This Apartment Complex in Denmark Only Allows Dog Owners to Live There

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Published: September 10, 2018
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An apartment complex that’s being built in Denmark will require that its tenants are dog owners. The apartment building is called “Hundehuset,” or “The Dog House.”

“There is demand from some dog owners who are tired of there being so many places where dogs are not allowed,” entrepreneur Niels Martin Viuff says, according to The Local.

Viuff plans to open 18 apartments in total, located in the Frederikssund Municipality in Denmark’s northern Zealand. He came up with the idea after speaking with locals.

“We want to meet the needs of dog owners. Many are very lonely,” he tells the outlet.

Viuff enlisted the help of the Danish Kennel Club, who provided him with an advisory group to help make decisions about the dog-friendly apartments. Some of their suggestions included tough flooring, easy-to-clean interiors and a dog bathing area in the gardens.

Not all dogs are allowed, however. “We want to have dogs that weigh a maximum of 45 kilograms. So we will be avoiding the largest breeds, so [the apartments] won’t be crowded with dogs. But if you have small dogs, more than one is fine,” he tells the outlet.

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