PET FRIENDLY: New York City Guide

If you’re lucky enough to live in New York or just planning a chic city break, make sure your hip hound is in the know before you touch down with our pet friendly guide to the Big Apple! StyleTails’ US correspondent and girl about town, Carly Woods, opens up her little black book of pet friendly places to eat, sleep, pamper and play in New York City.


EAT & DRINK 

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SHAKE SHACK

Known for its amazingly sloppy burgers and laid back eating style, Shake Shack now also offer doggy take out with their A Bag O’ Bones dog biscuits from the fabulous Bocce’s Bakery or eat in treats with Shake Shacks Pooch-ini desert of ShackBurger dog biscuits, vanilla custard and peanut butter sauce, both under $10 –  shakeshack.com

boccie's dog bakery

BOCCE’S BAKERY

Sold at some of the best dog hot spots in the city, Bocce’s Bakery biscuits are baked by hand and contain all natural ingredients as well as being preservative and chemical free. With flavours including Truffle Mac & Cheese, Green Juice and Apple Pie these healthy snacks will keep your pup going all day. At $9.50 be sure to pick up a bag on the go from your local WholeFoods or their many other stockists; boccesbakery.com

boat basic cafe dog friendly

THE BOAT BASIN CAFE

If you fancy heading for a nice walk along the Hudson, stop of at The Boat Basin Café for scenic views and a quick bite to eat with outdoor plus semi-indoor seating allowing your pet to stay close by. Tip, carry on up to 87th and hit the Riverside Park Dog Run.West 79th Street, NY; boatbasincafe.com

TOM & JERRY’S

A little bit off the beaten-track in Nolita you will find Tom & Jerry’s. A great downtown bar you can order take out to, enjoy free bar snacks and of course bring your pooch too. What more could you need to relax after a busy day site-seeing. 288 Elizabeth St, NY


ACCOMMODATION

The Soho Grand Dog Park

The Soho Grand Dog Park

 TRIBECCA GRAND & SOHO GRAND

Offering everything your pet needs from bedding, food, water, doggy bags and treats from Bocce’s Bakery all at no extra charge, The Tribecca and Soho Grand are our top picks on where to stay when in New York. As a guest you and your pooch are also free to access their very own Soho Grand Dog Park – designed by renowned garden designer Rebecca Cole (who’s also designed Oprah and the Clinton’s gardens). (310 West Broadway), open 7am-7pm every day. Prices start at around $300 per night. Tribecca Grand, 2 Avenue of the Americas, NY. Soho Grand, 310 West Broadway, NY; sohogrand.com

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ALOFT

If you are staying outside the city in Brooklyn Aloft is the place for you and your pet. With beds, bowls and complimentary snacks and toys your pet will feel right at home, and you won’t have to cart a doggy suitcase with you. Once unpacked make the most of the brilliant location and head for walkies over Brooklyn Bridge or explore more of Downtown Brooklyn. Prices start around $150 per night. 216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY; starwoodhotels.com

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70 PARK AVENUE HOTEL, MURRAY HILL

In a great dog-friendly neighbourhood, 70 Park Avenues Murray Hill hotel is also just a small stroll to Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and the iconic New York City Public Library. Services include a pet bed, food and water bowls and disposable bags all at no extra cost. This is the best hotel for those with larger fury friends as they handily have no size or weight restrictions. Prices start around $200 per night. 70 Park Avenue, NY; 70parkave.com

If you plan on travelling around the city with your dog remember you legally have to put your pooch in a carry bag when on the subway. Officially it should be “enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” When it comes to taxi’s most won’t have an issue, but a good tip should solve any issues! However for ease you could book one of the several pet transportation services available – Pet Taxi New York.


PAMPERING

 BISCUITS & BATH

With locations all over the city, Biscuits & Bath offer everything you might need while away from home. So if an emergency arises, you need a pet free day or you fancy giving your pooch a mini pamper look no further. Locations include Upper East & West, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village and Tribeca. Note – onsite vet. Prices start at $20

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THE SALTY PAW

Voted Best Groom Spa in NYC by Time Out NY and AMNY for two years in a row, The Salty Paw offers a great range of services, from standard bath and grooming to Colour Dyeing & Colour Rejuvenation as well as Blueberry Facials (naturally exfoliating and hydrating.) Situated in the quiet south street sea port, this really is a little getaway for your best friend. Prices start around $180. 38 Peck Slip, NY; thesaltypaw.com

DOGGY STYLEZ

Services include a bath service and full grooming service both incorporating an Oatmeal bath for your pooch – known for its nourishing and soothing properties for dry and itchy skin. Doggy Stylez professional groomers also provide doggy nail polish application, should your pet fancy a colourful mani, teeth brushing and flea/tick removal. Note – walk-ins welcome. Prices start from $65. 356 E 87th Street, NY; doggystylezny.com


SHOPPING

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NEW YORK DOG SHOP

With quite literally everything a dog could ever need, this small boutique feel shop offers great personalised products as well as NYC mementos. Top picks: Digital Camo Leash ($27.95) and I Love NY Hoodie ($25.95) 46 W 73RD Street, NY; thenewyorkdogshop.com

canine styles new york pet store

CANINE STYLES

Canine Styles isn’t your average dog supply store. Having been going strong for over 50 years and featured in Vogue, InStyle and The New York Times to name a few, they also produce two new collections a year. With 4 locations in New York, the original located on 830 Lexington Avenue, be sure to pick up something stylish for your pooch while in the city. Price start at $5; caninestyles.com

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FETCH CLUB

Quite literally a club, not only does Fetch have an amazing boutique offering handmade unique pieces, Fetch also offers training and fitness, a spa and salon, hotel as well as day and night clubs – be sure to pop along if you are downtown! Prices in store. 85 South Street, NY; fetchclub.com


PARKS & PLAY 

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PROSPECT PARK DOG BEACH

Located in the wonderful Prospect Park in Brooklyn, this only dog beach in New York is the best way to cool off your hot pooch – just remember to bring a towel if you aim to grab a cab back to the city…! Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

union square dog run

UNION SQUARE DOG RUN

After taking a stroll through the Union Square greenmarket let you dog take a break in one of the many dog runs throughout New York. If you need a bigger park head down 5th ave to Washington Square Park dog run instead. Both include water sources and benches for you to rest your weary feet too! Cross streets: Union Square West & E 15th

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RIVERSIDE PARK

For riverside views of the Hudson head over to Riverside park. Stretching from 72nd to 158th along the west side of the island the park contains three dog runs, 72nd, 87th and 105th. Cross streets: Riverside Dr & 72nd

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CENTRAL PARK

Of course this is a no brainer. So be sure to visit this iconic park on your trip and with no less than 23 leash free zones within the park as well as 13dog fountains for your pooch you will both enjoy a wonderful afternoon meeting new friends. Visit Central Park Paws for all information and locations.

Carly Wood is an English, New York-based freelance writer @CarlyAWoods 

Where are your favourite pet friendly places in New York City? Share them with us in the comments below!

Carly is a British beauty and lifestyle writer based in New York. A self confessed skincare enthusiast, fragrance buff and science geek, Carly reports on the latest grooming products and trends for pets, as well as the best in pet lifestyle from the US.

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