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Friday, June 4, 2010

Furry Friends in Tompkins Square Park

Yorkie meets Toy Poodle
Photo by myself in Tompkins Square Park, in Alphabet City.

I took a photo of couple of Rupert's friends last weekend, when we visited the dog run in Tompkins Square Park.

Dog runs in New York are usually split in two - one side is for smaller dogs and one side is for dogs of all sizes. Some smaller dogs, puppies and their owners prefer to hang out with their smaller buddies.

If you are ever in the city with your dog, the dog runs are a great place to visit and socialize with other dogs and their owners. There is usually one dog run per neighborhood or park, and there are well over 100 runs throughout New York City.

Each dog run is equipped with a water fountain for dogs and seating for humans. Most are lined with gravel and some have kiddie pools.

Larger parks, such as Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, have off leash hours. Before 9 am and after 9 pm, you can let your dog roam free. Of course, there are leash laws in New York. At all times, you must have your dog on a leash.

Curious to know where the dog runs are in New York? Here is an official list.

Yorkie, posing

Related posts: Off Leash in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sharing a Moment and On the Train.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle rencontre ;) il est tout mignon

Frank de Jol said...

;-)

Caroline said...

What a beautiful composition. The colours are just amazing. And the models are too cute. Thanks - it has made my day!

Bibi said...

What a pair of sweet pups, and the poodle is so chic and white. Bibi has been to a couple of dog parks, though not in NYC. Here every dog is a dog park; that's good and that's bad.

Abraham Lincoln said...

What a beauty.

Bloggin in PA said...

Awww. They are friends forever.

Joanne said...

oooohhhhh:)) cute!

Louis la Vache said...

(GRIN!)

Lily Hydrangea said...

these two are adorable!
& Kitty I just LOVE your fountain photo, so beautiful!

Pedro D. H. said...

this blog is very nice. congratulations.

Robert said...

Adorable! They just look so cute haha!

matt said...

nice light.

Mike said...

They are cute. Great lighting on them also.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I always love the fact that you see so many dog breeds in NYC. It is like a huge dog show!! I am always wanting to take shots of some of them but don't want to get the owners angry. I guess if I just ask, they may be okay with that!! Great photo and love the blog!!