Archive for July, 2012

The photo below was found on Tumblr and also on Facebook.  It is a picture of a veteran dog who is at the grave of his owner who was killed in combat.

The love and loyalty that dogs feel towards their owners is something truly incredible, and while some may acknowledge its presence, this connection and bond is arguably best understood by anyone who has ever owned any kind of pet.  Just as dogs are lucky to have owners who love and care for them, owners are very lucky to have a best friend who will remain loyal and loving through anything.

For more information, click on the photo, or go to the Facebook page for the memory of Sgt. Adam Cann.

And thank you to all of our soldiers (both human and canine) for the sacrifices you have made and all that you continue to do for us.


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Another week has passed and if you can believe it, another month has gone by!  It’s the last weekend of July and it’s going to be a good one.  There’s a chance of storms this weekend but if you get a chance to sneak outside, enjoy it!

Bushwick Block Party
Saturday, at 12 p.m., get you and your pup over to Brooklyn for the Bushwick Block Party.  This annual event will feature a ton of live music, delicious food, and “Water World.”  It’s definitely going to be a great event worth checking out!  For more information, check out the website or Facebook event page.

Harlem Week
This event, celebrating Harlem for a whole week, kicks off this weekend.  On Saturday and/or Sunday, head on over to E. 104th Street (between Lexington and Park) to enjoy music, delicious food, artwork, and fun events for the whole family (including dogs, we decided).  For more information on Harlem Week, or this weekend’s events specifically, check out the website.

New York City Restaurant Week
We make no guarantees about bringing your dog along with you (maybe if you dress it up?) and we think it’s funny that this event is called “Restaurant Week” because it actually lasts almost a month (July 16-August 10), but who are we to complain about great deals on delicious food?  There are a ton of restaurants participating in this around the city.  Some of them don’t do Saturdays, so that is worth checking into before you go, but otherwise?  Sounds good to us.  For more information about participating restaurans, go to the Restaurant Week website.

From all of us at Union Square Dog Walker, have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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This week’s photo is of Atticus and Lily.  Two best friends just sitting in the park, getting some sun, and enjoying each other’s company.

This photo was taken by our awesome dog walker Laura.  Check out her Facebook page here!

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We can’t believe it but another week has flown by and here we are in our second to last weekend of July!  Broadway Barks was a huge success; you can see photos from the event by clicking here.

This weekend, as we hopefully see a slight reprieve from the heat, like any other weekend in New York, there is a ton going on in the city.  Here’s some of the things we’ve scoped out for you and your dog to enjoy this weekend in New York.

Bronx Pride 2012
Despite the fact that the Bronx Community Pride Center closed fairly recently, this event will still be taking place!  On Saturday, from 12 to 6 p.m. in Crotona Park  in–you guessed it!–the Bronx, bring your dog for live music and discussions about all things Pride-related.  For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Sand Sculpting Contest and Unity Day
Head on over to another one of the lovely boroughs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for a ridiculous display of sand castles, live entertainment, and all the fun that Coney Island has to offer.  For more information, check out the website of the sponsoring nonprofit, Astella Development Corporation.  And when you’re done, grab you and your four-legged friend a hotdog!

Tompkins Square Greenmarket
Every Sunday, in the amazing East Village, there’s a market including fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, honey, milk, and other miscellaneous green items.  Pay a visit to the Tompkins Square Greenmarket between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and when you’re done, take your dog to the dog run on the other side of the park!  For more information on the market, check out the GrowNYC website.


From all of us at USDW, have a wonderful and safe weekend.  And get out and enjoy what’s left of summer while you still can!

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Additional information about summer safety for your pet. Please read and share!

Broadway Barks

Summertime has definitely arrived with temperatures across the United States soaring well into the nineties and above! And while summer sun means fun for you, the heat can spell danger for your dog. Broadway Barks researched and compiled the best summertime care and safety tips to help keep your dogs safe and happy this summer season.

Stay Indoors, and NEVER Leave a Dog in a Parked Car

Dogs are not efficient when it comes to keeping cool. Dogs do not sweat or perspire, so the only way they can keep themselves cool is through panting and dispelling heat through the pads of their feet. Drinking water and laying in the shade helps to cool them, but it is best if they are kept indoors in an air-conditioned environment. And for you joggers out there, remember that your dog may not be able to cool itself in high heat and…

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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about an adoption event that Adopt NY had planned for Sunday, July 1 in Tompkins Square Park in East Village.

It was a hot and sunny day, but a very successful one!  Many of the wonderful dogs and cats that were there were adopted, or got enough publicity that they found their forever homes within days of the event!  Two of our USDW’s own volunteered with Zani’s Furry Friends, a wonderful nonprofit based out of New York City.

Below are some of the photos we captured on this fun and successful day:


We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and maybe found a new friend.  We also hope that this event has inspired people to look into adopting a dog or cat from a New York animal shelter.  For more information about adoption events or about adopting a pet in general, check out the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

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Another week has flown by (can you believe it?) and that means it’s time for another post about what’s going on in our wonderful city.  A few weeks ago, we featured Adopt NY‘s First Adoption Event, which took place in Tompkins Square Park.  This week, we are featuring another awesome adoption event that should be a lot of fun for everyone: Broadway Barks.

: Saturday, July 14
3:30–6:30 p.m.

Where:  Shubert Alley, West of Broadway, between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, Manhattan

This year’s Broadway Barks adoption event will be hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, both of whom will be joined by numerous Broadway stars to present animals that are available for adoption in NYC’s animal shelters.  The event will also include information on the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, as well as an auction for autographed memorabilia, the proceeds of which will benefit the attending shelters and adoption organizations.

For more information on this awesome star-studded event, check out the Broadway Barks website.

From all of us at Union Square Dog Walker, have a great weekend, and we hope to see you there!

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