‘Stray Voltage’ Is Shocking Dogs on City Sidewalks and Streets; How to Protect Your Pet — and Yourself

A frightening situation has been taking place in NYC recently; many dogs have experienced electric s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Naming a Dog Is Easier Than Naming a Child, But Don’t Look For Fido or Rex

While there are exceptions, such as the names of children of celebrities -- Apple, Spa … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Upper West Side Dog Cafe Will Indulge Humans and Their Best Friends

The Upper West Side has long been home to outdoor dog runs and indoor play spaces for children. But there's a new business coming that mixes … Read the rest of this entry >>

Woman Handcuffed and Jailed After Being Stopped for Walking Her Dogs Off-Leash

On Wednesday August 4th, shortly after noon, Dora Marchand, 29, a technology recruiter who had recently moved to NYC from San Francisco, lef … Read the rest of this entry >>

2 Local Restaurants Make List of City’s Most Pet-Friendly Spots

With outdoor dining having expanded throughout the neighborhood, there's more space for your pooch to join your al fresco p … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Tall, Well-Dressed’ Man With Black Leather Backpack Took Dachshund from Outside Store, Owner Says

Video camera footage showed a man taking a dog from outside the Garden of Eden Market on Broadway between 107th and 108th Street on M … Read the rest of this entry >>

Therapy Dogs Go to (Virtual) Prep School to Find New Ways to Help

The Good Dog Foundation, an organization that trains and certifies dog therapy teams and arranges for these teams to visit those in need, shifted its wo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pet Owners Stress About Sharp Rocks in Newly Renovated Dog Run

Friends of the Bull Moose Dog Run have encountered a new and unexpected snag. Located along the north side of the American Museum of Natural History, the dog run … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Dog Runs Will Reopen ‘Sometime This Week’; Here’s Where to Find Them on the UWS

Some readers went to the 87th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park on Monday morning, June 6th — the start of Phase 3, when dog runs and … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Tension Between Birdwatchers and Dogwalkers Was Simmering Even Before the #AmyCooper Incident

On May 25, a video taken by Chris Cooper went viral. Chris Cooper, who is Black, was out birding in the Ramble, in Central Park. Amy Cooper, who is White, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Getting the Weekend Started Early

A section of West End Avenue has been closed to traffic and two neighbors took advantage of the change to set up a pool in the middle of the block on Fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New World of Pet Care: Dog Businesses Struggle and A Vet Has Advice for Owners

Only a few weeks ago, dogs and owners were gathering for early morning and weekend play dates. Pups were eagerly anticipating weekday afternoon visits … Read the rest of this entry >>

Barnard Researcher Has Studied The Minds of Upper West Side Dogs, and They’re Way More Complicated Than You Think

Meet Alexandra Horowitz, long-time Upper West Sider, professor and senior research fellow at Barnard College, director of the Horowitz Dog Cognitio … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Make a Habit of Blessing Their Animals At St. Francis Celebrations

Throughout the weekend, Upper West Siders celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, with blessings and pet-centric ser … Read the rest of this entry >>

Do You Want to Volunteer With Your Dog? Become a Therapy Dog Team!

SPONSORED: You know how much your dog means to you. Now you can bring that support to others in the community. Therapy dogs are volunteering in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Leap is an Entrepreneur, Avid Admirer of Neighborhood Stoops

I was born on January 2nd and came home on a leap day, so that’s how I got my … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Erika and Cooper Promote Doggy Volunteerism

I would encourage any pups to serve as a volunteer, if they’re interested. It’s never too late to begin helping ot … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Hazel Loves Puppies and Pizza

We instantly connected the day he saw me. I think my tongue may have had something to do wit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Shoshana Loves Cheese, Begrudgingly Wears Her Doggy Raincoat

Perhaps I could interest you in some warm camembert with a funky rind that pairs nicely with a glass of earthy red … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Gary is a New Yorker with Southern Roots

I’m a Catahoula Leopard dog - the distinguished state dog of Louisiana! I’m mixed with a dash of a few other things, just like a nice jambalaya or étouf … Read the rest of this entry >>