Pupper West Side: Phoebe Olive Is A Devoted Patron of Lincoln Center

Name: Phoebe Olive.

Age: It’s anybody’s guess…

Breed: Toy Poodle mix.

Profile/history: My parents spent some time considering whether they wanted to adopt a dog. Twenty years, in fact! After mutual agreement that a small white dog was not what they wanted, they found me at Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and it was magical – love at first sight! Previously, I’d spent some time living on the streets in North Carolina until I was rescued. Now I live on the Upper West Side – hands down, New York’s best neighborhood.

Daily routine: I sleep in a crate near my parents and I’ll usually wake up when they do and jump on the bed to say good morning. Dad and I are passionate about getting our steps in each day. I’d love to get a pup version of a Fitbit to track my personal records. Depending on the weather, we’ll walk between two and seven miles each day at least five days a week. On the weekends, we’ll get some rest and relaxation at our house in the Catskills. I like getting out the city and discovering new smells, romping around in the leaves, and curling up by a fire.

Loves: We live near Lincoln Center and are great supporters of the arts. I love classical music and dance. I also like to hang out there because tourists will often stop to pet me and take photos. And I enjoy doing yoga with Dad and lying on his chest when we lay out in the park.

Does not love: Big dogs occasionally spook me.

Favorite store/business on the UWS: Warby Parker on Columbus Avenue because the lovely young women there tend to fawn over me.

Favorite treat: V-Dog Breathbones.

Favorite park spot: Both Central Park and Riverside Park provide me with lots of smells and squirrels to chase. I just really enjoy being outside!

What is your favorite Lincoln Center activity? I think I would have to choose the New York Philharmonic. I enjoy listening to classical music and attending performances during the holiday season as well as the summer concert series that they hold each year in Central Park. Vivaldi is one of my absolute favorite composers and I would highly recommend listening to Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D Major to anyone interested in his work.

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If West Side Rag readers are interested in becoming pet owners, we encourage you to consider adopting or volunteering to be a foster parent with one of the many shelters and nonprofits based in and around New York City. These include but aren’t limited to: Muddy Paws RescueAnimal Lighthouse RescueAnimal Care Centers of NYCNYC ASPCAHumane Society of New YorkBideaweeSocial Tees; and Animal Haven.

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    1. Norma says:

      Love the story and the family photo! So sweet!

    2. Ellen Bates-Brackett says:

      Great picture and story of my friends!

    3. Ellen Bates-Brackett says:

      Also, Phoebe, you know that everybody smiles at you and stops you on the street to talk!

    4. Dan says:

      Nice article Phoebe and great photos too! Also I was totally excited to hear that you and I both love the Vivaldi Lute concerto! Hope to see you soon!

    5. Sarah says:

      Hooray! A Badass! Maybe now Pupper West Side can add them to their link roundup of rescues at the end of each post, hint hint.

      • PWS Reporter says:

        A great idea that I will be happy to incorporate into all of the forthcoming PWS profiles. Thank you! 🙂

    6. Sean says:

      We need a reality TV Show pronto called the real housewives of the UWS.