Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BEST FRIENDS!!!!

Lily and Arthur!

Hunter and Suki!

Finn and Morgen!

A Motley Crew!!

Huntley and Wilbur!

Alex, Gatsby and Fenway!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HAPPY SPRING!!

Spring has (finally) sprung! Enjoy these fresh, bright faces enjoying the (sometimes) warm weather!!








Sunday, February 2, 2014




D Is For Doggy was chosen for an Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl feature! Click on the link above to see it and see if you recognize some of our pups!!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Central Park, 2012 A. Frost
Deep Freeze!
Once again, NYC is having its (millionth) cold snap... so D4D wanted to put a little warmth in your hearts with some of our latest pics of comfy, snug pups!

Get your cocoa on and ENJOY!


Fenway rocks a cream turtleneck.

Cassie is happy to be inside!

Charlie is waiting for toasted marshmallows!

Bentley and Coco keep each other warm.

Jasper celebrates getting out of the snow!

Sporting a debonair vest, Pepsi models in the small dog room.

Quigley and Finn share a snuggle.

Nathan takes a walk in the snow and says "Can we go inside, please?"

"That's better"

Nacho knows he's lucky to sleep his day away at D Is For Doggy!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Howl-i-days!

It's the time of year when dogs can be naughty or nice! To keep your little one safe and sound this holiday season, here are some tips from the ASPCA
 
Lexi awaits the arrival of Santa
 

Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations:
O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe.
Tinsel-less Town
Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching "toy" that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It's best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.
No Feasting for the Furries
By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising fur kid will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.
Toy Joy
Looking to stuff your pet's stockings? Choose gifts that are safe.
  • Dogs have been known to tear their toys apart and swallowing the pieces, which can then become lodged in the esophagus, stomach or intestines. Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. 
  • Long, stringy things are a feline's dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that's too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer—and tons of play sessions together.
    Fenway is in his holiday finest.
Forget the Mistletoe & Holly
Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies, can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.
Leave the Leftovers 
Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won't lead to costly medical bills.
That Holiday Glow
Don't leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out!
Rocky waits for kisses under the mistletoe... but he won't eat it!

Wired Up 
Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws' reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet's mouth.
House Rules
If your animal-loving guests would like to give your pets a little extra attention and exercise while you're busy tending to the party, ask them to feel free to start a nice play or petting session.
Put the Meds Away 
Make sure all of your medications are locked behind secure doors, and be sure to tell your guests to keep their meds zipped up and packed away, too.
Careful with Cocktails
If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.
Juno relaxes under the tree

A Room of Their Own 
Give your pet his own quiet space to retreat to—complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle. Shy pups and cats might want to hide out under a piece of furniture, in their carrying case or in a separate room away from the hubbub.
New Year's Noise
As you count down to the new year, please keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat's intestines, if ingested, perhaps necessitating surgery. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

D is for Doggy's annual charity drive

D Is For Doggy Family,
The holidays are here, which means D Is For Doggy is having our annual charity drive for the Center For Animal Care and Control, the city-run shelter. We DON'T need money -- just items that might help less fortunate animals feel comfortable, such as blankets, food, and toys. It's our hope that we can make shelter animals feel as good as those with "fur-ever" homes this holiday season. 
 
Starting today, we will be accepting donations of any kind that are included in the CACC Wish List [think blankets, food, wireless crates and toys]. There will be a donation box in the entryway of both locations, so feel free to drop by with any items you'd like to donate to the drive.

Happy Holidays to you and your families from everyone at D Is For Doggy!