News

A $35K suite for your pet? Home builder goes to the dogs

A $35K suite for your pet? Home builder goes to the dogs

THE SUITE LIFE: This photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option in every one. Photo: Associated Press/Standard Pacific Homes, A.G. Photography, Anthony Gomez

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yuppie puppies will feel right at home. Standard Pacific Homes is building houses that offer a pet suite as an option.

The company has 27 developments from Florida to California. The most upscale doggie digs include a step-in wash station, automatic feeder, large bunk-style bed and even a flat screen TV.

Company vice president Jeffrey Lake says pets are family.

Standard Pacific’s newest community is about 25 miles south of Los Angeles. Homes there start at $710,000. Lake says the pet spa option adds $35,000 to the price.

Recent Headlines

in National

Human remains found in search for missing UVa. student

hannahgraham

Searchers looking for Hannah Graham found human remains in a rural area, five weeks after she was last seen.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP956682787148

A look back on the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

worldseries

A look at some of this week's best moments in sports.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

fsu

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in National

VW recalls Jettas, Beetles

vw

Volkswagen is recalling more than 1 million cars worldwide.