By Josie  February 25th, 2024

Things New Yorkers Should Consider Before Getting a Dog

Bringing a wonderful furry companion into your life is always a big decision, but if you’re a New Yorker there are some additional things that you need to consider before getting a dog.

This commitment means adapting your life to include your furry friend in daily activities, vacations, and long-term plans.

#1 Long-Term Commitment

Breeds like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, French Bulldog, and Greyhound are celebrated for their city living adaptability.

#2 Consider Breeds

In New York City, finding a no-fee, pet-friendly apartment can significantly cut down on moving and living expenses.

#3 Apartment Hunting

Small to medium breeds with calm dispositions, such as French Bulldogs and Pugs, are often preferred by landlords.

#4 Choose a Breed Accepted by Landlords

Before getting a dog it’s vital that you familiarize yourself with NYC’s dog laws, including leash requirements, vaccination mandates, and designated off-leash areas.

#5 Know the Law

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) allows dogs on the subway as long as they can fit into a carry bag.

#6 Consider Subway-Compatability

In a bustling city like New York, proper socialization is key for your dog’s ability to handle crowded spaces

#7 Prioritize Socilization

Exploring dog-friendly dining options allows you to enjoy the city’s culinary delights alongside your furry companion.

#8 Research Dog Friendly Restaurants

When researching parks, it’s essential to look for information about off-leash hours and specific dog run areas

#9 Research Dog Parks

The city’s streets can expose dogs to pollutants and debris, making regular baths, nail trims, and fur grooming essential.

#10 Remember Grooming

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