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pet-friendly guide to new york city

Petplan's pet-friendly guide to New York City includes pet-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and more!

If your dog’s down for the hustle and bustle of a city, New York has plenty to offer. Having recently passed the “Dining With Dogs” bill, the city’s restaurants can now allow dogs in their outdoor dining areas. And New York has many more pet-friendly options to explore – check out our list below and share your favorites in the comments!


For the culinary hound: dog-friendly restaurants


Shake Shack

Madison Square Park

Madison Ave. & E 23rd St.

The original Shake Shack is the perfect perch for your pooch with its Madison Square Park location. Gobble on a burger and lap up a milkshake while you people-watch in the park with your best friend.



476 Amsterdam Ave.

Not only is this restaurant named for a real dog, its walls are covered head to tail in photos of adorable canines. Four-legged friends are welcome to join in the outdoor seating area.


image via Honest Cooking

Barking Dog

1678 3rd Ave.

Featuring a bark-worthy brunch, this restaurant welcomes furry friends to the outdoor dining area. It even has a water foundation just for those low to the ground!


For the outdoors-dog: dog parks


Hillside Dog Park & Run

Columbia Heights & Middagh St.

This wide open off-leash park is one of the largest in the city – featuring lots of shade, a run just for dogs under 25 lbs. and a wood-chipped surface made from the city’s recycled Christmas trees.


image via Jennifer Brauer

Prospect Park Dog Beach

95 Prospect Park W

Prospect Park is home to a heavenly grassy meadow where pups can romp off-leash during designated hours and try their paw at the doggy paddle in the lake at Dog Beach.


Tompkins Square Dog Park

1st Ave. to Ave. B, E 7th-E 10th St.

Every dog can have his day at Tompkins Square Dog Park, especially if it’s Halloween – the park has numerous accolades for hosting the biggest and best Halloween dog parade in the world!

Find out where you can shop and stay with your dog in New York City.

For the clotheshorse: dog-friendly shopping


Canine Styles

830 Lexington (63rd & 64th)

If your dog prefers to bundle up when the weather gets chilly, bring her along to Canine Styles. Their selection of doggie coats and sweaters is sure to warm even the coolest of pups.


image via Facebook


434 Hudson St.

Bring best friends to this boutique to sniff out toys, treats and more – and wag hello to the inspiration behind the shopping, ChouChou!



91 Washington St.

Petropolis cares about pets – inside and out. The grooming salon not only takes dogs and cats for baths and trims, it also carries high quality pet food and offers nutrition consulting. 


For the traveling tails: pet-friendly hotels


The Benjamin

125 E 50th St.

Dogs of all sizes are welcome to step paw in The Benjamin, where they’ll receive the goodDOG treatment. Pooches will be pampered with a BarkBox, paw wipes, dog bed and a pet mini bar.



851 Avenue of the Americas

Any pet of any type and size can lounge at the stylish Eventi at no extra charge – they’ll even be treated to a complimentary toy, bed and bowls.


image via OUT Hotel

The OUT Hotel

510 West 42nd St.

The OUT’s Dog House Suites put Fido first – each of the suites has a private courtyard (including a dog house and faux fire hydrant) and comes equipped with a Dog Cam so pet parents can watch their pooches from afar.


For the up-for-anythings: other activities

image via Christa Hamilton Photography

Meow Parlour

46 Hester St.

Meow Parlour is the city’s first cat café, where you can make reservations to play and cuddle with adoptable cats. They also offer a Yoga & Kitties class, which includes kitty playtime as a warm up and cool down.

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