Blog: Announcements

Sunset Park Clean Up

One of the participants of my Sunset Park training seminars has organized a volunteer clean up in the park. So, grab your work gloves (and any yard tools you have handy) and join the group on Sunday, September 13th from 9:30am-12:30pm. A clean park is a benefit to all dog owners (and non-dog owners) inRead more

Calling All Dogs for Mural

If you are in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and have a dog, you might want to participate in “Doggywood.” Dog mural coming to Lincoln Road PLG Arts is working on transforming the “temporary” construction fences on Lincoln Road into a mural celebrating the diversity of the neighborhood. While it’s a neat idea, I’ve been hoping they’dRead more

Freestyle Comes to Brooklyn

You’ve seen Canine Freestyle routines on YouTube. The combination training, teamwork & music in a dance-like performance with your dog always looked like fun. But you never knew how to get involved. Well, you’re in luck!! One of the FIDO members has been involved in Canine Freestyle for several years and is looking to startRead more

Fatal Leptospirosis Case in Williamsburg

As reported in AMNY, a 6 year old rat terrier named Parker died after contracting Leptospirosis, likely from McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Please check out the AMNY article as well as the FIDO in Prospect Park fact sheet on the disease so that you know how to protect your dog.

New Vet in Carroll Gardens

As reported in A Brooklyn Life, Carroll Gardens is about to get a new vet. The address is 455 Court Street, right next to Frankie’s 457. No word on when they will open or what their services will be like. If you are among their first clients, let me know what you think!

Will Sunset Park Get a Dog Run?

There’s a debate raging right now over whether or not to add a dog run at Sunset Park. The Sunset Park Dog Owners Group is all for it and there are comments, both pro and con, on their page dedicated to the proposal. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, you may want toRead more

Breed Specific Legistlation Event

The following is free and open to the public: Breed Specific Legislation: Justifiable Discrimination?Presented by the Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to AnimalsNew York City Bar Association, Meeting Hall42 West 44th StreetNew York, NY 10036Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. American Staffordshire Bull Terriers (“Pit Bulls”), Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Doberman Pinschers haveRead more

Breed Specific Bans Hit NYC

The New York City Housing Authority has banned certain breeds from its apartments beginning this Friday. The breeds include Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers as well as any dog over 25 lbs. I did not know this was coming down the pike and I am a bit taken aback. I really thought that we in NYCRead more

Doggie Fashion Show at FIT

Did you know that FIT has a certificate program in Pet Product Design and Marketing? Neither did I, but the 20 designers enrolled will have their work displayed in FIT’s first pet apparel fashion show “Bark Is The New Black.” For more information about the event, go to Canines Parade in Couture at FIT’s FirstRead more