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Bow wow WOW for Broadway Barks | thepupdiary.com

15 Jul

We headed to Shubert Alley Saturday afternoon to check out the 15th annual Broadway Barks pet adoption event. We went early because it was hot outside and the event tends to get very crowded with people looking to adopt animals and meet Broadway stars.

Shubert Alley gets ready for Broadway Barks

Shubert Alley gets ready for Broadway Barks

Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, Broadway Barks has seen hundreds of animals find forever homes through this annual event. Animal shelters and rescue groups from the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals line the Alley and part of 45th Street with adoption information tables and adoptable animals. Mom was approached several times to see if we were available for adoption. Nope! But we both did have similar starts as shelter pups looking for homes! We wanted to spend the afternoon at the Stella & Chewy’s table looking for treats!

Bernadette Peters signs our book

Bernadette Peters signs our book

On Sunday, while shopping for dinner at our local pet shop, we met a doggy who had been adopted the day before at the event. He was so cute and had a sad story with a happy ending. Someone had left him in Brooklyn tied to a tree. Thankfully some kind folks found him and took him to BARC Shelter where he got care before his adoption. So happy he found his forever home! We’ll bark to that!!

D Pet Hotels hosts DOGumentary screening | thepupdiary.com

11 Jul

Popcorn, pups, and Pinot Grigio — a pawfect way to relax on a hot and steamy summer evening. Even more pawfect, the aforementioned treats were at D Pet Hotels in Chelsea for the special screening of The DOGumentary: New York City’s Most Talented Dogs. The short film, produced by Pet Vérité, featured dogs doing what they do best – playing, romping, skateboarding, loving, kissing, modeling . . . even hula hooping! Most touching to us were the rescue stories where we often wondered who rescued who.

Victoria and Gia Marie hula hoop

Victoria and Gia Marie hula hoop

Inspired by NYC’s pups who are involved in “everything from sports to fashion to charity work”, Pet Vérité sent out a casting call earlier this year looking for undiscovered amateur dogs to come in and show their talent. Dozens of dogs accepted the call and headed to D Pet Hotels in Chelsea to film. Pet Vérité captured so many cute and candid moments in The DOGumentary. We think a CATumentary should follow! If you’d like your own custom doggy video, check the Pet Vérité website for details.

City Dog Expert features NYC dog-friendly homes | thepupdiary.com

9 Jul

When City Dog Expert asked to showcase our New York City dog-friendly apartment in her feature “Boudoir Interview” series, we said sure! You’ll never see our small lair in House Beautiful, but we do try to make good use of space. And it’s fun to see how other doggies live in the big city! From Park Avenue pups to Brooklyn barkers to canines in Queens — doggy living quarters can be as diverse as all of the different breeds, but there are usually a few things in common. The need for space, storage, and more space!

Container Store door storage

Container Store door storage

A few of our tips:

-We use Container Store Elfa door storage racks to keep our doggy “stuff” in one area of the apartment
-We buy gently used furniture items from The Salvation Army (West 46th Street between 10th and 11th Aves) . . . they always have a great selection at low prices
-We donate all of our unused doggy items to Rock & Rawhide — they have drop boxes at local Petco stores
-We keep a Critter Zone air purifier going to cut down on odors
-We follow the “rule” when one item comes into the house, one item must leave the house . . .

A big thanks to City Dog Expert for interviewing us!

Window to the World

Window to the World

Our friend is NYer of the week | thepupdiary.com

27 Jun

We were so happy that our friend, Audrey Hendler was recognized as NYer of the week by NY1 that we were jumping for joy. Literally!

Jumping to celebrate Audrey Hendler as NYer of the week

Jumping to celebrate Audrey Hendler as NYer of the week

Audrey was recognized for A Fair Shake for Youth a nonprofit program she founded in 2010 where trained therapy dogs visit schools and other settings to help students improve their social and behavioral skills. We have been volunteering with the program for the past 2 years and are proud of Audrey for receiving this well deserved recognition! Check out her segment that aired on NY1 earlier this month.

If you would like to learn more about A Fair Shake for Youth or volunteer with them, visit their web site for contact information.

Dog-friendly ferry ride on New York’s East River | thepupdiary.com

24 Jun

We don’t have to go far for a dog-friendly cruise around Manhattan. Departing from east 34th Street, the East River Ferry allows dogs in bags, and at $4 per ride or $12 for a day pass, the ferry is a fun way to travel the city. (We use the stroller since it gives us more room and extra storage space.) Bring your camera for great views including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more!

On the East River Ferry

On the East River Ferry

We left 34th Street and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO for brunch at the dog-friendly Sunday Smorgasburg in the Tobacco Warehouse. (NOTE: The Saturday Smorgasburg in the East River State Park is not dog friendly.) The park offers beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, plenty of paths to explore, and 2 dog runs. Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome on the lawns. Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub have a cute walk-up cafe under the Brooklyn Bridge – a pawfect place to stop for a drink! It’s also fun to sit near the water and Jane’s Carousel.

Smorgasburg at the Tobacco Warehouse welcomes pups

Smorgasburg at the Tobacco Warehouse welcomes pups

From Brooklyn Bridge Park we took the ferry back to Manhattan and Wall Street/The South Street Seaport. We headed to our favorite doggy boutique with the best doggy snack bar, The Salty Paw, at the end of Pier 17. From there we checked out the new SmorgasBar, part of the Seaport’s SEE/CHANGE lineup for this summer. SmorgasBar is open daily through October. The Seaport will show outdoor movies every week during the summer and also has new retail container pop-up shops. We headed a few blocks north to check out the New Amsterdam Market and then back to the ferry for our trip to 34th Street. A fun day on the water!