The South Slope, sometimes known as South Park Slope, is a neighborhood in one of the five boroughs of New York, Brooklyn. It is bordered by Park Slope to the north and Greenwood to the south. Windsor Terrace is located just east of South Slope between Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. The Prospect Expressway runs centrally through the area, connecting it to other parts of the city including Manhattan via the Hugh L Carey Tunnel.
South Slope and its northern neighbor Park Slope are home to a wealth of pet services and stores. There’s a huge selection to choose from, so you’re never far from anything your doggy needs. Slope Pet Food supplies can be found on Fifth Avenue, providing you with all the basics you need for your puppy pal. Sonia’s Pet Grooming is another great place to treat your pooch to all the pampering he can bear and is available on Seventh Avenue.
Just like most of Brooklyn, South Slope has a relatively flat landscape. While there may be a few slight inclines and resulting dips, the area is certainly no San Francisco. While you're taking your pooch out for their daily walks, you should have no issue and the terrain should not be testing your fitness levels to any great lengths.
Like most of Brooklyn, the area is entirely artificially built-up. This is no problem for most dogs since sufficient greenways can be found in the area to keep them busy and well-exercised. However, if you do have a dog that requires a very large amount of exercise, please make sure you factor in the artificial landscape and how they may react to this in any of your decisions. Brooklyn can be a very busy place due to its city location, so keep your dog well socialized during their early years to avoid any problems with walks in later life.
The main greenway within the boundaries of South Slope is the Detective Joseph Mayrose Park. Although it is nestled along the Prospect Expressway, it’s still a great place to relax, go for a walk, and take in your surroundings. Just to the east of South Slope, Prospect Park presents the ideal place take your puppy friend for a long walk off-leash. Residents often use it as a place to have their morning runs, rent bikes, and just simply take in the fresh air. If you’re looking for a wide, open space in South Slope, this is probably your best bet.
Just south of the area, you have Greenwood Cemetery. This beautiful, 487-acre memorial park offers sprawling paths and greenery for something a little different to the usual Brooklyn sights. However, please be mindful of whether it is appropriate to take your dog into the cemetery grounds themselves, as this may or may not be allowed.