Exclusive New East Village Club Is for Dogs

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Once riddled with squats and needles, Avenue A will soon be home to an upscale doggie day care called Ruff Club, where membership costs $149 a year and humans are provided with coffee, Wi-Fi, and the ability to check on their pets via "iPad kiosk." Pending admission, that is: A 90-minute temperament test is required, making dog ownership in New York City more complicated than having a preschooler — because at least kids can talk — and less likely to ever pay off when you're old.