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New York City – Surprisingly Dog-Friendly

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The central city of the United States, New York is the center of many industries and culture in the United States. New York City grew mostly out of immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America and represents one of the most international cities in the world. It is the home of the United Nations, the center of world finance and of the United States media. New York City covers 300 square miles which consists of five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. When people think of New York they usually think of Manhattan which is an island barely 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. This island, which lore says was purchased by the colonists from the Indians for about $23, is the main tourist area in the city and where most visitors stay. Manhattan consists of many neighborhoods. New York City is very densely populated but is surprisingly dog-friendly. Although you can’t take your dog to a Broadway Show there are a surprising number of things you and your visiting or resident dog can do together.


Hotel Affinia Manhattan Has a Paw-fect Spring Fling Package

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Affinia Manhattan is pampering its four-legged guests with a special Paw-Fect Spring Fling package in honor of National Pet Month. Travelers with pups, who book by May 30, 2013, will receive loads of treats to make their best friend feel extra special during their stay. Affinia Manhattan will also donate proceeds to the Humane Society of New York.

Affinia Manhattan’s Paw-Fect Spring Fling package includes:

· Doggie Welcome Basket amenity, including treats and a chew toy

· Pet’s choice of entrée from Doggie Delights Menu at Niles New York City

· Dog bed, dog bowl and puppy stairs to climb into bed, all available for use on request

· $10 Donation to the Humane Society of New York

Rates start at $346 per night, based on double occupancy.

About Affinia Manhattan

Conveniently near Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, and Times Square, Affinia Manhattan offers an unpretentious and authentic hospitality experience just steps from New York City’s most exciting neighborhoods and attractions. Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites have been redesigned for maximum comfort by the world-renowned design firm, Rockwell Group, and include custom-designed Affinia beds and pillow menu, wireless internet, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, comfortable living spaces and several suites that feature kitchens, outdoor terraces and iconic New York City views. Affinia Manhattan is owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group, a nationally-recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique hotels with a portfolio that includes The James and Affinia brands, in addition to a number of luxury and independent properties, including The Surrey and The Benjamin in New York City.’s New York City Guide

NYC’s Largest Free-Pet-Adoption Event Ever – June 1 & 2

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Hosts “Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days”

If anything can warm the hearts of the toughest New Yorkers, it’s the sight of adorable dogs and puppies, kittens and cats – all in need of permanent loving homes. During the weekend of June 1-2, New Yorkers will have a chance to adopt thousands of them at New York’s (and the nation’s) largest FREE-pet-adoption event ever.

Called Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the two-day event will take place at more than 50 locations throughout the city, as well as in communities in California, Florida, Nevada and Wisconsin. Locally, the event is being hosted by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, a coalition of more than 150 nonprofit shelters and rescue groups whose mission is to end the killing of cats and dogs simply because they do not have homes.

All of the adoptable animals available during Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days are homeless and currently live in animal shelters or with rescue groups. They’ve been spayed, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. While many have had rough starts, they have lots of love to give and need permanent, loving homes. All adoptions are FREE thanks to generous funding from Maddie’s Fund, a California-based family foundation whose goal is to empty the shelters in each participating community.

Animals will be up for adoption all across New York City and a single mega-event will take place in Manhattan each day. On Saturday, June 1, from 11am to 5pm, pets will be available for adoption outside Petco on West 92nd Street (southwest corner of Broadway). On Sunday, June 2, from 12pm to 5pm, the action moves downtown to the area outside the Petco Union Square (between 17th and 19th Streets). New Yorkers can find locations in other boroughs by logging on to the Alliance website,

The Challenge

More than 38,000 homeless dogs and cats were taken in by shelters and rescue groups in New York City last year. Yet, if New Yorkers understood the benefits of adopting pets from such organizations rather than purchasing them from pet stores and breeders, many, if not all, of these animals could find loving homes.

To name just few advantages …

… Expert advice. The staff and volunteers of shelters and rescue groups know their furry charges’ personalities and quirks well. That means they can offer spot-on advice and excel at matching prospective owners with the perfect pets for them.

… Ready, set, go. Pets adopted from shelters and rescue groups come already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and, often, microchipped. That means big savings for new pet owners – not only in terms of money, but in terms of time and worry, too.

… Saves money. While adoption fees vary from shelter to shelter, they’re always much lower than the fees charged by pet stores and breeders. (At the June 1-2 Maddie’s Pet-Adoption Days events all adoptions are FREE.)

… More choice. Shelters and recue groups offer a variety of breeds and mixes. That includes large number of pure breeds, which account for roughly 25 percent of all shelter pets.

… Saves lives. Adopting from rescue organizations reduces the demand for so-called puppy mills, which breed dogs and cats under cruel and painful conditions.