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Hello and Woof-Woof to our wonderful dog families of NYC,

This season we are proud of give you a fun-filled, action packed snap-shot of activities you and your dog can look forward to in and around the world’s dog mecca- New York City. Whether you like to keep in local, are venturing in from out of town or are looking to just get your paws wet with a short day trip, we’ve got you covered.

Here are our TOP picks for this season:

Art & Pup Culture

1) Bark in the Park:

Sats, 4/19

Sat, 5/2

Sat, 5/16

While all the events are sold out on ticketmaster, we always recommend getting a ticket through The days festivities will begin with a dog parade (weather permitting) and a gathering for dogs and their people to mingle 2 hours before the game.  We can think of no other event more fun for baseball fans and those that appreciate the sport of keeping a close eye on the ball at all times, ahem.  For more info click here.

2) Walk Your Dog Photo Exhibition

An opportunity to admire the photographs of a group of over 40 local dogs as well as the creativity of their owners/photographers. Pet professionals will be there to answer your pet questions, refreshments, free samples, and more! Get here easily by taking the E train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike (just 20 mins from midtown) or by car (just 10 mins from midtown).


Sat. 4/18 (1-5pm) &

Sunday, 4/19 (noon to 5pm)

Dog Days and Cat Nights (118-25 Metropolitan Avenue, Kew Gardens).

Local Fare and Day Trips

3) Coney Island Boardwalk


Bring Fido to Coney Island, Brooklyn for a half day of fun on the boardwalk.

Join hundreds of dog owners on a leisurely day trip or half day trip to Coney Island boardwalk where dogs and their owners alike are enjoying the nice breeze of the Atlantic, delicious food (we recommend Paul’s Daughter) which just opened this past weekend.  Enjoy a famous Hot Dog at the WORLD FAMOUS  hot dog eating contest is every July w/your pup.
Weekdays or Weekends through October. Travel here easily by taking the F/Q Train to Coney Island or driving. Plenty of street parking on weekends before 11am.

4) Nyack


Entrance to dog friendly hike in Nyack, NY

Just 30 min north of Manhattan by car or Metro North we recommend Nyack as a lovely getaway family trip w/your pup.
Tailor made trip includes Fido Approved must stop by locations:
1)  Crystal on the Rocks- You and Fido can feel free to sniff around at this local crystal shop where the owner has dog treats for guests and can make custom dog pendants to assist your dog w/any ailment he/she may experience (separation anxiety, low appetite, fear of skateboards) you name it, she’ll make it.
2)  Local bakery is NOT dog friendly, but you can run in and get a dog treat for your pup.
3) Treck along the Hudson on a completely FLAT trail ideal for beginner hikers or those who enjoy a no frills walk w/basic work out shoes (no hiking shoes required).

5) Irvington / Dobbs Ferry


A nice spring walk on the Old Aqueduct Trail in Dobbs Ferry, NY

Take a weekend day to Irvington or Dobbs Ferry w/your city dog to Westchester’s cutest little Ferry Towns.  You can start in either Irvington at their train stop off Metro North or Dobbs Ferry’s train stop off Metro North.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll with plenty of shrubbery, trees, flowers and grass as well as historic homes along the famous Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.  This trail was built during the turn of the century to bring fresh water to Manhattan.  Walk for as little as 45 mins or as much as 3 hours.  Stop by in Irvington at the Black Cat Cafe (Fido Friendly seating outside) or Downtown Dobbs Ferry for a quick bite.


Outside Black Cat Cafe in Irvington, NY


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