Unleash Canine Fun in Tompkins Square Park and Beyond
For urban dwellers with four-legged companions, EVGB offers unparalleled proximity to the famed Tompkins Square Dog Run. Just a few short blocks from this celebrated canine destination, EVGB grants residents and their furry friends especially easy access.
Inaugurated in 1990 within Tompkins Square Park, the Tompkins Square Dog Run rapidly emerged as a beloved institution for community canines. Pets are free to roam leashless and mix with fellow furry neighborhood denizens. Dedicated areas cater to tiny and giant breeds alike.
The Run also plays host to the fabulous annual Halloween Dog Parade, where adorably bedecked pups vie for prizes. Tompkins Square Park transforms into a veritable canine carnival, as the city’s most discerning dogs don their holiday finest and take to the streets for a jamboree of costumes and laughs, and proud parents angle for the best photo op.
But Tompkins Square isn’t the only pet-centric spot in the area. The East Village boasts a number of businesses that cater to pet owners:
Petopia on East 14th St is a go-to for locals. They stock a broad range of supplies, from dog food to toys. Whether you’re picking up essentials or seeking something special for your pet, this store is worth a visit. Meanwhile, for those looking into natural products for their pets, Whiskers Holistic Pet Care on East 9th St is the place to go. With a focus on organic and holistic pet items, Whiskers has earned a strong reputation among health-conscious pet owners.
Grooming is essential, and the East Village doesn’t disappoint. Unleashed Spa Pet Grooming on Avenue B is a top-rated spot for both dog and cat grooming. From standard trims to luxury baths, they provide a range of services to pamper your pooch. Doggie Dearest on East 5th St is another well-regarded option.
And if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean your furry friend, Now You’re Clean is the perfect spot for Spot. Their self-service dog wash is affordable and fast; it’s the first automated dog washing machine in New York. Bring your dog in, choose the cycle that suits your pet’s needs, and let the machine do the rest. It’s designed to be gentle on your pet’s skin and coat, and it can complete a wash cycle in just 15 minutes.
The East Village, particularly for EVGB residents, boasts a comprehensive and convenient environment for pet owners. With parks for play and an array of businesses to address your pet’s every need, it’s a neighborhood that embraces and caters to both you and your four-legged companions.