Manhattan is a city within a city, and this city loves dogs. From the Upper East Side to the Lower West, there are dozens of animal hospitals and vet clinics. If you add in the docs who do house calls, a Manhattan dog is set for life. With prime Manhattan eateries like the Barking Dog with a “dog bar” water fountain out front, what a wonderful life it is, too.
Inwood Hill Park is the oldest park in Manhattan, and comes complete with a fenced in dog run. It preserves some of the natural forest and salt marsh that used to make up Manhattan. This park is a high traffic destination, with many people who come to the park appreciate the cityscape even more once they’ve seen what it’s made from.
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Boat Basin Cafe is another Manhattan dining experience you can’t miss. Great food and a fantastic view, coupled with dog-friendly seating is a win, win, win! Day or night, Manhattan dogs have options for fun, health, and comfort.
The Upper West side is one of Manhattan’s prime residential areas. Fur-tunately, it is also home to several dog parks. The iconic Central Park is perfect for a stroll with your leashed pooch. But if he’s itching to run, take advantage of the off-leash hours. In 23 areas of the park, dogs can ditch the leash before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm. Riverside Park overlooks the Hudson River and has three off-leash areas. Choose between the West 72nd, West 87th and West 105th dog runs. Bull Moose Dog Run is also in the area. Situated inside the Theodore Roosevelt Park, this off leash area is right next to the Natural History Museum.
After walking the streets of the East Village with your four legged friend, stop off at the Tompkins Square Dog Run. This off-leash area was NYC’s first dog park and provides ample space for your pooch to get some exercise. A gated small dog area is a pawsome place for little pups to mingle. During the summer months, the pools in this park are a perfect way for your dog to beat the city heat. Be sure to visit Unleashed Spa. With both self-service and full service grooming options, this dog spa caters to all schedules. They also have a pickup and delivery service. After your pup gets pretty, let her choose a new toy from the retail shop.
Pack up your pup and head over to the historical Financial District for some afternoon exercise. Let your furry friend strut her stuff down Wall Street, or wander through the cobblestone streets that are lined with some of the city’s famed skyscrapers. After checking out the main thoroughfares of this financial hub, take a trip to the Fish Bridge Dog Run and let your dog enjoy some time off leash. Your four legged friend can shake off some energy or dip her paws in the pool. While you are in the area, take your dog for a walk across the infamous Brooklyn Bridge. She’ll love the puptastic views of the East River!
If it’s time for your four legged friend to get some exercise, Battery Park City is the place to be. Put a leash on your fur baby and take a stroll through Battery Park. At the most southern tip of Manhattan, this park has great views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take a seat and watch the ferries come and go, or wander through the beautiful gardens. There are also three neighborhood dog runs for your pup’s enjoyment. Sirius Dog Run is a popular spot for the residential canines in the area. If it’s too crowded, head over to North End Avenues Dog Run, or West Thames Street Dog Run. After a day in Battery Park City, your pup is sure to be doggone tired.