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Loft Living is for the Dogs…Why Your FBF will LOVE Life in Detroit!

Posted on November 15th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Pets
So, it’s not just me. Little Dog also loves living in a Downtown Detroit luxury loft. Especially when she gets to go to a ‘Yappy Hour,’ like the one hosted by Pawstroll in the lobby of our building. I, of course, knew what we were walking into. Little Dog was completely unprepared to be fêted and petted. Okay. [...][...]

5 Ways to Pet-Proof Your Detroit Loft

Posted on April 10th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Pets
Having a pet in your apartment is a privilege that not all buildings offer. You need to take care not to abuse it by letting your furry friends have their way with flooring, walls, cabinets, or any other permanent fixtures. Here are just a few ways to respect the space and pet-proof your loft. 1. A boatload of [...][...]

How to Keep a Pet in a Detroit Loft Apartment

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 in Apartment Living, Pets
When you rent from the Lofts of Merchants Row or some other Detroit loft apartment, having a pet means putting down a pretty significant deposit (if it’s allowed at all). But because a loft apartment is pretty much defined by being not on ground level, it can be difficult to keep a pet — not all pets can [...][...]

Hot-Diggity-Dog…And We’re NOT Talking Coneys Detroit!

Posted on December 10th, 2015 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events, Pets
Anyone who knows me, or even briefly encounters me, eventually hears about Little Dog. Because, yes, I am all about Little Dog. The first question I am asked by people who live in Detroit, people who live outside Detroit but who are thinking of moving here, or people who work in Detroit is: “How hard is it to have [...][...]

No Tricks, Just Treats Purr-fect for Halloween in Detroit!

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Music, Pets
Detroit ‘D’ Pumpkin/Photo Credit: Jackie Barlow   Halloween, or All Souls’ Day, celebrations in America date back to Colonial times, where public ‘play parties’ marked the time of the harvest: making a night in Detroit—where good things are being sown and reaped every day—the perfect place [...][...]

Drinking with Dogs in Detroit: The Places You’ll Go, the People You’ll Meet with Your Pup in the City!

A Big Dog and a Little Dog walk into a bar… Alright, don’t wait for the punchline. That isn’t a joke. It’s what’s actually going to happen next Tuesday when Canine to Five kicks off their Drinking with Dogs summer event series in Detroit! Granted, most of the time when people hear ‘Detroit’ and [...][...]

8 Tips for Keeping Your Pets Apartment Friendly

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Apartment Living, Pets
Lots of apartments, including the Lofts, do our best to accommodate pets. After all, what brings more light into your life than a fuzzy little creature that loves you? But allowing pets into your life puts you in the role of ‘parent,’ which means it’s up to you to make sure your pet doesn’t [...][...]

Drinking (and More) with Dogs in Detroit!

Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events, Pets
Okay, so in the biggest association people make with Detroit and ‘dogs,’ the dogs are of the Coney variety. And the question becomes Lafayette or American? (The answer to that is ‘both’: I prefer Lafayette, but am dedicated to continually testing that position with repeated taste tests.) But this blog is [...][...]

Detroit is Going to the Dogs…Literally!

Posted on June 18th, 2012 in Detroit, Pets
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A few weeks ago I was stopped on the street by a passerby. No. It wasn’t to ask for money. It was so she could say hello to my dog. Who she called by name. While the woman’s face looked familiar and I’m generally pretty good at faces, I couldn’t place her. I am pretty sure the woman couldn’t exactly place [...][...]

Will pet skunks catch on in Detroit?

Posted on May 26th, 2011 in Detroit, Pets
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Every now and then a story catches our attention, and this one grabbed us for two reasons. One, it seems like such an odd thing to want to keep a skunk as a pet. And two, as we manage The Lofts, when will we see our first resident seeking to keep a skunk in their residence? Check out the story below, from [...][...]