Today I received my first piece of hate mail from a stranger that stumbled upon City Dog Expert online. It was a little bit of a shock to the system as normally the emails I receive are from people that like the website. Bubble burst. The hate mail was along the lines of “keeping a dog in a small space in the city is cruel and I should be ashamed of myself, thrown in jail for animal cruelty, etc, etc”. Comments I have heard people say in real life but never believed myself. “We don’t have space for a dog”…

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When leaving Fido alone for a period of time, make sure that someone experienced and reliable is in charge so you can get on with having fun knowing your dog is in safe hands. Pet Sitters and Boarding facilities are the most popular options for leaving our pets so we decided to give you a quick guide to both Pet Sitter Comes to the house and has the benefit of watching both house and your pets Great for a multi-pet household as all pets can stay together (especially great if you have a mix of different species) Keeps the same…

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Having a dog in the city can be difficult (especially if you are renting an apartment). With many landlords putting weight limits, breed restrictions and installing “no pet” policies. Moving apartment can often seem like an impossible task. However there are some things that you can do that will make it easier for a landlord to want to rent to you (and your pets) 1) Provide a resume and portfolio with pictures for each of your pets This may sound ridiculous but sometimes a picture paints a thousand words. We all think our pups are the most gorgeous thing in…

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Question: Now the weather has warmed up, I want to take my dog to the beach with me in NYC. Where do you recommend? Answer: At beaches run by the Department of Parks and Recreation including Rockaway Beach, Coney Island and Brighton Beach, dogs are allowed from Oct. 1 to May 1 which is wonderful when the weather is nice enough to go during the winter months. But where are our pets supposed to go during the beach season? Thankfully Bring Fido does all the hard work for us with their list of beaches in and around the NYC area that are dog…

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So summer is officially here (whoop whoop) and it is time to start preparing our pups for the summer. Before you shave your poor pooch, check out these top 5 grooming tips from celebrity dog groomer Louise Hamilton from 1066 Dog Grooming Top 5 grooming tips throughout summer 1. Don’t shave your dog “Shaving my dog short will keep it cooler”. This is actually a myth and will not work. Dogs need their coat to help regulate their body temperature naturally and reflect the light from the sun. The coat works as a protection for all weather conditions and as long as…

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