Turn Your NYC Dog Into a NYCDog
Meeting people in any new city can be hard. I’ve found as an adult, when I move, it usually takes me about six months or so to feel like I’m really starting to get plugged in. Without the confines of things like school, college, play dates set up by parents or after school activities options, sometimes it looks like work is your only option for meeting people. And – while some of my closest friends are ex-co-workers – when you first move to a new place (or if you’ve been there awhile but haven’t really laid down any roots), you really want to branch out beyond work.
Using your pet to do this is a perfect, genius idea! Walking around with your pup isn’t nearly as purpose-less or lonely as strolling around by yourself, and you can meet friendly, dog-loving people along the way. Still, there are even better ways to connect with other pet-lovers, beyond just taking your pooch to their favorite park or dog run.
Thanks to NYCDog (which is pronounced “Nice” dog), if you’re looking to meet people, play with your dog, and hey, even give back to the community a little, you’ll find plenty of options. NYCDog compiles lists of dog owner groups around the city that meet to socialize with eachother and with their pets. Plus the site and groups alike are active in, ” improving our communities by promoting the establishment and maintenance of humane off-leash recreation opportunities, responsible dog ownership and respectful park stewardship.”
Sounds like a great way to meet some new people and make new friends – for your self and your best friend!
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