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The pets guide to NYC

We're officially pet-obsessed, you guys—and despite our tiny apartments, we couldn't be happier

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New Yorkers might live in cramped apartments, spend long hours at work and shell out big bucks on monthly rent, but one thing is certain—we still fiercely love our animals. There are more than 1.1 million of ’em in the city—roughly one furry companion for every three abodes—and that's just cats and dogs. From dog-friendly bars and pet-friendly hotels to the best places for pet adoption in NYC, here's our ultimate pet guide to living in Gotham with an adorable critter…or a few.

Pets in New York

Bars

The best dog-friendly bars

Get buzzed alongside your four-legged friend at these pooch-friendly watering holes

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The best pet adoption and foster centers in NYC

Save a cuddly creature in need and find your new best friend at these shelters and adoption centers around the city

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Shopping

The best pet stores in New York

If there’s one thing New Yorkers love most, it’s our pets

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Travel

The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC

Dogs (and other animal companions) are definitely allowed in these hotels offering pet-friendly accommodation

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The Westminster Dog Show guide

Here’s everything you need to know about the Westminster Dog Show (and fierce competition) in the city

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Where to meet the cats of New York

Want a kitty without the commitment? Just drop by these famous NYC establishments

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See adorable photos of New York men with their cats

Photographer David Williams captures the furry bond between dudes and their cat companions

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Check out beautiful photos of NYC girls and their cats

Photographer BriAnne Wills's gorgeous photo series shows the sweet bond between women and their furry pals

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Check out these photos of New York's cutest bodega cats

Adorable, scrappy corner-store kitties are just one of the things that make New York City great (and cute)

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More on pets in NYC

Things to do

The 30 best photos from the Halloween Dog Parade (2014)

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The 20 best photos from the Algonquin's cat fashion show (2014)

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Judging the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade (2013)

 

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AKC Meet the Breeds: The ultimate New York dog (2013)

 

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The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (2013)

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Broadway Barks connects stars and adorable dogs (2012)

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Adopt a NYC shelter dog for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (2012)

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Pet Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel (2012)

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Eve
Eve

It would be awesome if you could put more content here: Where to take pets out of the city, pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, stores, etc. Activities to do with your pet. Where else to go? Let me know if you need help. I would love for Obbie (my Westie) and I to be your guinea pigs. :)