The (mostly) daily happenings of your Canines of New York team!

Tips for Beating the Heat!

Our friends can't sweat the way we do to stay cool plus they walk around even in the summer wearing a fur coat! Especially here in the city it is important to be extra careful for their safety! Some things you can try:

  • Hit the parks! New York City thankfully has one of the largest concentrations of park land in the country! While it is definitely a concrete jungle, it is likely that there is a park space not very far away! Parks can be several degrees cooler than the street
  • Lurk in the shadows! In lieu of a park, do your best to stay on the shady side of the street! Around noon it may be hard to find any area not soaking in the sun's rays, though!
  • Keep midday walks short! It is cooler in the mornings and evenings!
  • Bring water! There are water fountains in parks, thankfully, and many in Central Park, for example, have dog dishes built right in! A lot of shops place water dishes outside their stores, but don't count on it! Many pet stores sell all-in-one bottles and dishes, but a standard bottle and small plastic container will work, too!
  • Wait on the sidewalk! We're a city of jay-walkers, but sometimes you have to wait at the light! If you do, the light-colored sidewalk will be much cooler than the blacktop! 

Summers here can be intense, but they don't have to be dangerous!