A lot of apartment complexes don’t allow pets of any kind; some do, begrudgingly, but only if it’s tiny and quiet and you keep it out of the common areas.

And then there’s ilume Park.

The development in the heart of the gayborhood was conceived all along as a community of people and their four-legged family members. The property accepts all breeds and sizes of dogs (as well as cats); more than just tolerating them, though, ilume Park has programs specifically designed just for your pooch: a self-enclosed dog walk, two off-leash dog parks with year-round pet-turf (including a bone-shaped dog pool); and a professionally furnished dog grooming facility and canine lounge. There’s even a vending machine with dog goodies!

For busy residents, you can even take advantage of some of the for-fee amenities: the dog walking services (including overnight dogsitting!) or grab a complimentary Scooby snack in the lobby to pacify your pup.

— A.W.J.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 17, 2015.