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Take Your Dog Hiking with Discover Outdoors

The dog days of summer are over but that doesn’t mean a pooch can’t have fun in the fall.  I’m looking forward to spending time outdoors in cooler weather and started researching dog-friendly ideas beyond a a day of apple picking.  I came across a company called Discover Outdoors that offers day trips from New York City. They have a few things I want to do that include a midnight hike and lake swim but what really caught my eye on their site was a series of dog-friendly hikes. That’s right, organized hiking for city dogs and their humans. Discover Outdoors currently offers three types of hiking trips for you and your pooch. There’s even a hike for people without furry friends that allows them hike with adoptable dogs.

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Beginner Hike and Hound and Hike and Hound Pine Meadow

A four-mile hike for beginners and a six mile option for fit folks and dogs around a beautiful lake. The day trip includes transportation from Manhattan, lakeside lunch and time for dogs to swim.  The tail wagging day is for both large and smaller dogs, allowing them to explore trails, branches, roots and leaves that are so different from the concrete sidewalks of New York City.

Hike with Adoptable Dogs

Don’t have a dog but want to hike with one?  You can hike with an adoptable dog from non-profit shelter, Animal Haven and give these animals some much needed fresh air, exercise and love. The day begins at Animal Haven in Soho, where you’ll get a private volunteer orientation that counts as the first of two for certification as an Animal Haven volunteer. Next you’ll meet your new best friend and enjoy a day of beauty of nature, fresh air, and good exercise.

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Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

If you’re reading this blog, you probably know about the great work being done by Sean Casey Animal Rescue and Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition. But did you know about Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue?  It wasn’t until a recent trip down the rabbit hole on Twitter that I discovered this kickass organization with a great name and tag line- “saving badass dogs from idiot humans”.

Brooklyn Badass is made up of a committed network of fosters and volunteers that rescue sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the southern United States. Once pulled from  shelters, they provide dogs with  veterinary care and transport them north to foster and  forever homes. Since 2011, Badass has rescued over 600 dogs and placed them all in loving homes.

Betty, a 4-year old dachshund-chihuahua mix, is a Badass alum placed in a forever home in Park Slope.  From her Facebook page, you can tell that her new family is crazy about her and that she’s loving life as a Brooklyn dog.

Betty, the Badass alum, enjoying life in Park Slope.

Betty, the Badass alum, enjoying life in Park Slope.

Badass takes the adoption process seriously in order to place each dog in a home where they will thrive. They hold weekly events at NYC Pet in Williamsburg, where you can meet rescues. Visit their website and Tumblr page, The Daily Badass, to learn ab0ut upcoming events and ways you can get involved in this awesome group.

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