By The Farmer's Dog | July 3, 2017

It’s nearly impossible to walk the streets of New York City without seeing (and befriending) at least one dog. Whether you’re new to the big apple or just looking to hang with your pup in a new setting, these top five dog-friendly NYC spots are worth a visit.

The Bean
This East Village cafe is great for quiet weekend mornings with your pup. Grab a coffee, catch up on your reading, and meet some new neighborhood dogs. 

Shake Shack
Fun fact: this New York City staple offers a “Woof Menu” for your pup! Shake Shake’s Madison Square Park location boasts an open seating area in the middle of the park, so you can pop by the dog run before grabbing lunch. Treat yourself to a cheeseburger and order your pup the “Bag O’ Bones,” which has treats from Bocce’s Bakery, an all-natural dog biscuit bakery that only uses fresh, human grade ingredients and never packs treats with preservatives.

The Roxy Hotel & Soho Grand Hotel
These sister hotels offer plenty of perks for both human and canine patrons. Let hotel staff know that your pet will be joining you and they’ll stock your room with Bocce’s Bakery treats, food, water bowls, and dog bedding. Staying at either hotel also gets you access to the Soho Grand Dog Park, a beautiful private garden for dogs complete with fire hydrant water stations and plenty of benches for owners.

William Secord Gallery
Most museums don’t allow pets to browse the art, but the William Secord Gallery does things a little differently. The gallery actually specializes in 19th and 20th century dog and animal paintings as well as contemporary dog art. Located in the Flatiron district, the gallery also has a database that allows visitors to search their art inventory by breed.  

Sirius Dog Run
New York City has no shortage of dog runs, but Sirius Dog Run in the Financial District is widely regarded as one of the best. The park offers an in-ground wading pool that fills and empties on a timer, plenty of shade, and water fountains for all. It also pays tribute to the brave service dogs who heroically assisted with rescue efforts after 9/11.

Calling all New Yorkers! What’s your favorite dog-friendly spot?

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