Best Dog Friendly Places in New York City

New York City has many dog friendly places to bring your pup out for an afternoon of enjoyment. Even with the skyscrapers and concrete parks all around, dogs can have fun meeting up with friends as well as running, playing, and eating.

New York City has many dog friendly places to bring your pup out for an afternoon of enjoyment. Even with the skyscrapers and concrete parks all around, dogs can have fun meeting up with friends as well as running, playing, and eating. Because our pups truly hate to be left at home, grab the dog or dogs and take on the Big Apple together for a delightful outing.

Central Park

Central Park Conservancy
14 E. 60th Street
New York, NY
(212) 310-6600

The magnificent oasis of Central Park in the middle of Manhattan serves as a refuge to humans and is one of the best dog friendly places to escape the concrete jungle of New York City. Take your dog for early morning or late-night, off-leash play with furry friends during the appointed off-leash hours before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., attach the leash and take your doggie for a lovely stroll through the park and take a stop at one of the 23 designated dog friendly areas. The park now has 15 water fountains specifically for dogs with plans to install more. Central Park Paws serves as an advisory committee for the Central Park Conservancy to create fun events for dogs and their owners and to assist with the upkeep of the beautiful park.

Barking Dog Restaurant

1678 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 831-1800

With the name Barking Dog, the restaurant works its canine theme to cater to all, including your begging pup. Noted on the restaurant website, “The best dog friendly restaurant on the Upper East Side of New York City,” it features a doggy fountain specifically for a pup’s thirst, letting the pets interact as their owners enjoy a delicious café style menu at the outdoor tables. Featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a yummy brunch, with a menu of wonderful fresh salads, sandwiches, comfort food, and specialties, the restaurant also offers a fully stocked bar. The Barking Dog is all about fun, family, and pups enjoying each other’s company and making friends as you enjoy a reasonably priced meal and precious time together.

Chelsea Waterside Dog Run

West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue
New York, NY

All year you and your fluffy playmate can enjoy special playtime from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. at the Chelsea Waterside Dog Park. Safety and cleanliness is first at this great off-leash dog park. Cleaned twice daily, the park has a double-gated safety vestibule and fences surrounding it. Cool special play features are available for your dog to get the most enjoyment from this great dog park. And you can sit and share the fun watching and chatting with fellow dog parents. In the warmer months, from around mid April to early November, fresh running water is available to quench the doggies’ thirst.

Image Source: Flickr/Don DeBold

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