I've made my way to Vancouver a number of times, by train and by car, and I have to say it's one of my favorite cities and is always a pleasure to visit. From their fab Stanley Park to amazing shopping (especially on Robson St.), really makes for a cool city to spend some time wandering around in. To me, Vancouver always seemed to be ahead of the trends when it came to sustainable living, and now, they are on point to start another trend for condo and apartment living: decks made for your pups built right into luxury apartments!

A 33-story high rise dubbed The Beasley, located in the trendy Yaletown district of downtown Vancouver, has a number of standard amenities that you would come to expect in any new development including a gym, meeting area, and outdoor patios for bbq's, but it's definitely the first of its kind dog deck that sets it apart from other surrounding high rises. To hear more about the unique feature, just


Located on the eighth floor, the 2,000-square-foot outdoor Dog Deck is not only bigger than most apartments here in SF, but boasts an area for your furry pals to run and play, places for you to sit and relax, plus a special doggie wash and grooming station so your poochies can get nice and clean before heading back inside. The development proves that pets are not only valued family members, but are a big factor in choosing your future residences. Although the Beasley isn't complete yet, homes are hitting the market soon for a 2011 move in date!

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