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  • Scooter Prefers People

    Pet ProfileScooter Prefers People

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Scooter Prefers People

     
    Let's meet Will and his dog Scooter.


    What breed is he?

    Welsh Corgi


    How old is Scooter?

    9 years Old

    [more...]

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  • You Lucky Dog

    Pet ProfileYou Lucky Dog

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    You Lucky Dog

    At Clinton DeWitt park, I met a girl named Lizzie and her dog Lucky. Let's take a peek into their friendship.


    What breed is he?

    He's a shih tzu.

    [more...]

  • An Ace Up His Sleeve

    Pet ProfileAn Ace Up His Sleeve

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    An Ace Up His Sleeve

    A young guy agreed to feature his two-year old English bulldog named Ace on this site.

    Where'd you get Ace?

    I got him from a breeder in Missouri.

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  • TYPES OF POSTS:

      Pet Profile
    Funny, sweet and touching stories of pets and their guardians.
     
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    Fun facts about the animal. Click the photo to enlarge.
     
    Professional Services
    A feature on professionals working with animals.
     
    For Adoption
    This adorable pet needs a permanent loving home.
     
    List
    List of pets with someting in common.
  • National Dog Day 2015

    Pet ProfileNational Dog Day 2015

    National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually, since 2004.

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

  • Lily-N Beats To Her Own Drum

    Pet ProfileLily-N Beats To Her Own Drum

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Lily-N Beats To Her Own Drum

    While photographing Gregory Jr. and Grier, Josh with his dog Lilian approached us and asked what was going on. I told him it was for a pet website and requested if I could feature them to [more...]

  • Small and Fearless Grier

    Pet ProfileSmall and Fearless Grier

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Small and Fearless Grier

    I just finished interviewing Lita about her standard poodle Gregory Jr., when Mia stepped out of the dog park and sat on the bench with us. Mia has an adorable gray toy poodle named Grier.

    [more...]

  • Gregory Jr. Is An Angel

    Pet ProfileGregory Jr. Is An Angel

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Gregory Jr. Is An Angel

    A lady and his white standard poodle was just out of the dog park, when I asked if I could feature them on this site. She signalled me to sit down with her on the bench and told me, "Come, I h [more...]

  • Our Havanese Habibi

    Pet ProfileOur Havanese Habibi

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Our Havanese Habibi

    While at Clinton DeWitt Park, Todd and his cute Havanese named Habibi, posed for a photo for this website.


    Where did you get Habibi?

    He's from a breeder [more...]

  • Peaches and Kacee Flock Together

    Pet ProfilePeaches and Kacee Flock Together

    Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

    Peaches and Kacee Flock Together

    Kacee contacted me through the Parrot Playgroup Meetup and I learned that she has a Moluccan Cockatoo. We arranged to meet at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. While waiting at the entrance of t [more...]

  • She's Gotten Me Out Walking.

    Pet ProfileShe's Gotten Me Out Walking.

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    She's Gotten Me Out Walking.

    I came across Meredith and her beautiful black-furred puppy, Shayna.


    What breed is your dog?

    Lapsa Poodle. According to the internet, that's a new designer br [more...]

  • Duffy Knows TV Tunes

    Pet ProfileDuffy Knows TV Tunes

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Duffy Knows TV Tunes

    On a nice sunny day in Manhattan, Pat was walking her stunning black and white dog.  I knew I had to feature them for this site.

    What breed is he?

    [more...]

  • 14 Days of Bliss, So Far So Good! (Update 1 Year Later)

    Pet Profile14 Days of Bliss, So Far So Good! (Update 1 Year Later)

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    14 Days of Bliss, So Far So Good! (Update 1 Year Later)

    Update: July 20, 2015

    While waiting for a new dog to feature at Clintown DeWitt Park, I saw a lady with a beatiful Shiba Inu. I approached them and asked,  "C [more...]

  • This Dog Represents NYC's Diversity

    Pet ProfileThis Dog Represents NYC's Diversity

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    This Dog Represents NYC's Diversity

    Just across from Riverside Park, I met Irina and her adorable Sharpei.  This is one case where wrinkles are cute.


    What is your dog's name?

    Pietrovic [more...]

  • Leo The Sociable Cat

    Pet ProfileLeo The Sociable Cat

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Leo The Sociable Cat

    My friend Heather has fostered a few stray cats that she found in her neighborhood. Her friend Rebecca adopted Leo, one of her rescued cats. Five years later, I was in Rebe [more...]

  • I think I'm A Small Dog

    Pet ProfileI think I'm A Small Dog

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    I think I'm A Small Dog

    Diane was sitting on the grass with her clien'ts large dog Harlow. Harlow is a Great Pyrenee and Saint Bernard Mix.


    How old is he?

    He's about 2 Years Old [more...]

  • Norwich Terrier

    Pet ProfileNorwich Terrier

    The Norwich Terrier dog breed originates in the United Kingdom and was bred to hunt small vermin or rodents.

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

  • Three Words To Describe Your Dog

    Pet ProfileThree Words To Describe Your Dog

    Riverside Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Three Words To Describe Your Dog

    A guy was walking his dog around noon at Riverside Park. He let me photograph Lucy and answered some quick questions.


    What breed is she?

    She's Boston Terrier< [more...]

  • Elvis The Pelvis

    Pet ProfileElvis The Pelvis

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Elvis The Pelvis

    Kent and his mini Dachsund named Elvis agreed to be interviewed while at Clinton De Witt Park.


    Where'd you get Elvis?

    He's from Florida. I picked him up as a [more...]

  • How Many Dogs Can You Walk At The Same Time?

    Pet ProfileHow Many Dogs Can You Walk At The Same Time?

    Sometimes in Manhattan, you will see somebody walking many dogs simultaneously.  Can you count how many dogs this guy is walking?

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

  • Dublin - Loyalty Tested, Runner Approved!

    Pet ProfileDublin - Loyalty Tested, Runner Approved!

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Dublin - Loyalty Tested, Runner Approved!

    A couple, Anne Marie and Melissa were with their dog named Dublin at the park. It appeared they went running because they were still in their running outfits. Dublin is a three-year- [more...]

  • My Dog's A Lesbian

    Pet ProfileMy Dog's A Lesbian

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    My Dog's A Lesbian

    Craig and his dog named Yoda were about to go to the dog park when I stopped them for an interview.


    What breed is Yoda?

    A Maltese and Chihuahua cross.

    [more...]

  • A Tale Of Two Sara(h)s And Rosie A Cancer Survivor

    Professional ServicesA Tale Of Two Sara(h)s And Rosie A Cancer Survivor

    Washington Square Park, Manhattan, NYC

    A Tale Of Two Sara(h)s And Rosie A Cancer Survivor

    Just outside the big dog park in Washington Square Park, I met two women walking a large dog named Rosie. I found out that they are both named Sara(h)s - one with an H and one without.


    [more...]

  • It's Genuine Love!

    Professional ServicesIt's Genuine Love!

    Washington Square Park, Manhattan, NYC

    It's Genuine Love!

    Shakeema was walking a brown dog named Jackson. She also shares her story about starting her own dog walking business.


    What breed is Jackson?

    Brown labrador r [more...]

  • The Retired Mother Of Three Becomes A New Mom

    Pet ProfileThe Retired Mother Of Three Becomes A New Mom

    Washington Square Park, Manhattan, NYC

    The Retired Mother Of Three Becomes A New Mom

    By the fountain at Washington Square Park, Carmen and her Jack Russel Terrier were enjoying the late afternoon.  Carmen tells her story when she found her dog friend Blanca by chance [more...]

  • Gizmo, The Kitten No One Wanted

    Pet ProfileGizmo, The Kitten No One Wanted

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Gizmo, The Kitten No One Wanted

    Heather set up to meet her friend Rebecca who has two cats.  When I got to Rebecca's apartment, there was only one cat and it's not Gizmo. According to her, Gizmo usually just stay hidden [more...]

  • Pure Love That A Dog Gives You

    Pet ProfilePure Love That A Dog Gives You

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Pure Love That A Dog Gives You

    Kent and his dog companion Dingo seemed content and happy after stepping out of the dog run at DeWitt Clinton.


    So Kent, why did you name him Dingo?

    Just [more...]

  • It's Super Timmy and Her Poodle Mom!

    Pet ProfileIt's Super Timmy and Her Poodle Mom!

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    It's Super Timmy and Her Poodle Mom!

    Timmy, a teacup-sized poodle was walking gracefully with her pet mom Lori.
    They were on their way to the dog park.


    How old is Timmy?

    A year and a half.[more...]

  • Mia Stole Their Hearts

    Pet ProfileMia Stole Their Hearts

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Mia Stole Their Hearts

    Adam, his girlfriend and their cute Pomeranian puppy named Mia looked like they were having a nice time at the dog park. I couldn't resist asking if I could feature them for this site. Adam ag [more...]

  • Mucho Gusto Lucas

    Pet ProfileMucho Gusto Lucas

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Mucho Gusto Lucas

    Sometimes I would meet dog parents who barely can speak English. Like today, I saw a lady and her adorable miniature pinscher were about to go to the dog run. I approached and a [more...]

  • Super Adorable Blue

    Pet ProfileSuper Adorable Blue

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Super Adorable Blue

    Meet Blue, a pomeranian.  His owner, Diego was in hurry but was kind enough to answer some questions.


    How old is he?

    He's 10 months old


    [more...]

  • Samoyed Are One Of The Oldest Dog Breeds

    Animal Photo With TriviaSamoyed Are One Of The Oldest Dog Breeds

    Scientific testing have proven that Samoyeds are the oldest and genetically closest to wolves. They are thousands of years old and come from the spitz breed that originated in Asia.

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

  • Sits N Wiggles

    Professional ServicesSits N Wiggles

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Sits N Wiggles

    The day I met them at Clinton DeWitt Park, Ferdie was training Bella a labradoodle. Ferdie owns Sits N Wiggles a professional dog training business that serves New York City, Riverda [more...]

  • Labradoodle Having Oodles of Fun

    Pet ProfileLabradoodle Having Oodles of Fun

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Labradoodle Having Oodles of Fun

    I approached a lady with her wavy-furred dog as they were stepping out of the small dog run. Her name is Julie and her furry friend is Bella.


    What breed is Bella?
    [more...]

  • Brownie Loves Chicken!

    Pet ProfileBrownie Loves Chicken!

    Grove St. Area, Jersey City, NJ

    Brownie Loves Chicken!

    After doing an errand in the Grove Street area pf Jersey City, I saw a woman walking a beautiful brown dog. I approached her and learned that the dog's name is Brownie and she is Amy.

    [more...]

  • Ziggy is From Guatemala

    Pet ProfileZiggy is From Guatemala

    Madison Square Park, Manhattan, NYC

    Ziggy is From Guatemala

    While walking through Madison Square Park, I saw a lady and her captivating black dog just getting out of the dog park. Her name is Natalie and her mini schnauzer is named Ziggy.  She was kind [more...]

  • Dog Walk For  A Cause

    Pet ProfileDog Walk For A Cause

    Financial District, Manhattan, NYC

    Dog Walk For A Cause

    It was a busy crowded day on South Street and there was some sort of a walk for a cause. I saw a man and his dog wearing a purple and white scarf. I came up to them and introduced myself. I found o [more...]

  • Monster Alien Dog

    Pet ProfileMonster Alien Dog

    Financial District, Manhattan, NYC

    Monster Alien Dog

    When Will and his dog pal Abi stepped out from the dog run they appear to have a good vibe. Abi was very friendly but also hyper. She kept walking closer to me when I try t [more...]

  • Oso Was On TV!

    Pet ProfileOso Was On TV!

    Pier 84 Dog Run, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC

    Oso Was On TV!

    Another great day in NYC when I met Joe and his dog Oso at Pier 84 Dog Park.


    How old is Oso and what breed?

    He's eight. He's a Shepherd and a Lab. He was a [more...]

  • Rush In The City

    Pet ProfileRush In The City

    Pier 84 Dog Run, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC

    Rush In The City

    Huskies are strikingly handsome dogs. Joe was just stepping out of the dog run near the Intrepid Museum, when I asked if I can feature his Husky on this site.  I found out that the dog's [more...]

  • Franklin Is Having A Blast

    Pet ProfileFranklin Is Having A Blast

    Pier 84 Dog Run, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC

    Franklin Is Having A Blast

    Another gorgeous day in New York City and at the Pier 84 dog run, I noticed one dog that was spunky and having a blast. He also stood out because he had a nice golden brown fur, while most of [more...]

  • I Look Like My Predecessor, But...

    Pet ProfileI Look Like My Predecessor, But...

    Pier 84 Dog Run, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC

    I Look Like My Predecessor, But...

    A couple with their chihuahua named TJ was on their way to the Pier 84 dog run, when I stopped to interview them. The man placed the dog on the bench so I could photograph him. But TJ was so e [more...]

  • National Dog of Holland

    Pet ProfileNational Dog of Holland

    Times Square - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    National Dog of Holland

    While walking home on 50th Street, I saw a lady with her adorable shaggy dog that looked liked an oversized pomeranian. Then I approached the lady to asked if I can take her dog [more...]

  • Small But Pretty Amazing!

    Pet ProfileSmall But Pretty Amazing!

    Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC

    Small But Pretty Amazing!

    Almost two years ago, Will adopted a four-month-old green-cheeked conure named Claire. This is their story.

    Have you always been a bird lover?

    I've alwa [more...]

  • Three Dogs' Company

    Pet ProfileThree Dogs' Company

    Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ

    Three Dogs' Company

    To say that my friend Eric loves dogs, is an understatement. For years, he has been taking care of his two dogs and his livng room is like a small dog park.  I just learned that he adopte [more...]

  • The Guinea Pig Replacement

    Pet ProfileThe Guinea Pig Replacement

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    The Guinea Pig Replacement

    Last February my oldest guinea pig, PC passed away. Among the three cavies, she was my favorite because she was friendly, and it was evident that she really liked being held and bein [more...]

  • Is Montana in Manhattan?

    Pet ProfileIs Montana in Manhattan?

    Hell's Kitchen - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Is Montana in Manhattan?

    Yes! She is one of the dogs being walked by her guardian, Renee. She is a 15 year old Chow Chow mix dog. 

    Where did you get her?

    I got her from Northshore Anim [more...]

  • Woodstock In Hell's Kitchen

    Pet ProfileWoodstock In Hell's Kitchen

    Hell's Kitchen - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Woodstock In Hell's Kitchen

    Renee was walking her two dogs and one of them was Woodstock. Woodstock is a five year old, labrador mix.

    Renee described Woodstock, "He loves food. He loves to eat. He is obsessed wit [more...]

  • Hamsters - Little Rodents With Big Personalities

    Pet ProfileHamsters - Little Rodents With Big Personalities

    Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Hamsters - Little Rodents With Big Personalities

    Hamsters are rodents that have stout bodies, short tails, furrry ears, stocky legs and wide feet. Although they are popular pets for kids, they are nocturnal by nature which doesn't fit well into a [more...]

  • Nicobar Pigeon

    Pet ProfileNicobar Pigeon

    A richly decorated species, the Nicobar pigeon features a metallic green back and wings, a white tail and a gray chest and head. They are the closest living relative of the dodo bird, a flightless giant pigeon that went extinct in the mid-1600s.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Crash Into Rhinos

    Animal Photo With TriviaCrash Into Rhinos

    A group of rhinos is called a crash. They are the second largest land mammal (after the elephant), and have thick, protective skin. Their horns are made from a protein called keratin, the same substance that fingernails and hair are made of.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Isn't This A British Pudding?

    Animal Photo With TriviaIsn't This A British Pudding?

    The Spotted Dikkop has long legs and a brown-and-white speckled coat and can reach up to 18 inches in height.  Its camouflage colors make it difficult to spot in the grasslands where it lives.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • A Kangaroo Or A Short-eared Rabbit?

    Animal Photo With TriviaA Kangaroo Or A Short-eared Rabbit?

    The Patagonian Cavy may have hind legs akin to a kangaroo but it is closely related to a guinea pig. It is one of the few rodents that mate for life, pairs will travel everywhere together with the female in the lead and the male watching out for danger.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Henry and Eloise At The Park

    Pet ProfileHenry and Eloise At The Park

    Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

    Henry and Eloise At The Park

    While walking south at Lincoln Park, I saw a girl with her two cute puppies enjoying the nice sunny day. I approached her and learned that her name was Greer with her French bulldogs. She was kind [more...]

  • Though Shall Not Mess With My Golden Mane

    Animal Photo With TriviaThough Shall Not Mess With My Golden Mane

    Golden-headed Lion Tamarins are small primates named for their bright-gold mane surrounding their head. They spend most all of thier time in the trees, where they feed primarily on fruit and insects.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Dwarf Crocodile

    Animal Photo With TriviaDwarf Crocodile

    The West African dwarf crocodile male can grow an average from 5 to 6 feet.  That is less than half the size of a saltwater crocodile which is 17 feet.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Blue-tailed Monitor

    Animal Photo With TriviaBlue-tailed Monitor

    Blue Tailed Monitors will grow to between four and five feet. . They are usually black with yellow spots forming a banded or irregular pattern on the top surface of the body.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • A Black-necked Bird On Stilts

    Animal Photo With TriviaA Black-necked Bird On Stilts

    The black-necked stilts use their long, thin legs for wading in shallow waters while foraging for food. They use their partially webbed toes to help them swim in deeper water to search for marine invertebrates and insects.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Meller's Chameleon

    Animal Photo With TriviaMeller's Chameleon

    Meller's Chameleon is one of the largest chameleon species and can grow up to two feet. They have independent moving eyes to easily spot insect prey.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Unique Zebra Stripes

    Animal Photo With TriviaUnique Zebra Stripes

    Each zebra's stripes are as unique as fingerprints - no two are exactly alike.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Ol' Blue Eyes Is In Chicago

    Pet ProfileOl' Blue Eyes Is In Chicago

    Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

    Ol' Blue Eyes Is In Chicago

    On my way to the Lincoln Park Zoo, I saw this strikingly beautiful Siberian husky. I wasn't thinking of featuring a pet that day, but felt that I had to take at least some pictures of tha [more...]

  • Female Jambu Fruit Dove

    Animal Photo With TriviaFemale Jambu Fruit Dove

    A female jambu fruit dove has a light purple face and green chest.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Male Jambu Fruit Dove

    Animal Photo With TriviaMale Jambu Fruit Dove

    A male jambu fruit dove has a crimson face and white chest displaying a pink patch near the throat

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Chillin' Chimp

    Animal Photo With TriviaChillin' Chimp

    Chimpanzees are one of our closest living relatives, because we share 95 to 98 percent of the same DNA!

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • Black Tree Monitor

    Animal Photo With TriviaBlack Tree Monitor

    A black tree monitor has a long prehensive tail to help balance in the trees.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • You Can't Ride This Jaguar

    Animal Photo With TriviaYou Can't Ride This Jaguar

    The largest cat in the Americas, jaguars are solitary animals that live and hunt alone, except during mating season.

    Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

  • The Interactive Charli 2.0

    Pet ProfileThe Interactive Charli 2.0

    Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC

    The Interactive Charli 2.0

    Jacki loves animals. She has had cats, fighting fishes and a hamster named Charli. After her hamster died, Jacki was considering getting a bird; she was looking at a Sun Conure.  Her super has [more...]

  • G'day Bearded Dragon Mates

    Pet ProfileG'day Bearded Dragon Mates

    Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    G'day Bearded Dragon Mates

    Bearded dragons are only naturally found in Australia's desert regions. They were first introduced in the United States in the 1990s. Since then, they have become popular pet reptiles. The are [more...]

  • Furry Soft Chinchillas

    Pet ProfileFurry Soft Chinchillas

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    Furry Soft Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are cute rodents that have plush, soft coats of fur. They weigh around 1 to 1.5 pounds and can be up to a foot long. They have rounded ears and eyes on either side of a broad head. [more...]

  • Pet Profile"My Birds Saved My Life..."

    Lenox Hill, Manhattan, NYC

    "My Birds Saved My Life..."

    While looking for birds to feature on this site, I joined the Parrot Playgroup Meetup. Pamela was hosting the next meetup so I emailed her and the organizers asking if I could interview them. Pamel [more...]

  • Two Weeks of Fun, Love & Goofiness So Far

    Pet ProfileTwo Weeks of Fun, Love & Goofiness So Far

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    Two Weeks of Fun, Love & Goofiness So Far

    Ally and her Australian Shepherd and Chow Chow mix animal companion were enjoying a nice day at the Union Square dog run.  

    How long have you had Hazel?

    [more...]

  • How About A Buddy Budgie (Parakeet)?

    Animal Photo With TriviaHow About A Buddy Budgie (Parakeet)?

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    How About A Buddy Budgie (Parakeet)?

    The Australian budgerigar, also known as "budgie" or English parakeet is probably the most common parakeet. Budgies are such wonderful birds that it seems every bird enthusiast has owned at le [more...]

  • Gerbils Thump Too!

    Animal Photo With TriviaGerbils Thump Too!

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    Gerbils Thump Too!

    Gerbils are very intelligent, entertaining animals that love to play. They are active both during the day and at night. They are very social and dependent on other gerbils to feel [more...]

  • I'll Eat My Own Kind

    Animal Photo With TriviaI'll Eat My Own Kind

    Kingsnakes will feed on just about anything. They will consume warm-blooded prey such as rodents and birds, as well as cold-blooded prey such as lizards and frogs (in addition to other snakes).

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

  • Why Did We Stop?

    Pet ProfileWhy Did We Stop?

    Hell's Kitchen - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Why Did We Stop?

    After weeks of cold and snow, a man and his dog were enjoying the first nice day on 43rd Street. I approached them and asked if I can photograph his English Springer Spaniel. The dog was supri [more...]

  • Beautiful Danger

    Animal Photo With TriviaBeautiful Danger

    Pterois or more commonly known as lionfish is strikingly beautiful with its flowing fins and colors - an array of up to 18 needle-like dorsal fins deliver a venom that can sting its prey.

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

  • Canary In A Coal Mine

    Animal Photo With TriviaCanary In A Coal Mine

    Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would bring a caged yellow canary into new coal seams. Canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide, which made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups. As long as the bird kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary signaled an immediate evacuation.

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

  • Not Your Car Insurance Leopard Gecko

    Animal Photo With TriviaNot Your Car Insurance Leopard Gecko

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    Not Your Car Insurance Leopard Gecko

    Leopard Geckos are one of the most popular lizard pets. They are hardy, easy to maintain, require little space, and have long life spans which make them a perfect companion fo [more...]

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback

    Animal Photo With TriviaRhodesian Ridgeback

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, muscular hound. Rhodesian ridgebacks are loyal, intelligent, and somewhat aloof to strangers.

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

  • Green Anole Lizard

    Animal Photo With TriviaGreen Anole Lizard

    The green anole makes a good beginner reptile. While predominantly known to be green, anoles will often change to brown hues depending on their mood and temperature rather than to camouflage with their surroundings.

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

  • Yellow Tang

    Animal Photo With TriviaYellow Tang

    The yellow tang is a standard fish for salt-water aquariums. It is hardy, fairly resistant to disease, and in general a good citizen for either a fish-only or reef aquarium.

    Union Square, Manhattan, NYC

    Yellow Tang

    Tangs are also called surgeon fish due to the scalpel-like spine at the base of its tail. The territorial tang will swipe its tail at a target as a means of defense. It is a radiant canary yel [more...]

  • Twelve TOP DOGS Of 2014

    ListTwelve TOP DOGS Of 2014

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Twelve TOP DOGS Of 2014

    Since the site launched last August, we have featured 108 dogs in 2014.

    After tallying the page hits, facebook likes and other social media, we came up with the Top 12 Dogs of 2014.

    [more...]

  • Alex The Adorable Parrot

    Pet ProfileAlex The Adorable Parrot

    Melrose, The Bronx, NY

    Alex The Adorable Parrot

    The idea of featuring parrots for their ability to talk and mimic sounds has made me enthusiastic.  I found this parrot play group on MeetUp.com and I immediately contacted [more...]

  • Madame Curie The Sociable Snake

    Pet ProfileMadame Curie The Sociable Snake

    Melrose, The Bronx, NY

    Madame Curie The Sociable Snake

    Originally, I was going to interview Thomas about his pet parrot Alex.  And then, he mentioned in his email that he has a pet ball python too.  I thought that would be interesting to see [more...]

  • Margo and John Complement Each Other

    Pet ProfileMargo and John Complement Each Other

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Margo and John Complement Each Other

    John with his animal friend Margo seemed happy after getting out of the dog run.  I asked him if I could take a photo of Margo to be featured on this site and he was happy [more...]

  • Willy Likes Chasing Birds

    Pet ProfileWilly Likes Chasing Birds

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Willy Likes Chasing Birds

    When I was interviewing a man and his dog Willy, he started chasing a squirrel until it climbed on a fence.

    What is Willy's breed?

    He's half German shepherd an [more...]

  • Don't Cross The Mason-Dixon Line!

    Pet ProfileDon't Cross The Mason-Dixon Line!

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Don't Cross The Mason-Dixon Line!

    There are two adjacent dog runs at Clinton DeWitt Park. The bigger one is for medium to large dogs while the other one is for small dogs.

    One day at the small dog run, there was only one la [more...]

  • Obedient Teddy (Update)

    Pet ProfileObedient Teddy (Update)

    Hell's Kitchen - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Obedient Teddy (Update)

    UPDATE:  January 24, 2015

    After meeting over a hundred pets and their owners, I've recognized some of them on the streets.  But this time, at a different dog [more...]

  • Benji, The Basenji and Cybele The Other Basenji

    Pet ProfileBenji, The Basenji and Cybele The Other Basenji

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    Benji, The Basenji and Cybele The Other Basenji

    Hepi was walking her two Basenjis on a cold winter day at Central Park. 

    Were they both adopted?

    Benji was adopted. I got him in 2000 from a shelter. Cybe [more...]

  • Tallula Is Freezing

    Animal Photo With TriviaTallula Is Freezing

    Poodles shed very little of their fur and tend to be odorless. So if you have a sensitive nose, you might want to consider this dog.

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

  • She Who Shall Not Be Named

    Pet ProfileShe Who Shall Not Be Named

    Central Park West Side, Manhattan, NYC

    She Who Shall Not Be Named

    Winter time in Central Park, I approached a lady and asked her if I can take a photo of her dog. And she said, "You can try, but she is not friendly." And as soon as I stooped down to take the [more...]

  • Riley Just Wants To Play With The Ball

    Pet ProfileRiley Just Wants To Play With The Ball

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Riley Just Wants To Play With The Ball

    Michelle was on her way to take Riley to the dog park. Riley is a five year old bluenose pitbull.

    Where did you get Riley?

    She's a rescue from the shelter, four yea [more...]

  • Nancy Is Always Looking For Trouble

    Pet ProfileNancy Is Always Looking For Trouble

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Nancy Is Always Looking For Trouble

    Nancy and her Pomeranian named Trouble were enjoying the cool day in the dog park. 

    May I ask why you got a dog?

    I've always had a dog. And the last one I [more...]

  • Smooth Like Jameson Whiskey!

    Pet ProfileSmooth Like Jameson Whiskey!

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Smooth Like Jameson Whiskey!

    Gabriel was with Jameson, a Pug and Boston Terrier mix, when I asked to interview them.

    Was he adopted?

    No, he was bought, down at Christopher Street. My girl saw h [more...]

  • I Celebrate My Birthday The Same Day As My Brother's

    Pet ProfileI Celebrate My Birthday The Same Day As My Brother's

    Guest Pet from Oakland, CA.

    Piedmont, Oakland, CA

    I Celebrate My Birthday The Same Day As My Brother's

    Where did you get Gino?

    We got him from the Annual Bay Area Pet Fair in 2012. There was a booth for an animal rescue group called DPS Rescue and they were kind enough to le [more...]

  • Dax is Very Sweet And Very Feisty.

    Pet ProfileDax is Very Sweet And Very Feisty.

    Guest Pet from Oakland, CA

    Piedmont, Oakland, CA

    Dax is Very Sweet And Very Feisty.

    How did you know that Dax was the right pet for you?

    I grew up with as much as 13 dogs at one time but I never had a small breed dog. We live in a small apartment and a sma [more...]

  • The Three Little Guinea Pigs

    Animal Photo With TriviaThe Three Little Guinea Pigs

    Guinea pigs are vegetarians and love hay and fresh vegetables.

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

  • Marty McFly is Back To The Present

    Pet ProfileMarty McFly is Back To The Present

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Marty McFly is Back To The Present

    Elena was happy and proud to talk about her Australian Terrier friend Marty. 

    Why did you name him Marty?

    Like Marty McFly in Back To The Future movi [more...]

  • Best Bud Pugs

    Pet ProfileBest Bud Pugs

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Best Bud Pugs

    These two pugs are best buds.  The black one is Hamilton and the other one is Finn.  Hamilton is a snuggler and very sweet, and Finn is goofy.

    They both love to be out a [more...]

  • Toto and Paul are Codependent

    Pet ProfileToto and Paul are Codependent

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Toto and Paul are Codependent

    Elke was busy with three small dogs but she was kind to sit down for an interview about her animal companions.

    I learned that the beige shaggy dog is Toto, the chihuahua is P [more...]

  • Muggsy is Feisty

    Pet ProfileMuggsy is Feisty

    Clinton - Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC

    Muggsy is Feisty

    Liz just finished letting her Boston terrier play at the dog park, when I asked them for an interview.

    Why did you name him Muggsy?

    After Muggsy Bogues, & [more...]