1.  Adopting a Dog in NYC

Check out adopting a pet. You can contact the Humane Society of New York, the North Shore Animal League, the ASPCA or many other shelters. Depending on the breed of dog you choose, here’s a fun map of the most popular dog breeds by neighborhood, so you’ll know where you fit in best.

It has been at times, a dog-eat-dog world out there: sidewalk pop problems, anti-pet neighbors, dog DNA testing in New York City apartments, but this is the day to forget what you stepped in, and who barfed in the elevator. It’s time to celebrate National Dog Day!

Next, read about Teddy Roosevelt, Jacob Riis, and the Little Dog Who Changed Homeless Policy in NYC. Get in touch with the author at AFineLyne.