After a long, cold, snowy winter, summer is finally here! The best part about the warmer weather is that you can spend more time outside with your pets. Luckily, New York City is full of dog-friendly activities. From restaurants to bars to weekend leisure, read on for a list of activities you can do with your pup this summer!
Dog Friendly Restaurants
The Growler: Brews & Bites: If you love dogs, good drinks, and great food, this is the place for you. The Growler is a dog-themed tavern with an incredible selection of beer and draft cocktails. Plus, there’s an outdoor patio for you to enjoy it all with your dog.
Barking Dog Luncheonette: This Upper East Side restaurant has a shaded outdoor eating area, where bringing your dog is encouraged. The best part? They have a “doggie bar” – a flowing water fountain just for dogs!
Shake Shack at Washington Square Park: Known for their amazing burgers and thick milkshakes, this Shake Shack also offers a special doggie menu! You can get a bag of biscuits or a special Pooch-ini dessert for your dog, so you two can enjoy lunch together.
Puppy Prom: If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do with your saturday night, this is it! The Puppy Prom is just as it sounds: a prom for your and your dog. The event features a red carpet walk, a lip sync contest, and yes, the crowning of Prom King and Queen. Puppy Prom is a benefit for Yorkie 911, a rescue organization that is dedicated to saving yorkies and other small breed dogs.
The William Secord Gallery is an art gallery that specializes in dog and animal paintings, but they have many pup-themed pieces! You can bring your dog with you to browse and even discuss getting a portrait of your pet.
Brooklyn Cyclones Game (Bark in the Park): Take your dog out to the ballgame! On August 14, the Brooklyn Cyclones host their annual Bark in the Park event. For only $10, you and up to two of your dogs get to go watch the game, meet adoptables, and even get a rabies vaccination for your pup.
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