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Forever one of our favorite photos. After being forced to take a bath, here is Baxter, sulking by himself in his crate.

#FirstWorldDogProblems maybe?

Thanks for the photo, Amanda!

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Rencin and Blue, just hanging out in Washington Square Park.

Two best friends, just living the dream.

(Big thanks to our awesome manager Amanda for this picture!)

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Happy August ūüôā

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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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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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One of our employee’s dogs hiding from fireworks last year. Or, trying to hide, anyway.

This is your dog afraid.

This is your dog afraid of…

…cue scary music…

…fireworks!

In all seriousness, this is one of Union Square Dog Walker’s very own dogs hiding under a piano bench to get away from the fireworks he heard last Fourth of July.With Independence Day quickly approaching, your dog’s reaction and possible fear of fireworks may not be on top of the list of things your concerned about. ¬†Everyone knows that the real concerns involve where to go, what to eat, and what to drink. ¬†So when Pedigree posted an article on keeping your four-legged friend content while fireworks explode outside, we knew we wanted to help spread the word.

Still trying to get away from the scary fireworks…

There are a few options for keeping your buddy happy. ¬†First, there is the option of slowly acclimating your dog to the noise. ¬†Pedigree recommends going onto your favorite video site (YouTube…obviously) and finding videos of fireworks to play around your dog. ¬†With the volume turned up, stay calm and cheerful, and make the overall experience for your dog positive. ¬†Everyone knows that treats make everything better, so perhaps some sort of indulgence for your dog will help keep the experience positive.

Okay, okay.  Fine.  You can indulge in some kind of treat as well.

The idea about keeping an overall positive attitude should carry over to when the actual fireworks occur; dogs can pick up on whether you’re nervous or scared, and if you pass on these emotions, it’s likely your dog will too.

Finally, Pedigree recommends anything that is supposed to quell anxiety, such as a Thundershirt or AnxietyWrap.

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We can’t say whether swaddling your dog will be beneficial, but we can’t see it doing any harm, either. ¬†And it obviously makes for some great pictures.

Whatever you end up doing this holiday, please don’t forget about your dog’s needs! ¬†Whether that involves swaddling your dog or playing YouTube videos on repeat for a week beforehand, take some extra time to make sure that your dog is happy. ¬†And no matter what you choose to do, please be safe!

From all of us at Union Square Dog Walker…

Happy Fourth of July!

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Sidney’s glare says it all. ¬†She is not impressed, and might even be a bit suspicious of something you’re doing.

Taken in the garden patio behind Sidney’s owner’s apartment, by the talented Laura, we knew this had to be our photo of the week.

And from Amanda, our manager: “Sidney is a rescue from the Bronx and she’s a Union Square Dog Walker favorite!”

So, if you needed another reason to adopt a dog from a shelter/rescue, just look at the picture above.

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This is a photo of Maggie, a 5 1/2 month Golden Doodle, taken just after jumping in the pool and realizing how effective it is at cooling her off.

Feel free to check out more of our dog’s at Laura’s Facebook page, Dogs of New York. ¬†Union Square Dog Walker is lucky to have such a talented and passionate photographer!

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