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Air of the dog! Downtown high-rise opens rooftop pooch run

Winning catch: Chase returns his disc after chasing it down in the elevated dog run.
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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.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Tyler from pps says:
I want a puppy. :-/
April 27, 2016, 9:38 am
Joe from Greenpoint says:
Fetch rover!
April 30, 2016, 1:04 am

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