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UPPER WEST SIDE (PIX11) -- It's a doggone shame, according to some neighbors, that this swanky Upper West Side rental building has a pooch policy that means little Fluffy, Fido or FiFi can't lay a paw on the glistening new marble floors of Hawthorne Park on West 62nd Street.

The dogmatic doormen make sure that hounds are hoisted into renter's arms as bowsers cross the lobby and head to the service elevator.

"I'd rather have some dogs walk on the lobby floor than some people I know," Connie Adams, a neighbor who live in a nearby building told PIX 11.

The hoi polloi in this hoity-toity building also can't have hefty hounds that weigh above the 15-pound mark.

In this 339 unit apartment building, that isn't quite finished, where one bedrooms start at $5,000 a month, there's a lot of canine controversy about these "ruff" rules.

Some believe the new rule is ridiculous, but an unnamed resident of the building said "It's a great policy. I wish they didn't allow dogs."

Glenwood Management was not available for comment.