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15 Most Popular Pets Living in New York

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With World Pet Day around the corner, I started wondering what the most popular pets kept in iconic New York are. And of course what these little guys like doing in all of their free time, which most pet owners would agree is all the time! So, in no particular order, let’s have a look at the 15 most popular pets in New York.

1. French Bulldog

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These adorable dogs are officially the most popular pets in New York since 2022! And who are we to say anything else? Frenchies have sassy, yet loving personalities, who love attacking their toys! Spoil yours with a new toy they won’t easily destroy.

2. Golden Retriever

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Golden Retrievers bring love and playfulness to any home, no wonder they feature on our list of most popular pets in New York! Oh, and they love being brushed by their owners – which helps keep their seasonal shedding under control. 

3. Poodle

Royal Poodle showing its love for water. Image by Madrabothair via Deposit Photos
Royal Poodle showing its love for water. Image by Madrabothair via Deposit Photos

The poodle is loved by many and I’m not sure why, but they just suit New York! These curly-haired doggos are loved by many fashion icons and can pull off almost any outfit their owner dresses them in. So why not spoil them with a new one?  

4. Russian Blue Cat

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These beautiful cats are known for their high intelligence levels, making it important for them to be both physically and mentally stimulated to ensure that they are happy! Why not spoil your Russian blue with a brand-new toy

5. Goldfish

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Goldfish are a popular starter pets in many homes, especially those with young children or where other pets aren’t allowed. Maybe you are looking to get one, or just want to spoil yours with a new home, but have a look here

6. Guinea Pigs

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Popular in classrooms around the world, Guinea Pigs are adorable pets. These gentle pets love a good cuddle from time to time and require decent-sized cages where they can spend the rest of their time. 

7. Rabbits

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Bunnies are another popular New York pet. These intelligent animals require a lot of attention and are very active – so children love having them around. Just remember to clean out their bedding enough!

8. Bulldog

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The big, squishy-faced bulldog brings a lot of personality and love into any home! Whether it be by howl-singing or looking way too cool in driving goggles. These doggos need some help cleaning their wrinkles to prevent skin irritation, you can do so by using wrinkle wipes!

9. Dachshund

Longhair dachshund puppy lying down on the carpet. Image by Hannamariah via

These affectionate dogs are great family dogs. Their tiny bodies don’t require a lot of exercise, but they tend to get very cold during winter. So, consider getting your dachshund a winter jacket to keep them warm. The bonus is that they look adorable! 

10. Main Coon Cat

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Their affectionate personality and large size led to the nickname ‘gentle giants’. These cats take a while to warm up to humans, but once they do their playful nature comes out! Why not ease the process with some snacks

11. Persian Cat

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These beautiful cats are the perfect addition to calm and caring households, as they are generally quite calm pets. However, they do need regular grooming to help them stay matt-free!

12. Domestic Shorthair Cat

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Everyone who has experienced a cat’s love knows it is real! The domestic shorthair cat is one of the most popular cat breeds in New York and suits well into family life. Although, they do need a scratching post to keep your furniture unharmed. 

13. Chihuahua

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These tiny dogs are the definition of dynamite, and they come in small packages! They are very energetic and happy to be with you, all the time. Here are some pet carriers so you can effortlessly take your chihuahua with you without worrying that they tire out.

14. Iguana

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The impressive-looking iguana is the most popular reptile amongst pet owners, due to their docile nature. However, they do require a lot of care and time, as they have very specific feeding and housing requirements. Look at this reptile home if you are considering one as a pet! 

15. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Portrait of lovely Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Image via depositphotos.

Not only are these dogs super cute, but they are loving lap dogs. Perfect for anyone who loves to cuddle! Use this brush during your spaniels’ weekly grooming session to help control their shedding. 

For now at least! Did you know that New Yorkers spoil their pets more than any other state? Which I’m sure the pets love, but we all know that the only thing your pet really needs is a safe and loving home. If you have a pet, go give them some extra cuddles on World Pet Day this week!

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