Pomonok is a little neighborhood in the west section of Queens in the Kew Gardens Hills. It is bordered to the north by the Long Island Expressway and to the west by Queens College. This area was largely a golf course until the 1950s when it was developed into housing complexes.
There are plenty of businesses in this area to take care of your canine pal. The Boulevard Animal Clinic is available to provide veterinary care when you need it and Raw Dog Food offers both training and a raw food diet for your pampered pup. The 111 Happy Tails Dog Groom Corporation will have your lucky dog looking their best in no time!
If your dog has been having some trouble with behavior or is in need of a little more stimulation, Happy Pets NYC can provide training and enrichment while the nearby Underbridge Dog Run is the perfect place to let your dog run around!
Because this neighborhood is made up of planned housing developments, there are lots of places to enjoy walking away from traffic. Sidewalks tend to be very wide between complexes, so you can walk your pup on a relatively loose leash despite it being a heavily populated urban community. Inner courtyards have winding trails around raised grassy areas and plenty of trees. Because most of these housing developments are quite old, the trees tend to be mature and very attractive, providing plenty of shade. Unless you have excellent control on wheels, you may not want to try doing that in this neighborhood since it is so heavily populated.
For a change from the neighborhood walk, you only have a few blocks to go to Kissena Park. This lovely park has several ball fields, but it also has plenty of charming grassy clearings as well as forested areas and a pond to provide varied terrain for your pup.
There is plenty of grassy area and tree cover within Pomonok due to the planned apartment complexes, but for some real natural exploration, you don’t have too far to go. The lovely Kissena Park and connected Kissena Corridor Park both provide grassy fields as well as forested areas so that you and your dog can have extensive varied exploration. The little lake in this park is a great place to expose your pup to water.
You can follow the Kissena Corridor up to the gorgeous Queens Botanical Garden which connects to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. All of this connected parkway gives you miles of exploration without retracing your steps as well as exposing your dog to forest, grassland, and lakes. The Queens Zoo is here as well, so your dog can be stimulated by the sounds and smells of wildlife from within the zoo.