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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

Pets in NYC
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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 NYC

New Yorkers open up about why they love their pets
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New Yorkers open up about why they love their pets

Animal lovers from across the five boroughs tell us exactly why they adore their furry (and feathery and scaly) little friends 

NYC pet Instagram accounts you need to follow
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NYC pet Instagram accounts you need to follow

Few things blow up on Instagram quite like a perfect shot of a ridiculously cute pet. Check out our favorites. 

New Yorkers on the adopted pets that changed their lives
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New Yorkers on the adopted pets that changed their lives

Take a peek into the lives of seven New Yorkers and their beloved (and darn cute) adopted dogs, cats and rabbits

How to turn your pet into a social media star
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How to turn your pet into a social media star

 You can live off your dog’s Instagram celebrity, people

12 things only pet owners in NYC will understand
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12 things only pet owners in NYC will understand

For you pet parents, here are a few things only you will understand

The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC
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The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC

Four-legged guests are more than welcome at these pet-friendly hotels in NYC with perks like private dog parks and spas

Dogs in NYC

The best dog parks in NYC
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The best dog parks in NYC

Give your dog the only thing it wants besides you: playtime with other pups 

The best dog-friendly restaurants in NYC
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The best dog-friendly restaurants in NYC

Don't leave Fido at home. Dine alongside your four-legged friend at these dog-friendly restaurants in NYC

The American Kennel Club is bringing a dog museum back to New York
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The American Kennel Club is bringing a dog museum back to New York

The Museum of the Dog is relocating to New York from St. Louis, bringing their collections to a city that goes ga-ga for pups

The Westminster Dog Show guide
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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

Interactive graphic shows every single dog name in the city
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Interactive graphic shows every single dog name in the city

Not only can you search for a specific name, you can also see which are the most popular

Check out the world’s coolest dog strolling around a train in Queens
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Check out the world’s coolest dog strolling around a train in Queens

This dog will get that promotion you've been working toward

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Cats in NYC

See adorable photos of New York men with their cats
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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

Check out beautiful photos of New York City girls and their cats
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Check out beautiful photos of New York City girls and their cats

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

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

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

Where to meet the cats of New York
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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

Our five favorite cats in movies
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Our five favorite cats in movies

These's never a bad time to watch cat videos

You’ll soon have four cat cafés to choose from in NYC
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You’ll soon have four cat cafés to choose from in NYC

Go forth, and live everyday as if it is caturday at these spots

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Nine summer events that animal lovers won’t want to miss
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Nine summer events that animal lovers won’t want to miss

A fashion show for dogs is returning to Park Slope
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A fashion show for dogs is returning to Park Slope

Check out these plans for a Bring Your Own Dog café in Brooklyn
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Check out these plans for a Bring Your Own Dog café in Brooklyn

12 adorable photos of dogs in sweaters
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12 adorable photos of dogs in sweaters

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

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

Judging the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade (2013)
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Judging the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade (2013)

 

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

 

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