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Downtown Austin Real Estate Project Offers Amenities and Services to Four-legged Residents

Downtown Austin Real Estate Project Offers Amenities and Services to Four-legged Residents











Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2009

As people migrate towards urban areas and transition to high-rise living, one question frequently arises: “How do I care for my dog?” Knowing that pets are considered to be part of the family, The Austonian, Austin’s luxury condominium project, has developed a selection of building amenities and services geared towards families with pets.

The 56-story luxury high-rise condo includes a dog park and an area dedicated to pet grooming. Knowing that leaving the building is not always the most convenient alternative, a dog park offers a secured outside area on the 10th floor of the building. The surface of the park includes a Synlawn synthetic grass surface with a sanitary drainage system. Adjacent to the dog park is a pet grooming area with a raised bathing area where owners can groom their own pets or a professional groomer from locally-owned Dirty Dog can provide in-building grooming service. These spaces created for pets are part of the 40,000 square feet of amenities The Austonian offers and are supported by a 24/7 staff of Austonian Assistants.

The pet-friendly areas within the building are complemented by a selection of pet care services provided by locally-owned specialists.

Pet food delivery, personal shopping, pet sitting and taxi service to and from appointments outside the building are examples of services provided by Lofty Dog, which is headquartered two blocks away from The Austonian. Pet grooming is provided by Dirty Dog, which will provide professional, on-site grooming by appointment for a specified fee based on breed. There will also be a self-serve tub and dryer available if a quick bath or rinse-off is all that is needed.

Full-service veterinary care is provided by Austin Urban Vet Center, located just blocks from The Austonian at 710 West 5th Street. Austin Urban Vet Center will provide state-of-the-art veterinary medical, diagnostic and surgical services, dog play care services with indoor park, pet suite boarding services for dogs and cats, onsite grooming with Dirty Dog, and bakery services provided by Groovy Dog Bakery. Local veterinarian Dr. Erin Homburg and the experienced staff at Austin Urban Vet Center will also provide pet care education, canine rehabilitation services, dog training and holistic veterinary services to residents of The Austonian.

The Austonian is located in the heart of downtown Austin, adjacent to the 2nd Street District. The Hike and Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, which includes places for dogs to swim and play leash-free, is just two blocks away.

About The Austonian

Located at the corner of 2nd and Congress in Austin, Texas, The Austonian will be the pinnacle of downtown luxury living when it opens in spring 2010. Slated to be the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building in the western United States, The Austonian will offer panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. More than 40,000 square feet of private amenities are available to residents of The Austonian and include a 55th floor that can host parties from 15 to 200, a 56th floor dedicated to exercise and 10th-floor amenities ranging from poolside cabanas and kitchens to a 12-seat screening room.

The Austonian is the second North American luxury real estate project by Grupo Villar Mir (GVM), creators of the Mayakoba golf, hotel and residential resort located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. GVM has developed and sold over 7,000 individual residential condominium units and has controlling interest in Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL), which has built and sold over 20,000 residential condominium units over the past decade.

More information about The Austonian is available at http://www.theaustonian.com. Keep up with the latest news, notes and views regarding The Austonian on the development’s blog, http://www.theaustonianblog.com.

For additional information about The Austonian please contact Cile Montgomery at Giant Media, 512.462.4666 or cmontgomery (at) giantmediallc(dot)com.

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Austin Dog Alliance Launches ?Bow Wow Workouts? for Dogs and their Owners

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 11, 2010

Austin non-profit Austin Dog Alliance has found a “sweet spot” in attacking the “sweet tooth” and its notorious post-holiday after effects: seasonal weight-gain. Austin Dog Alliance officially launches its Bow Wow Workouts January 19th to help dogs, and their owners, establish an exercise regimen that promises tone muscles, less flab and lots of fun for all involved. Led by a Certified Personal Trainer and the Certified Professional Dog Trainers from Austin Dog Alliance, Bow Wow Workouts is made up of series of exercise routines that combine aerobic training with muscle-toning activities benefiting both dog and owner.

“We wanted Bow Wow Workouts to be a fresh approach to addressing the ongoing health issues related to overweight dogs,” says Debi Krakar, Executive Director of Austin Dog Alliance. “Obesity in dogs is often over looked but truly represents a serious threat to a dog’s health and well-being.”

According to Dr. Allen Codding, a Veterinarian based at the Anderson Mill Animal Clinic in north Austin, as many as 30% of adult dogs in America suffer from obesity. “This is a staggering figure when you factor in the many health problems that strike overweight dogs such as diabetes mellitus, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders,” observes Codding. “Obesity is not only a condition with grave consequences for the dog but it’s also a costly experience for owners. Trips to the vet that often result in prescriptions and special dietary formulations make life more burdensome for dogs and owners alike.”

For as little as $ 149 for a four week session, Bow Wow Workouts are a low-cost way to encourage an exercise regimen that leads to healthier and happier lives for Austin pets and their owners. Krakar notes that exercising with one’s dog comes with many benefits, not the least of which includes improved bonding between dog and human. A pilot session Austin Dog Alliance ran in November to test the program revealed a tendency among even the unruliest dogs to follow their human counterparts through the exercises with great care and attention.

“Dogs and humans are similar when it comes to physical exercise,” says Krakar. “The more we exercise, the better we feel. The more our dogs exercise, the healthier they become and more likely they are to behave in ways that promote a harmonious home environment.” Krakar expects Bow Wow Workouts to be popular given early feedback. Classes will be available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10 AM. “We want to give busy Austin families some fun ways to keep themselves and their canine cohorts in good health following a holiday season loaded with sweets and calories,” Krakar adds.

About Austin Dog Alliance

Austin Dog Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization with the mission of making dogs an integral part of the Central Texas community. The Austin Dog Alliance believes the bond between humans and dogs can be used to enhance the lives of families and benefit the community through hospital and nursing home visits, reading dog programs, and educational programs that enhance the self-esteem of our children. For more information about Austin Dog Alliance or to adopt a dog, volunteer as a foster family or receive certified dog training, call 512-335-7100.

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