Brooklyn is a beacon of dog-friendly activities, restaurants and lodging. According to data from the New York Economic Development Corporation, there were nearly 21,000 licensed dogs in Brooklyn in 2017 and the neighborhood boasts over 600 veterinarians and 62 pet stores.
This hip, New York City borough is also home to Instagram famous pups including Mervin the Chihuahua, Ella Bean and the Bodhi the Menswear Dog, so you know that Bucktown has plenty of hot spots for cool canines.
If you want to spend the day moseying around Brooklyn with your dog, there are lots of sights to see, snacks to eat and artisanal shopping that will appeal to both you and your pooch.
New York City is also credited with putting the profession of dog walking on the map, so we’ve put together a dog-friendly Brooklyn walking guide that will take you traipsing all over this neighborhood.
Our list includes must-see sights such as the Greenpoint Waterfront, awesome activities such as the grassy and wooded McCarren Dog Run, and unforgettable eateries like Lucky Dog Bar, a spot where you can enjoy affordable booze and board games with your bestie by your side.
This 4-mile route covers the best spots with plenty of stops to rest and relax along the way: