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The Biggest Dog Product Trends at Global Pet Expo 2018

I recently returned from Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest trade show, in Orlando, Florida. Sure, some people think the Disney parks are the city’s best attraction — for me, on the other hand, the Global floor was the real theme park! Armed with my terrible cell phone camera, a color-coded map, and the fabulous Bryn from A Dog Walks Into a Bar, I set out to find the greatest new pet products on the market.

Pets By Petra: Brooklyn-Based Pet Photography

Looking for a pet photographer in the Brooklyn area? Look no further! Petra Romano of Pets by Petra reached out to me to see if Henry and I would be interested in participating in one of her new “Expressions” photo shoots as well as a few portraits of the two of us together in exchange for featuring the experience on the blog. I was thrilled to accept and we had an incredible time. Keep reading to learn more about Petra, see the photos from the shoot, and even save some money on your own shoot!

How To Bring Your Dog on the Subway

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This post is written based on my personal experience with Henry; I am not a trainer, veterinarian, or lawyer. Please consult a professional with questions.

Having a car in New York City is expensive, not to mention a pain in the tush. When forced to travel with their dogs, many New Yorkers choose to take the subway. There is a right way and a wrong way to do this, however, especially if your dog stresses easily. Keep reading to learn how to bring your dog on the subway while following the law and assuring it’s an easy trip for you, your dog, and your fellow passengers. 

NYC Paws Parade 2016: Celebrating 150 Years of the ASPCA

Hundreds of attendees (both animal and human) flocked to the first NYC Paws Parade to celebrate the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary! The April 10, 2016 parade started at Madison Square Park at 26th Street and 5th Avenue and extended to Union Square. In Union Square, a coordinating Adoptapalooza offered hundred of animals for adoption with fees covered by Animal Planet. A second location in Brooklyn provided additional adoptions, food trucks, a historical ASPCA exhibit, and a photo booth.

I stopped by Union Square to catch the parade, meet some pups, and take a few pictures. Keep reading to view photos of costumed dogs, adoptable dogs, and even a celebrity dog or two!