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Photographer publishes book to help NYC pets

photographer raises funds for homeless NYC petsA photographer from New Zealand has photographed New York City dogs and cats for a new book intended to help homeless NYC pets.

From CBS Local:

A photographer from New Zealand is using her photography to help dogs and cats living in shelters.

Felix the cat and Miracle the dog became best friends at the Humane Society of New York. The two were adopted together about a month ago into the same home, but returned to the shelter to pose for a photo shoot to help tell their success story.

Photographer Rachael Hale McKenna took the shots for her new book, “The New York Dog,” which is filled with pictures of more than 100 pooches from the five boroughs, many of them rescues.

McKenna chose the Humane Society to receive part of the proceeds of her book after being blown-away by the passion of these animal lovers.

“The hardest working, most animal loving and just so dedicated to be working with the animals and making sure they get the perfect homes,” she told CBS 2′s Cindy Hsu.

Read more here.

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In March, New Yorkers can adopt for free at Bideawee

Bideawee animal shelter, New YorkMarch is a great time to adopt a new friend into the family. But March is definitely the time for New York cat and dog lovers to get Lucky –  literally! In honor of the Irish, the folks at Bideawee are naming all of their puppies and kittens “Lucky” and letting them go to a new home without a fee.

From Bideawee:
Getting Lucky means something different to everyone. To Bideawee and animal lovers everywhere, it means long walks in the park, lots of kisses in the morning and a warm snuggle when you get home.

In March, we’ve made getting Lucky as easy as possible by changing the names of all our loving dogs and cats that are 6 months and older to “Lucky.” And as luck would have it, Bideawee is letting pet lovers make Lucky a part of their family for free.

Your luck will run out on March 31st, so be sure to visit one of our adoption center locations in Manhattan or Westhamton to adopt your lucky one this month.

Of course, you’re also free to choose your own name once you adopt one of these Lucky ones. Once you bring them home…we consider you both Lucky.

Visit Bideawee online for more info or go there in person to get your Lucky little friend!

And, of course, after you bring your new buddy home, you’ll want a pet sitter in your corner. So give us a call and one of our pet sitters will come meet you and the new lucky love in your life.

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New York City pet sitters are booking for spring break


Are you as ready for spring time, flowers, and warm breezes as we are?

It’s been such a rough winter this year, that we’re guessing lots of people will be getting out of town for upcoming spring break. Our New York City pet sitters are ready for your calls!

If you’re a current pet sitting or boarding client, please contact your pet sitter as soon as possible. Many of our pet sitters are already booked for the spring break holiday, so the sooner you can get your pet scheduled, the better.

When you email your pet sitter, here are a few important points to include in your email:

  • Exact departure and return dates
  • Any new health conditions your pet may have
  • Any new medications your pet may be taking, and how to administer them
  • New or different behaviors your pet sitter should be aware of
  • Anything out of the ordinary regarding your home that the sitter should know about

Your pet sitter may have other questions pertaining to your particular situation. Clear communication will help ensure your pet gets the best care possible.

We are taking new pet sitting and boarding clients throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx. Our experienced pet sitters care for cats, dogs, birds, and other animals. They are quite flexible and able to care for your pets in your home or board them in the sitter’s home.

New clients can call Peter at 212-288-5712 to arrange a time to meet with a pet sitter.

Happy springtime everybody!


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The newest NYPD canine is an ex-military dog

NYPD canine police officerThe newest dog to join the ranks of the NYPD canine unit is a former military dog.


The New York Police Department is welcoming a newcomer that’s the first of his kind for the nation’s largest police department: a former military service dog.

The 4-year-old German shepherd named Caeser served three tours of duty overseas. Now he’ll be patrolling the New York City subways with Officer Juan Rodriguez.

The Defense Department has long made some of its retired dogs available to law enforcement agencies, but the NYPD hasn’t had one before. The arrangement saves the police force the $6,000 to $8,000 cost of training an inexperienced dog.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving cat and dog


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We want to send out a special thank you to all of our wonderful clients. We appreciate you and your pets, and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

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