Getting your beloved pooch the right amount of exercise can be difficult sometimes, especially if you’re too busy with school and work to have a consistent routine. Consequently, that walk around the block once or twice a day might not be enough to keep your dog in shape.

Ashley Gaudreau, owner of My Busy Dog, notes: “It definitely depends on the breed and how long the walk is. For smaller breeds, a regular walk is definitely sufficient. For larger, active breeds, a simple walk around the block would not be sufficient. They need a longer duration of exercise – and often running, playing fetch or swimming helps exercise them quickly.”

In honor of Canine Fitness Month, we’ve chosen 10 Greystar apartment communities that offer exceptional dog parks, pet amenities and surrounding areas to keep your four-legged friend happy and healthy.

Aston in Chicago, Illinois

Situated in the vibrant neighborhood of Streeterville and within walking distance of Chicago’s flagship attractions including Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier, Aston is an idyllic urban oasis for anyone looking to dwell in the heart of the Windy City. Don’t worry, either. This luxury apartment community treats four-legged friends exceptionally well. Whenever it gets too chilly to walk your pup, just stop by the ultra-convenient indoor dog park to let your pooch meet with his or her friends. During warmer weather, you and your dog can enjoy a pleasant jog along the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk a couple of blocks away.

Elan Flower Mound in Flower Mound, Texas

Elan Flower Mound is an upscale community nestled near beautiful Lake Grapevine, making it a peaceful retreat from the bustling Downtown Dallas. In addition to the abundance of scenic trails nearby, this community provides a well-kempt dog park for your furry pal to run around and play. If your buddy gets a little too dirty, just stop by the pet spa and give him or her a warm bath.

The Preserve at Travis Creek in Austin, Texas

Sitting on 64 acres of natural preserve with several surrounding hiking trails, The Preserve at Travis Creek Apartments in Austin makes an excellent choice for pet owners. On-site, this luxury community makes it easy to get your pup in great shape thanks to the ½-acre enclosed pet park with agility equipment. Along with a pet wash room, The Preserve also offers a doggie snack bar, so you can always let your dog know he or she is a good boy or girl.

Jefferson Hills Apartments in Framingham, Massachusetts

Discover contemporary charm when you and your companion call Jefferson Hills Apartments home. Your four-legged pal will love the expansive dog park with agility equipment, as well as the pet grooming station. When the sun is out, hop in the car, roll down the windows for your buddy and drive to Hopkinton, Callahan or Ashland State Park, all less than 7 miles away.

WaterMarke Tower in Los Angeles, California

You and your pup will truly feel like an A-list celebrity when you move into the 35-story Watermarke Tower in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and just steps away from L.A. Live. Whenever you’re not running the streets with your pet, you can mix and mingle with other residents and pooches at the dog park or soak up sprawling downtown views from the 75-foot rooftop pool. Don’t have time to walk your dog? A concierge can arrange for a pet-walking service just for you.

Courtney Ridge in Charlotte, North Carolina

With an off-leash bark park and an on-site pet bar station, Courtney Ridge will certainly have your dog’s tail wagging. Plus, you’re just a quick jog away from Renaissance Park, an open, outdoor space brimming with grassy fields and winding trails.

LIV Apartments in Bellevue, Washington

Let your furry friend burn off some energy at the enclosed dog run at LIV Apartments. Since it rains quite a bit up in the Bellevue-Seattle area, you’ll be thankful to have a complimentary pet grooming station to rinse the mud off your buddy. After a fun play session, kick back with your pooch on one of five rooftop decks as you take in the fresh Pacific Northwest air.

The Ellis in Savannah, Georgia

At The Ellis, your four-legged companion will feel peachy when roaming the expansive, lush bark park or getting pampered at the pet spa.  And with the historic downtown district just a mile away, this luxury community lets you and Fido easily experience Savannah’s renowned Southern charm and hospitality.

The Grand Apartments in Denver, Colorado

Offering a dog run, paw spa and awe-inspiring views of Downtown Denver, The Grand will have your furry family member on cloud nine in the Mile High City. To top it all off, this urban apartment community is only a short stroll away from Railyard Dog Park, Confluence Park and Commons Park.

Artisan Laguna Beach

Along with its off-leash dog park, Artisan Laguna Beach provides a prime location near several beaches, coves and canyon trails, giving you and your pup plenty of options to explore and experience the SoCal lifestyle.

Dog running through obstacle course at pet-friendly apartment community

Other Blog Posts You Might Be Interested In

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