8. Ruff Club – A NYC Social Club for Dogs
Daycare never looked so good, and includes live-stream for those with a little anxiety about leaving the dogs. This is a contemporary pet-care hub for canine members whose human friends pay an annual membership fee. Ruff Club is specific to cage–free daycare and overnight care in a lovingly renovated space in the East Village that once was the home to Aces & Eights Saloon by way of Mo’ Pitkins. With an interest in preservation, the owners learned that the building dates back to the 19th century. No frills or grooming here. Their detailed approach to care makes for a safe and comfortable environment for pets, and in the front of the shop, locally roasted coffee and wi-fi in a pet-friendly neighborhood setting for the owners. Ruff Club is located at 34 Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd Street.