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Ten Little Cities


1. Sentient Creatures
104th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
Chitra Besbroda’s one-woman junkyard dog rescue operation has saved thousands. Not ready to adopt? Be a foster parent: Call 212-865-5998.

2. City Veterinary Care
220 W. 72nd St.
Vet behaviorist Geraldine Dalibard specializes in canine anxiety, depression, and phobias—and can prescribe medication to help. Don’t laugh: Canine Prozac works.

3. MoMA
11 W. 53rd St.
Behold Dog, Alberto Giacometti’s creepy bronze sculpture of a skin-and-bones dog, the canine prize of the fourth-floor gallery. The museum is human-only, though.

4. City Pet Transportation
110 Bank St.
Itzik Ben-Moshe’s one-man operation offers the best customer service around and will fetch your pooch in an emergency. Call him at 917-532-5572.

5. New York Dog Spa & Hotel
32 W. 25th St.
No dog-run bullies at these weekly small-dog socials, run by trainer Andrea Arden.

6. Whiskers Holistic Petcare
235 E. 9th St.
Sick of the canine-industrial complex? This is the place to stock up on environmentally friendly flea treatment, natural dog shampoo, and organic pet food.

7. Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave.
Well-behaved dogs on a leash of any size are welcome to join you on your shopping spree.

8. The Riverbank
560 W. 43rd St.
The most dog-friendly apartment building in town: The lobby has a doggie biscuit jar, the parking lot includes a doo-doo stand, and doorpeople provide daytime walks and dogsit when owners travel.

9. Underdog Crash Site
Times Square at 43rd St.
The five-story Underdog balloon bit the dust here during the 1975 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, crashing into multiple buildings and nose-diving to the pavement.

10. Fetch Bar & Grill
1649 Third Ave.
The dog-filled outdoor seating bubbles with pooch talk, and patrons are encouraged to bring a framed pet photo for the inside wall. A portion of proceeds goes to shelters; adoption applications are behind the bar.

11. Animal Medical Center
510 E. 62nd St.
The city’s mecca of high-tech animal care has the largest staff and most specialty services in the city, with a 24-hour emergency room and intensive-care unit, an MRI machine, and, coming this fall, a linear accelerator for cancer radiation treatment.

12. J.T. Yost Illustration & Pet Portraits
153 Ave. B, No. 5
Call for a consultation (212-477-3439), drop off photos, and see your pooch anthropomorphized into, say, Foofie Playing a Banjo.

13. Animal Haven
251 Centre St.
This 7,000-foot adoption center re-homes 500 dogs a year and earns your support through fun—who can resist Canine Cocktails, the Big Breed Breakfast, and Dog Movie Nights?

14. Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory
33 East End Ave.
The city’s only local animal-cemetery office picks up dogs immediately and arranges burial at six-acre Lacey Memorial Pet Cemetery in the Poconos.


Sir William’s Dog Run
Fort Tryon Park
The city’s best dog run, bar none. Take the A train to 190th Street station and follow the signs. Coffee Barks, 9 to 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month, are a must.


Long Meadow Dog Beach
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Let Spot take a dip with his pals. Dogs only!

968 Grand St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Custom-designed subway dog carriers, $300 to $400, made for dogs up to 80 pounds.

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