Battery Park City
Battery Park City was built in the 1970’s and 80’s from rubble excavated while building the World Trade Center and sand from Staten Island. One man’s trash is another dog’s treasure-- Battery Park City boasts a beautiful public park with promenades up and down First and Second Places for dogs to sniff. Dog owners should note that leash laws are strictly enforced in this neighborhood, public grounds around the Statue of Liberty...Read More
Dog friendly beaches in New York State:
1) Doggie Beach at New Smyrna at the end of Beach Avenue in Larchmont, NY is a great beach catered to dogs. It’s so dog friendly that your dog can go leashless and go in the water any time of day. Fences extend into the water, which means dogs get to swim at the beach and owners have fewer worries Fido will swim off into the sunset without them. It’s a great spot for an impulsive trip if you have a car...Read More
The New York Times was impressed both with our technology and quality of service!
The Wall Street Journal documents the dog walking industry in New York City and how Swifto is coming out ahead with its innovative approach
There are some generally agreed upon guidelines on how much food and water a dog should get per day. These figures are based on recommendations provided by veterinarians and the American Kennel Club and are based on your dog’s weight. Paying attention to the amount of food and water your dog eats a day improves the quality of your care for your dog. If a dog owner notices their dog is drinking an above average amount of water they may get their dog to a...Read More
Even though New York is famous for its skyscrapers and traffic, there are so many peaceful dog parks you and your dog can relax and enjoy together. This article focuses on pointing out the most dog friendly parks. Keeping the days and times you and your dog can enjoy green spaces will soon be spelled out and easy to memorize.
It’s important to keep your eyes open and read signs when going on an outing with your dog. There are four kinds of dog...Read More
Anyone with allergies searching for the perfect dog has heard buzz about non shedding dogs and hypoallergenic dogs. While hypoallergenic dogs are scientifically considered a myth, there are certain breeds of dog who shed minimally all year round, or only shed during certain seasons. Because the amount of shedding is so low, these dogs are considered non shedding dogs. These dogs have been known to mesh well with allergy sufferers, but it should be noted...Read More
When considering a second pet for your home, it’s best match a new friend with your dog’s breed and temperament. Even though breed doesn’t necessarily dictate behavior, there are some fun animal facts to consider before buying a second pet. Also, be sure to research whether owning the pet you’re thinking of is legal where you live. Certain states have made owning pets like hedgehogs and ferrets illegal.... Read More
Making your home puppy-proof:Put away floor plants, decorations, shoes, and clothing. Puppies often chew on or root around in things on floors. Removing these items ensures your puppy won’t learn bad habits.Secure tablecloths, runners, or other hanging material. One curious pull can bring curtains or a table setting down on your puppy and the floor. Make sure curtains are secure and tape or tack down any hanging... Read More
Swifto provides unique and innovative dog walking, but for some truly special pet supplies and helpful staff, Swifto would like to bark the praises of these stores in Manhattan, NYC:
1) Petropolis: All natural pet grooming, fancy spa options (ear tweezing and nail clipping), nice prices, delivery, and knowledgeable staff make this staple of the Financial District a treasure.
2) Whiskers Holistic Pet Care...
Obedience training is important for the emotional well-being of yourself and your dog. When you and your dog effectively communicate, your pet is less confused about their role in your family (their pack) and can healthily participate in family activities. Here are some basic obedience dog training tips:
1) Praise and reward your dog when he does what you ask of him, give an appropriate...Read More