Brooklyn for Pet Owners

Our pets put up with a lot from us humans, what with our long hours at work and limited yard space. Treat your pets to the best that Brooklyn has to offer. Keep reading for some of Brooklyn’s best parks and dog runs, adoption agencies, pet shops, groomers, and kennels and day-cares.

Parks and Dog Runs

McCarren Park | Katherine M. via Yelp

McCarren Park – Dog Run
This dog run is great for all dogs, as there are circles divided according to your dog’s size.


Prospect Park | Jennifer K. via Yelp

Prospect Park – Off-Leash Hours
Off-leash hours at Prospect Park run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., but only in the open meadow sections of the Long Meadow, Nethermead, and Peninsula. Everywhere else in the park dogs must be leashed.


herbert-von-king-dog-park-brooklynHerbert Von King Park via Facebook

Herbert Von King Park –  Dog Run and Off-Leash Area
There are two sections for this dog run, for the more or less energetic dog, and there is an off-leash area nearby.


Lincoln Terrace Park off-leash area via FoursquareLincoln Terrace | B J King via Foursquare

Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park – Off-Leash Area
The space on Eastern Parkway between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues is off-leash during park hours, before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.



BARC | Helen Y. via Yelp

BARC (Williamsburg)
The Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition is a not-for-profit, no-kill, private shelter that’s been in the neighborhood since 1987. Check out their gallery of dogs and cats up for adoption, or stop by their adoption hours from 12 to 4, Tuesday to Saturday.


sean-casey-animal-rescue-catsSCAR kitties | SCAR via Facebook

Sean Casey Animal Rescue (Windsor Terrace)
This is another non-profit, no-kill shelter, and adoption hours at Sean Casey are daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They’ve got dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals, all up for adoption.


Pet Supplies and Grooming

Muddy Paws cleaning station via Yelp

Muddy Paws (Williamsburg)
This is a no-nonsense pet supply store offering holistic products. This is not for high-maintenance dogs, though: their dog wash is do-it-yourself. They provide the towels, shampoo, and clean-up, and your bathroom stays tidy and dry.


Bushwick Bark via Yelp

Bushwick Bark (Bushwick)
This natural pet food and supply shop also offers a range of grooming services and a do-it-yourself dog wash. They deliver pet supplies, and just in case there’s a cat person in your life, they foster cats and kittens with Bushwick Street Cats.


district-dog-brooklynDistrict Dog via Facebook

District Dog (Greenpoint)
District Dog is a cheerful shop in Greenpoint (and the founders of Dog Habitat Rescue). They’ve got a slew of items for both dogs and cats, and they are partnered with Brooklyn Waggers for walking and pet sitting.


ps9-pets-brooklynPS9 Pets via Facebook

PS9 Pets (Williamsburg)
PS9 Pets is stocked with every pet need imaginable, from toys and apparel to food, carriers, and grooming supplies.


Kennel and Day-Care

Eva’s Play Pups | Hannah D. via Yelp

Eva’s Play Pups (Williamsburg)
Eva’s provides services such as dog-walking, day-care, and boarding, and they also run a country camp in Pennsylvania, where dogs can frolic in freedom for a week at a time (under camp counselor supervision, of course).


cattitude-brooklyn-nyc-tarynBrooklyn Cattitude & Street Strutters | Taryn H. via Yelp

Brooklyn Cattitude & Street Strutters (most of Brooklyn)
This day-care offers dog walking and cat sitting in most Brooklyn neighborhoods. Their website also provides resources for pet supplies, veterinarians, and more.

Looking for a pet-friendly apartment? Check out MySpace NYC’s rental listings and choose “pet friendly” from our list of features.