In a Jan. 22, 2016 New York Times report, journalist Jane Margolies discussed the evolution of animal-oriented features from sporadic early appearances in 2000 to prominent installations in 2016, noting, “When “pet spas” were introduced in high-end residential buildings a decade or so ago, they might have seemed like another flash-in-the-pan perk. But they’ve not only hung on like a dog with a bone, they’ve also evolved.” Spas, fitness centers, bone-shaped pools, visiting vets, and groomers used by haute couture designers dominate the day. A Los Angeles Times article from Aug. 8, 2014 showcases the ultimate luxury, with pet owners giving their charges a dedicated space of their own, often even equipped with an en suite bath. A particularly proud pet suite aficionado reasoned, “She’s a part of the family. Everybody else has a room — so does she.” The designation of a reserved area specifically for the toys, leashes, grooming equipment, and other accessories needed for healthy, happy, pets ensures the rest of the home is clean and organized.