Dog WellnessDog Day Out: 21 Spots and Dog Parks to Visit in NYC

March 2, 2021by admin

We’re back with another city guide for you and your four-legged friend. This time, we’re taking over The Big Apple. We’ll cover iconic sites, hotels, restaurants, and dog parks in NYC. Are you ready? Here we go:

1. Everyone here is so cool and hip. They say it’s a tourist thing to do, but never miss out on the chance to take a snap with Lady Liberty!

Dog in front of Statue of Liberty

2. Central Park is a good place for walking around, bird watching, biking, and even riding a boat. You can take pictures of your pooch at the Alice In Wonderland statue or at the famous dog named Balto. Remember to leash your dog at all times.

Dog in Central Park

3. Aside from taking a snap at the famous Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can also go on dog runs, play sports, rollerskate, check out art, hang around the garden, or just sit on the lawn. There are plenty more things to do here.

Dogs in front of Brooklyn Bridge

4. Yes, pets and other service animals are allowed at the Staten Island Ferry as long as they are caged and/or muzzled.

Staten Island Ferry Dog

5. Feeling hungry from all the sightseeing? Shake Shack not only offers burgers, sandwiches, and refreshments, they also have special menu items for your dogs! The Bag O’ Bones — a doggie bag of five ShackBurger dog biscuits by Bocce’s Bakery, or the Pooch-ini — ShackBurger dog biscuits with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.

Dogs in Shake Shack NYC

6. Have a nice long hang-out sesh and pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Ask the staff about their Dogs of 9/11 exhibit to read and learn about courageous canines that played a big role during the disaster.

Dogs Memorial Museum NYC

7. Bushwick Bark carries healthy pet foods and holistic brands for dogs and cats and more. They also offer a full-service grooming salon and self-serve dog wash!
8. Bushwick K9, on the other hand, offers walking services, pet training, and dog boarding for your best friend.
9. One of the best places to bring your dog in NYC is Brooklyn’s Long Meadow Dog Beach. There are grassy fields nearby and the off-leash hours during early mornings and late evenings make it the perfect place to cool off.
10. Brooklyn Brewery allows you to bring a pet to their Tasting Room. If you want to go on the tour, however, you must leave your pup outside. If you’re just here for the pints and the pups then you’re golden.

Dogs in Brooklyn Brewery

11. During the summer Coney Island is the perfect crawling watering hole. When winter hits, you can still enjoy strolls down the boardwalk and food at the various establishments around it. Get a Weiner at Nathan’s Famous. 
12. Lower Manhattan is more than the suits walking around with their suitcases. Snap a pic with the Charging Bull!

Dog in front of Manhattan Bull

13. There are lots of things happening in Times Square. Cars, tourists, pedestrians, and almost any other thing you can think of so make sure your dog is on a leash or carrier. Yes, it’s a stressful place, but it’s worth the photo op.
14. You might not be able to watch Cats with your dog on Broadway, but the giant, multi-colored statues of dogs the city installed last year is a pleasant consolation.

Dog in Broadway

15. Water4Dogs is a rehabilitation center that offers hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, advanced modalities, manual therapy, and comprehensive assessments.

Water 4 Dogs NYC

16. Speaking of pictures, have you gotten your dog photographed by a professional? Now’s your chance at NYC Pet Photographer Studios in Long Island.

Dogs in NYC Beach

17. You can bring a pet or serviced animal to ride trains at Grand Central. As long as it’s during off-peak hours and they’re in a carrier so as not to bother other passengers. You should also consider the size of your pet because the trains could be really packed.
18. Canine Styles is NYC’s oldest and finest dog emporium. They offer world-class grooming as well as premium pet products and accessories like collars, harnesses, and even coats.

Canine Styles NYC

19. Looking for a place to stay during your New York visit? The Kimpton Muse Hotel is just one of the many dog-friendly hotels in the city. Tip: Flying to the west coast? Check out these dog-friendly spots in SFO.

Kimpton Muse Hotel Dogs

20. Ed Sullivan Theater? Elvis, The Beatles, and David Letterman all played here. Just a picture of your dog in front of that marquee will surely get a ton of likes on IG! Who knows you just might bump into someone famous.

Ed Sullivan Theater Dogs

21. Speaking of famous people, your odds of meeting a celebrity will surely double if you visit Madison Square Garden. You don’t have to watch a Knicks game, but just hanging at the former home of the Westminster Dog Show is definitely worth the trip. 

Landmarks, beaches, and NYC dog parks. Do you know other places to bring your dog in NYC? Let us know in the comments section.  


Featured image credits: @dogsofnyc on Instagram

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