Of course having a dog in New York city is not exactly like having one anywhere else. Taking them for walks and doing the poop pickup requires a little finessing, but New Yorkers love their dogs and any time of the day or night you will see them being walked through the streets, frolicking in dog parks and taken for a swim when the weather gets hot.
Not to mention meeting them in every apartment elevator you get into. In New York City’s 5 boroughs there are approximately 150 dog parks, most carefully supervised and kept clean by eagle eyed owners who treasure their canines too much to let them roam around in dirty surroundings. See the video for a list of the top NYC dog parks and meet up with some cheerful New Yorkers who really, really love their dogs. In NYC dog parks the canines are also on their best behaivour. You will almosty never see prolonged snarling or heaven forbid, an all in fight for dog supremacy. Quite how New York dogs ahve acquired such oustanding manners is a bit of a mystery but civility is definitely the rule at both the human and canine level in dog parks and on the streets.
Now there’s a new development in dog indulgence, private dog runs. Dogs and their owners are allowed in on an application basis only, the dogs have have a good temperament and be up to date with their immunizations and attend an orientation session before being issued with their own key to the park and being allowed to come and go. These new private dog parks apparently have long waiting lists. Annual fees are anything from $35-$120 and there are amenitites provided: toys, paper towels, poop bags, hand sanitizers and first aid supplies. Cleaning up after your pooch is of course mandatory.
Sounds not far from the open dog parks in NYC but with an extra level of specialness for those that like it. Here’a an article that provides a list of private dog parks in NYC:Private dog parks In NYC