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Six Reasons to Adopt a Rescue Dog

My name is Masa the St Bernard, also known as Sasquatch. I was adopted from Animal Care Centers of NYC in 2014, and I now work as the official puppy nanny at Dog City. My job is to comfort young pups with my gigantic presence. If you’re thinking about a new addition to your family,… Continue reading


The death of our dearest family member– the beloved dog, is something we will all eventually face.   It’s a hard, inevitable reality.  And when it comes, it takes over like a storm.     The stronger the bond, the harder the grief.  Grieving over a dog is tremendously complicated, for it is a process in… Continue reading

When To Say Goodbye

This article is dedicated Maggie Bennett, our beautiful 17 year old Australian Shepherd.  She was laid to rest peacefully in the loving arms of her parents, Michelle and William on Saturday, September 5th, 2015.     The sad reality is that most likely, we will outlive our pets.  In my middle age, I’ve outlived too… Continue reading

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Dogzheimers

Senior dogs have a special place in my heart. Their gentle presence tells a story– the depth of their wisdom, love and understanding. In their eyes, I see the glimmer that once was behind the cloud of cataracts. Their tired body, the joints that no longer bounce were once agile and strong. The callous on… Continue reading

Deep Thoughts with Tyson the Boxer

My name is Tyson the Boxer, and I’m a ten year old, resident boxing coach at Dog City. I’ve been named Coach Tyson, because I teach the young about discipline and love through the art of body language and play. Here are my humble thoughts as Dog City’s alpha male. The majority of behavioral issues… Continue reading

A Message from Yamato

A dog’s love is flawless because they live in the present. There are no expectations, no conditions to our love. We don’t give a damn if you’re Muslim, Christian, Agnostic, Atheist, where you’re from or what you do. Our love is not based on dependence, what you do for us, or how you make us… Continue reading

The Bond

Six months ago, I adopted a young, 120lb Saint Bernard deemed unadoptable to the public by Brooklyn Animal Care and Control. Despite his gigantic frame, he was afraid of everything. He was afraid of humans, dogs, the air he breathed and his own tail. Masa was a backyard breeder’s leftover. He was malnourished, neglected, under… Continue reading

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