Did you know there was a recent string of robberies in Brooklyn committed by a dog walker? Have you heard about a new fitness program in Prospect Park for you and Fido? If this is news to you, it’s time to catch up on Brooklyn dog headlines. Keep reading for the scoop on recent dog news in Brooklyn.
Fitness for Fido
Go Fetch Run is a new fitness program created for you and Fido. It’s just like baby bootcamp but with your dog. People and their pets go to Prospect Park five days a week for a workout featuring cardio and strength training, which incorporates dogs. See these fit pets and people in action on Brooklyn News 12.
Photo by Chris Ozer
Dog Walker Busted for Burglary
A Brooklyn dog walker was caught stealing from the homes of the dogs he walked. According to the New York Post, the walker stole nearly $190,000 worth of jewelry and trinkets from clients. The incidents were reported in five DUMBO condos. I wonder if this was the same dog walker busted for stealing in my building.
Cross Court and Pacific with Care
RIP Mambo, the poor puppy who was killed after being hit by a car while crossing Pacific Street at Court. The Brooklyn Eagle reports on this dangerous intersection that is subject to heavy traffic, poor sight lines and double-parked trucks. While the intersection does not meet federal guidelines for a traffic signal, Councilmember Steven Levin has created a petition to add one. Sign it today!
Brooklyn Eagle photo by Trudy Whitman shows heavy traffic, poor sight lines and double-parked trucks at Court and Pacific.
Vinegar Hill Vets Expand to Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Group, a satellite clinic of Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group, is slated to open November 1st. The new clinic is located at 10 Columbia Place and will be available for scheduled and walk-in appointments Monday through Saturday.
It was another great year at the Atlantic Antic. The Sixpoint Antic Ale flowed, Mile End’s poutine was on point, and there was no line for Steve’s Key Lime Pie when it was time for dessert. Along with the crowds of people, there were lots of dogs who happily helped clean the streets as they trolled for scraps. Laly couldn’t wait to get out the door as she followed the smell of street meat. Here are our favorite dogs from this year’s Atlantic Antic.
Dogs take over the streets before the big crowds appear.
Look closely and you’ll see this pooch sports a full-body mohawk.
This dog does the Antic in style.
Giant dogs getting Antic love.
This pup is helping spread the word about Positive Tails, a non-profit that helps pet owners pay for veterinary care.
Dogs love Dekalb Market and you will too. We can’t get enough of this dog friendly, shopping and food oasis in Fort Greene. The space is made up of colorful shipping containers converted into shops that feature jewelry, crafts, housewares and lots more. You’ll even stumble upon an urban garden and art installations as you explore.
Dekalb Market is the perfect place to bundle up and enjoy an outdoor lunch with your pooch. Food vendors surround an open space filled with picnic benches, making the market one of the few places left to eat outside this winter. Our favorite bites so far have been from Arancini Bros., Dub Pies and the Filipino BBQ joint. Dekalb Market is open through January, making it easy to support Brooklyn small business during the holiday shopping season. When you visit be sure to take your dog’s picture in the Sant-A-Box
Flatbush Avenue Extension and Willoughby
Open seven days a week 8am till 10pm
The market on a whole is dog friendly but do ask individual shops if furry friends are welcome.
It’s easy to fall into a routine when it comes to walking the dog. The next time you take your dog out for a walk, explore a street that’s new to you and rediscover your neighborhood. Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill are filled with quaint lanes and alleyways that will transport you to another time from Love Lane to Grace Court and my personal favorite, Verandah Place. Forgotten New York has a great guide to the alleys of Brooklyn Heights to get you started. Create your own walking tour and start getting more out of your walks. Your dog will dig it too.
Verandah Place Courtesy of Forgotten NY