|New York city is a town of dogs and dog lovers.|
It’s a dog’s world in New York City, and there’s a laundry list of dog-friendly places –– think doggie daycares, spas, boutiques, and even a beach –– where Fido can tag along. That’s a good thing because pups of all breeds, shapes, and sizes populate the five boroughs. In fact, according to NYEDC, approximately 600,000 canines live in the Big Apple. That’s an awful lot of barks.
If you don’t live in NYC, you might think that the city isn’t conducive to owning a dog since most New Yorkers live in small apartments and don’t have backyards. Yes, we do live in apartments, and no, we don’t have the luxury of private backyards (for the most part). However, we do have amazing parks (Central Park, Prospect Park, Riverside Park, etc) that act as everybody’s backyard, and the city offers countless other outdoor spots that welcome our canine companions.
Besides the places that we can take our pups, New York dogs get a huge amount of socialization. They meet and make friends with other four-legged New Yorkers almost every day. On the Upper West Side where I live, Bogey has a pack of pooches he knows and likes to say hello to (sniff sniff) or hang out with. Woof!
If you live in NYC and you’re contemplating becoming a dog owner, or you own a dog and you’re thinking about making the move to NYC, then my latest article on Cubesmart’s NYC blog is for you. Check out some of the most dog-friendly places in New York City. And if you love dogs, don’t let living in New York City discourage you from becoming a proud puppy parent.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.
|Bogey makes a new friend in Central Park.|