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Donate to improve the Madison Square Park Dog Run!

[Donate at]. One of the great features of Madison Square Park is the dog run, where dog owners can come to let their dogs run around off leash. It’s also quite popular as a dog watching spot and adds to the community of the park. Kids love getting to look in and see dogs as well.

What we didn’t know is that the free dog run is reportedly sustained by donations, and not the city or the Conservancy. It also can get pretty muddy and smelly in there when not maintained, which doesn’t serve anyone.

If you use the dog run, please consider donating any amount to help get new gravel and waste bags. Maybe they could even irrigate it better for when it rains. If you don’t use it but walk past it, a little gravel is going to go a long way to making it, and the park a nicer place.

Learn more and donate at

Canine Comedy Parade today next to Gramercy Park

Our friends at DogSpin tell us there is a Canine Comedy Parade today (Saturday) next to Gramercy Park. The GNA Canine Comedy Parade runs from noon-2:30pm and you can bring your dog in costume (or not) and see some of their talents. There will be comic emcees, doggie caricatures, and a best in show contest plus pet adoption and free giveaways for dogs and their owners.

More info at

Top 15 dog names and breeds in the Madison Square Park area just posted results from the WNYC study on dog names and breeds in New York City, and we examined the Madison Square Park zip code and pulled out the top 15 dog names in 10010.

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Dog Casting Call on Monday March 4th

There is a dog casting call on Monday March 4th at D Pet Hotels (104 West 27th Street) for dogs that are “Human-like, athletic, a dancer, a talker, a trickster, a clothes hound, or just crazy smart.”

Its for a ‘Dogumentary’ film called “New York’s Most Talented Dog and all dogs that make the cut will get a free day of day care at D Pet Hotels according to the flyer. Email to schedule an audition.

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Sneak peak open house at D Pet Hotels Chelsea on Thursday; opens Friday

The new ultra-luxury D Pet Hotels Chelsea (104 West 27th Street at 6th Avenue) will have an open house from 1-7pm on Thursday so you can get a sneak peak of the posh digs for dogs. They will then take their first dog guests on Friday when they open for business.

The rooms have stylish twin beds, wall art, and even flat screen tv’s. They offer dog boarding, daycare, and grooming.

Oh and they will chauffeur your dog to and from the hotel, in a Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley, Porsche or Rolls Royce.

The original D Pet Hotel is in Hollywood and they are currently expanding to our neighborhood as well as Phoenix.

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