Ruff Club in the East Village
Tomorrow, August 26th is National Dog Day. A time to celebrate those that love us unconditionally, never talk back, and rarely have an opinion contrary to ours. We primp them, dress them, quaff them, and walk them at our pace. They are all around us, on leashes, off-leashes, in strollers and body-slings held close to our hearts. New Yorkers are as intense about their pets as they are about everything else, and there are no shortage of shops and services to choose from. Some are outrageously over-the-top, and some are just pretty. For tomorow and any time of the year, here are 10 places in New York City to treat your pup.
Launch of the Jimmy Choo Canine Collection at the Surrey Hotel, New York. Photo via Jimmy Choo
The Brazilian artist Rafael Mantes was so inspired by his own English bull terrier, whose name is Jimmy Choo, that he collaborated with the British footwear label, Jimmy Choo, to launch an entire canine collection. The collection, which includes studded leather collars, launched this year in London, Hong Kong and in New York City on the roof garden of the Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side.
Not really your style? Here are a few local lux shops we thought were pretty cool too: The New York Dog Shop online only, DoggyStyle located at 46 University Place, Wagwear located at 48 East 11th Street, Zoomies located at 434 Hudson Street, The Barking Zoo located at 172 Ninth Avenue and Wag Club located at 362 Furman Street, Brooklyn.