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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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365 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
(855) 825-4799
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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.

2. 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)

3. Trio Apartments

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670 W Wayman St
Chicago, IL 60661

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

4. The Coast

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345 E Wacker Dr Upper
Chicago, IL 60601

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

5. Aqua

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225 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 278-2020
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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

6. 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

7. The Shoreham

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400 E South Water St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 540-1050
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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

8. The Lex Chicago

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2138 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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

9. Terrazio

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1935 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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

10. Amli River North

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71 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654

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

11. 1225 Old Town

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1225 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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

12. Hubbard Place Apartments

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360 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654

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

13. SoNo East

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840 W Blackhawk St
Chicago, IL 60642-2501
(312) 664-8400
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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

1. K2

365 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

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.

365 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661

2. 500 Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL

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)

3. Trio Apartments

670 W Wayman St, Chicago, IL 60661

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

670 W Wayman St
Chicago, IL 60661

4. The Coast

345 E Wacker Dr Upper, Chicago, IL 60601

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

345 E Wacker Dr Upper
Chicago, IL 60601

5. Aqua

225 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

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

225 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

6. The Tides

Chicago, IL

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

7. The Shoreham

400 E South Water St, Chicago, IL 60601

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

400 E South Water St
Chicago, IL 60601

8. The Lex Chicago

2138 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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

2138 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

9. Terrazio

1935 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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

1935 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

10. Amli River North

71 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654

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

71 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654

11. 1225 Old Town

1225 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610

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

1225 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610

12. Hubbard Place Apartments

360 W Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654

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

360 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654

13. SoNo East

840 W Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL 60642-2501

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

840 W Blackhawk St
Chicago, IL 60642-2501