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10 Great Places To Bring Dogs In New York City

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Updated: 13 December 2016
Owning a dog in New York City is no walk in the park (even when it’s exactly that); you love your dog, and the last thing you want is for your furry pal to stay cooped up in a tiny one bedroom apartment all day. The good news is that with the warmer weather comes countless local activities for you to partake in with your canine companion.

Central Park

If you live in Manhattan, you know that Central Park is a great spot for any and all occasions. But did you know that designated spots in the park allow you to let your dog off the leash before 9 am and after 9 pm? There are 23 areas around Central Park for your dog to dig, sniff, roll, and run around without the confines of a leash – a great way to grab some fresh air and kickstart your day with your better half.

Central Park, New York, NY, USA

Prospect Park Dog Beach

Yes, summer is great. It means longer days, warmer afternoons, and a lot of outdoor fun. But don’t let your four-legged friend fry in the heat – take them to Prospect Park’s Dog Beach, where they can go for a dip or a swim with other furry pals. It’s a great place for both you and your pup to mingle.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA

SPOT Canine Club

Why not spoil your pooch? SPOT Canine Club is a facility that caters to even the grubbiest of dogs and sends them off looking and feeling their best. Pamper your dog with a ‘buff and puff’ (a doggy blowout) and some delicious treats at their dog bakery, which even includes dog ice cream. Treat yourself to some edible human cakes too so that your dog won’t be the only thing to leave happier.

SPOT Canine Club, 105 West 72nd Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 362 7387

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Bark In The Park

Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like baseball season, so why not bring your best bud along? Each year, the Brooklyn Cyclones host Bark in the Park, and this year it will be held on August 14th. From 2 pm until 5 pm, they have a pet adoption for those seeking a new canine companion. They also offer dog licensing and an ‘Emergency Preparedness Clinic’ in case you and your four-legged friend are caught in an emergency situation. Next is a pre-game parade around the field for you and your pooch. There will also be special performances by canine performers from Pawstars.

MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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