Central Library's plaza is going to the dogs! In honor of National Dog Day, we're teaming up with Dog Parker and Slobbr to celebrate man's best friend. We'll have dog-themed activities and story time for kids, plus treats and wading pools for our four-legged patrons. If you're looking for a furever friend, rescue groups will have adoptable dogs available. Dogs and dog lovers of all ages are welcome!
Fashion Show at 11am
Dress up your pup in summer gear (bonus points for a literary twist!) to compete for prizes, including a Dog Parker membership with free minutes, dog treats from Leela Ryan, a leash and collar from Found My Animal and, of course, a Brooklyn Public Library tote bag.
Fun for dogs & dog lovers!
- Dog sketches: Have your dog’s portrait drawn by Kate Gavino of Last Night’s Reading
- Dog-themed story time, bandana-making station and other activities
- Rescue groups with adoptable dogs
- Treats, wading pools and more for our furry friends
About the Pups on the Plaza Sponsors
You may have seen a few of these futuristic looking dog houses in front of different stores in your neighborhood but not fully understood what was going on, which makes sense because Dog Parker is the first technology of its kind. Dog Parkers are high-tech and cozy houses that sit outside of dozens of storefronts throughout Brooklyn. Because many stores cannot allow dogs inside, Dog Parker provides a safe alternative to tying up your dog outside and a happy alternative to leaving them at home alone.
Slobbr, an iOS app, enables pooch parents to find pet-friendly local parks, restaurants, hotels, and more that have been recommended by users in the Slobbr community or curated by the Slobbr team. Users can also expand their pack by connecting with dog lovers around them or posting photos of their four-legged pals. Best of all, for every check-in, Slobbr donates half a cup of kibble to a local animal shelter or rescue group.
Gothamist is a 2017 Pups on the Plaza media partner.