio

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Pet Spoils: The Terrazio is also in the South Loop and also boasts a dog run for residents.Rent: $1,550 to about $2,800

Amli River North

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Pet Spoils: Newly christened AMLI River North is a clunky piece of architecture with a killer amenity spread; dogs included. The 12th-floor amenity deck carves out space for a compact dog run.Rent: $1,750 to more than $7,000

1225 Old Town

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Pet Spoils: Of course 1225 Old Town apartments has a landscaped dog run-- any new 'luxury lifestyle' building wouldn't be caught dead without one. And it's a good thing, too, since there's a dearth of park space within a half-mile radius.Rent: $1,700 to more than $5,000

Hubbard Place Apartments

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Hubbard Place is trying to endear itself to the River North community, even as it makes enemies with its controversial creamsicle-colored building-side color splash and enormous parking garage. The diverse amenity package helps with young, moderately affluent renters, and includes a public dog run underway to the north of the building.Rent: $1,500 to more than $3,700

SoNo East

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The rental half of Clybourn Corridor's SoNo tower duo, the sleek 22-story SoNo East opened last year with a blitz of amenities. For the furry ones, there's an enclosed dog run.Rent: $1,875 to well over $2,650

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Pet Spoils: Kinzie Station's latest and last entry to the rental market has some overtly pet-friendly built-ins centered on a half-acre dog run that would outshine some neighborhood parks. Ancillary pet amenities include doggie day care, cat-sitting, and a walking service.Rent: $1,650 to more than $4,500.

500 Lake Shore Drive

Pet Spoils: 500 Lake Shore Drive claims to have brought NYC-caliber rental amenities to Chicago, but it's not the only new building in the game. Pet amenities do go pretty far with a Dog City day care and medical facility, walking service, and a ground-level dog run.Rent: $1,795 to more than $18,000 (not a typo)

Trio Apartments

Pet Spoils: Trio, as part of Kinzie Station, enjoys access to a community dog run and dog park.Rent: $1,800 to more than $8,500

The Coast

Rent: The newest completed construction in the fantasyland that is Magellan's Lakeshore East, Coast renters gain access to the 6-acre park at the development's center with its sizable dog run. Pet owners must mind stated size limitations.Rent: $1,700 to more than $5,000

Aqua

Pet Spoils: Aqua is another spoke in master-planned Lakeshore East, and has a mix of rentals, condos, and hotel. As with Coast, the pet amenities are external but ample.Rent: $1,400 to more than $4,000

The Tides

Pet Spoils: The Tides is a wise elder of Lakeshore East, and furnishes the same outdoor dog amenity package as its neighboring condo and rental buildings.Rent: $1,950 to more than $3,800

The Shoreham

Pet Spoils: More of the same here (see Aqua, Coast, et al): central park & dog run; lakefront trail proximity; and an in-house rent-to-own program.Rent: $1,375 to more than $3,400

The Lex Chicago

The South Loop's Lex has a private dog run located near "the playground", where pool & grilling stand in for monkey bars.Rent: $1,500 to more than $3,400

Terrazio

Pet Spoils: The Terrazio is also in the South Loop and also boasts a dog run for residents.Rent: $1,550 to about $2,800

Amli River North

Pet Spoils: Newly christened AMLI River North is a clunky piece of architecture with a killer amenity spread; dogs included. The 12th-floor amenity deck carves out space for a compact dog run.Rent: $1,750 to more than $7,000

1225 Old Town

Pet Spoils: Of course 1225 Old Town apartments has a landscaped dog run-- any new 'luxury lifestyle' building wouldn't be caught dead without one. And it's a good thing, too, since there's a dearth of park space within a half-mile radius.Rent: $1,700 to more than $5,000

Hubbard Place Apartments

Hubbard Place is trying to endear itself to the River North community, even as it makes enemies with its controversial creamsicle-colored building-side color splash and enormous parking garage. The diverse amenity package helps with young, moderately affluent renters, and includes a public dog run underway to the north of the building.Rent: $1,500 to more than $3,700

SoNo East

The rental half of Clybourn Corridor's SoNo tower duo, the sleek 22-story SoNo East opened last year with a blitz of amenities. For the furry ones, there's an enclosed dog run.Rent: $1,875 to well over $2,650