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Dog-Friendly Brooklyn Halloween Celebrations & Pet Safety (INFOGRAPHIC)

Halloween is just a few days away! Add some glitter to your dog’s costume and get a head start on the festivities with these events taking place over the weekend.

The 15th ANNUAL GREAT PUPKIN @ Fort Greene Park

Saturday, October 26th (rain date 10/27)

Registration at 11am, contest at 12pm

This 15th annual tradition in Fort Greene Park will have Photographer Christopher Franko, actress/activist Rosie Perez, and Gothamist Executive Editor Jen Chung as judges. Expect amazing costumes and equally great prizes.


Sunday, October 28th  1pm – 3pm
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Remsen Street entrance

It’s time for our favorite doggie costume parade and contest along the Promenade where each year the costumes get more creative. Entrants compete for glory and fabulous prizes – all for animal charity. The event brings a colorful assortment of neighborhood regulars, dog lovers, cross dressers and children of all ages. Register @ Perfect Paws Inc. 102 Hicks Street—All entries receive a fun filled goodie doggie bag!

Here’s a new event we just learned about in case you want to venture into Manhattan.


Saturday, October 26th at 2:00pm

South Street Seaport 

The South Street Seaport is hosting its first-ever Halloween Costume competition for dogs and their owners! People and pets have a chance to win great prizes from some of the contest sponsors, including BarkBox, The Salty Paw, Downtown Magazine, Paws on Pine and FiDi Families. Upload a picture of your furry companion to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SEEPAWS to be entered to participate.


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Third Annual Brooklyn Basset Hound Meetup

Sunday October 27th marks the third annual meeting of the Basset Hounds in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. A couple of  years ago a few local basset hound owners decided to gather the hounds together and the North Park Slope Basset Association was formed. 

Higgins and Woodey

The first year, six Bassets attended. The following year it grew to 15 Bassets. Who knows how many will be there this year! Basset hounds are not they typical “city dog”- you don’t see many of them, so as an owner of  three year old Higgins, I get really excited when I see one in the area. The idea of seeing a group of them together is just pure silliness that must be experienced.

Basset Tongue

Bassets make people smile. I often think, “if I only had a dollar for every time someone smiles at Higgins as we’re walking”. There were lots of smiles last year and I’m sure there will be just as many this year. Come see the Bassets this Sunday! Visit the North Park Slope Basset Association Facebook page for more details.
Basset Stare Down
Guest Post by Kerry Geise, a basset lover for life who lives in Park Slope with husband Jim and dog Higgins. Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram @kerrygeise where you’ll be flooded with pictures of Higgins and other basset friends.

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The Dogs of Atlantic Antic 2013

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 has a full-body mohawk.

Look closely and you’ll see this pooch sports a full-body mohawk.

This dog does the Antic in style.

This dog does the Antic in style.

Giant dogs getting Antic love.

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.

This pup is helping spread the word about Positive Tails, a non-profit that helps pet owners pay for veterinary care.

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Lellebele’s Brooklyn Dog Life

There’s a new puppy in Cobble Hill and she’s damn cute. Her name is Lellebele and she has the same coloring as her human, Tennille. This pup rates rates high on the cuddleability scale and so far she’s well behaved. Actually, too well behaved for our taste because she makes Laly look like one naughty dog. We’ll fix that when she visits us and we let her climb up on the bed  and  eat people food. Here’s the scoop on Lelebelle and do say hello if you run into her in the neighborhood.



Name: Lellebel (also answers to “Monster”)
Breed: Australian Labradoodle
Sex: Female
Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
Personality: Curious, confident, and eager to make friends.
Hobbies: Tasting all the plants in Brooklyn.
Vocabulary: sit, down, stay, come, leave it and shake.
Favorite spot for walks: In the morning I like walking to Cobble Hill Park, sitting on my person and watching the people, and at night I can’t wait to walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park and get to the dog run!
Favorite Toy: A bright pink fox with a tennis ball body and and squeaky tail.
Pet Peeve: Leaving the dog park.
Fun fact: I was born in a speak easy in Pennsylvania.

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Happy New Year! & Top Brooklyn Dog Moments of 2012

Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2013! In no particular order, here are a few of our favorite Brooklyn dog moments from this past year. What were your favorite moments? Let us know in the comments section.


Smorgasburg DUMBO– we couldn’t get enough of this dog-friendly foodie wonderland, which set up shop for a few weeks at the Tabacco Warehouse.

Barney and Laly in front of Casa de la Camba, serving Bolivian food at Smorgasburg DUMBO.

Barney and Laly in front of Casa de la Camba, serving Bolivian food at Smorgasburg DUMBO.


The Brooklyn Mutt Showan annual celebration of mutts competing in cool categories such as Star Trek vs. Star Wars dogs. We can’t wait for this year’s show!

James Tiberius Kirk courtesy of Brokelyn

James Tiberius Kirk courtesy of Brokelyn


The hard work of community minded dog owners made it possible to replace the pink stones in the park with spanking brand new, bleed-free ones.

Pier 6 Dog Run gets a makeover!

Pier 6 Dog Run gets a makeover!


Brooklyn dogs and their humans really know how to celebrate Halloween. Luckily, the hurricane didn’t put a damper on the borough’s annual festivities including the Great Pupkin in Fort Greene Park.

Great Pupkin courtesy of Kate on Clinton

Great Pupkin 2012 courtesy of Kate on Clinton


The Brooklyn dog community is made up of kind, quirky, and incredibly altruistic individuals and organizations.  From the work of rescue groups to the volunteer powered ASPCA Boarding Facility for Hurricane Sandy pets and Brooklyn Bark’s food pantry, we definitely feel the love.



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Shake Shack Brooklyn Dog Menu

After much anticipation, Shake Shack in Downtown Brooklyn is finally open. During our visit we were elated to spot a section for dogs on the menu. The next time you give into in a burger craving, make sure to pick up a treat for your pooch. The menu features the Pooch-ini, a custard treat for canines and Bag O’ Bones dog biscuits.  

Laly was even allowed to enter burger nirvana by an employee who assumed the place was dog friendly since they served dog treats. We thought it was weird but went along with it until we were told to wait outside by another staff member. Once home, Laly only had eyes for her Pooch-ini and actually let us eat our food in peace. I’m also happy to report that a big serving of custard didn’t make her sick. Tonight’s dinner was a win-win for all.  

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