October 2018: Who Let the Dogs Out?

For those of you with four-legged best friends, this newsletter’s for you. Or rather, for them. Read on (to your dog) for some need-to-know info on living and dog owning in New York City.

The Story: A Woof Over Your Head

The Jump Off

It’s a good time to be a dog. In this market — slanting toward buyers and renters alike — your human companions can more easily find a place to call home. Sellers and landlords are willing to take higher risks just to move the properties, so give your humans a nudge and start the dog-house hunt.

The Process

That’s not to say all doggy doors are open. It’s important to sniff out the fine print when you’re looking through house rules and by-laws. Many buyers and renters might think that “pet friendly” is the end of the equation. Not so. It might mean cats and small dogs only — Retrievers and Shepherds need not apply. And “pets upon approval” means you better groom yourself well as it won’t just be your owners they’re interviewing. (Follow these links for more on important pet laws and interesting by-laws) A notable exception to all this: service animals do not fall under a building’s pet policy and you can move in with your human even in a no pets building.

The Wrap Up

We can help you find the best dog friendly buildings (with the best pet amenities in the best pet neighborhoods) and help you navigate the application and doggy interview process. Fetch your owner the phone and give us a call.

The Conversation Cheat Sheet: Give a Dog a Bone

Life in the city if you’re a four-legged fur ball can be great if you know where to go. There are plenty of restaurants that are pup friendly — some even cater to dogs! For pups that like to dress up, there’s also the 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest. Owner too busy? Here are some great places to get pampered or entertained for the day.

If you need to brush up on your skills (or just really want to please your human) get your diploma from this Doggie Academy. When you’re done, treat yourself to a romp in Prospect Park (or one of these dog friendly parks if you’re not in Brooklyn). And if you’ve just moved into a new home, show this list of the best doggie beds to your owners while they leaf through this book of designers and their dogs. While you’re daydreaming, consider this amazing new building that only lets in dog owners!

The Gabriele Moment: A Word from Jadan

My new family is awesome! I get long walks in the park, tons of play time and all the toys I could ask for. For naptime, I’ve found this sweet spot on the best couch in the house. At night, I’m working on getting to sleep in the big bed with Mommy and Daddy, though they’re still not convinced and Daddy’s got the “OFF” command pretty down. My humans take me to dog training classes where I teach them how to say “SIT” and “DROP IT” like they mean it and when they do a good job I let them pet my fur and they get so excited, it’s cute. And, when I’m just not in the mood, I give them the old “Who, ME?” puppy dog eyes and we’re all good. Yup, I’m living the life. But really, the best part is just getting all of those amazing hugs and always having someone around to play a good game of fetch!

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