Like most elements of life here in New York City, having a dog isn't easy. We hope to make it a bit more manageable with this week's SurvivalList, rounding up some of our most apropos posts on the topic...
After zeroing in on a dog-appropriate neighborhood and a putatively dog-friendly building, you may also need to persuade your landlord or the co-op board to give the nod to your pup.
Once you're in, the day-to-day challenges begin. Lack of outdoor access translates into a lot of walks--and pricey dogwalkers, who may need as much supervision as your pet. You'll also need to brush-up on your petiquette to get along with the neighbors, who may be, um, less than thrilled with Fido’s barking habits.
Cats, while a bit easier to manage, aren't natural high-rise dwellers. And they don’t always mix well with hardwood floors and, by extension, landlords.
Below, you'll find these and more posts designed to help you and your pet co-habitate in NYC.
Finding a place to live with your pet
- How to get your dog past the co-op board
- 5 hours, 4 Yorkies, 1 Upper East Side co-op board interview
- How to get your landlord to accept your dog
- Renters: Don't assume you can have a dog just because you see dogs in the building--especially if you're renting a co-op or condo
- More buildings becoming dog-friendly, even if they don't want to
- Why all co-ops should allow dogs (sponsored)
- Great neighborhoods for dogs
- Does no pets mean no cats?
- The perfect apartment for your cat
- When 'pet friendly' isn't
How to live in peace & harmony with your neighbors (and their pets)
- Petiquette 101: Apartment manners for your dog
- Is your dog a nightmare?
- How to spy on the dogwalker
- You might want to keep your windows closed
- Stylish cat-scratchers
- What to do about the neighbor's loud dog
- Extreme measures- debarking your dog
- When your dog outgrows the weight limit of your co-op
- Be prepared to take the service elevator
- High rise syndrome: A fall thing