Brooklyn Bark Talks

Dog Walking Downtown Brooklyn: Meet Bryan McFadden

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 30, 2015 11:35:00 AM

We know that you hate every minute you spend away from your favorite furry friends, so we only hire the best people in Brooklyn to take care of your pets when you can't. We are excited to introduce you to Bryan McFadden who loves dog walking in downtown Brooklyn, and offers pet sitting for all kinds of animals in Downtown Brooklyn.


Bryan is a man of few words, but he loves to write his walk notes to his clients at the end 

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Prospect Park Lake and Dog Beach are Blooming - this is NOT good

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Jul 28, 2015 10:29:00 AM

A warning went out this past week to all veterinarians in New York City from DEC.  We spoke to Dr. Chris Gaylord of North Slope Veterinary about it.


Brooklyn Bark:  The City of New York is reporting that the Department of Environmental Conservation has identified a harmful algal bloom in Prospect Park Lake.  What in the world does that mean?  And for those who don't know where we are talking about Prospect Park allows dogs to swim in their waters, untethered, during off leash hours.

Dr. Chris:  Harmful algal blooms are caused by blue-green algae which is also called cyanobacteria. It grows in warm sunny conditions in stagnant bodies of water where

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So, You are Having a People Puppy: Tips to Introduce New Baby and Pup

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 23, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Having a baby is a joyous occasion.  However, bringing the baby home from the hospital can be the scariest feeling in the world.  You don't feel prepared or ready at all.  Then, if you are like me, you have a dog at home who is probably also feeling anxious.  He knows that something is changing but is really not too sure about what is going on.


Here are some tips to help you introduce your new baby to your dog.


  • Start as soon as possible. Shower your dog with attention as you prepare for the baby.  Allow him in the nursery as you prepare. If you have friends with
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Dog Walking in Ft. Greene: Meet Judith Samper

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 21, 2015 10:30:00 AM

We know you would never leave your precious pets with just anyone, so we make sure everyone we hire is top-notch. We can't wait to introduce you because we know you'll agree.

Meet Judith Samper:


Judith Samper Albero (or "Judit" as her birth certificate says but you can just call her Judith) loves dog walking, cat care and every aspect of caring for pets in Ft. Greene.   Judith mentors our new hires because she is so 

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Dirty Dogs Come Clean for Animal Rescue

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Saturday, July 11th was in the 80's without a cloud in the sky, just the day that dogs all over Brooklyn would wake up and opt for a day at the spa.


How perfect!  Volunteers from Brooklyn Bark had just set up a Pop-Up Spa at Sean Casey Animal Rescue where pups could become (even more) beautiful.


Some pups jumped right in.  Others needed a bit of convincing.  Still others needed lots of treats.  But they all "came clean" for a good cause, animal rescue.   By the end of the day, their grateful humans had donated $700.40 to SCAR in appreciation.

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Dog Walking in Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, South Slope and Prospect Heights: Stephanie Velasquez

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 14, 2015 10:30:00 AM

At Brooklyn Bark, we know your pets are your top priority and you want to be sure when you aren't there to take care of your furry friends that they are in the best hands possible, so we're excited to introduce you to one of our favorite dog walkers and pet sitters in Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, South Slope and Prospect Heights.


Meet Stephanie Velasquez:

Stephanie is a compact dynamo, she's not even quite 5 feet tall, but she handles dogs like nobody's business. When you meet her you will have no questions why Ste

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Seven Tips for Safe Traveling with Your Pup

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

If you're like many pet lovers, you wouldn't dream of leaving your best friend behind when you go on vacation.  Sharing any joy always makes it better.   And sharing a joy with your best friend makes it better yet.  In order to help you keep your pet comfortable and safe while traveling, we've collected some tips that will help your pup enjoy the trip, too.


Before leaving

You may want to consider a visit with your pet's vet to make sure your buddy is healthy and vaccines are up to date. Your best friend will need a health certificate dated within 10

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Clinton Hill Dog Walking: Meet Peter Ives

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 6, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Your pets are important to you.  They're part of your family.  You might even refer to them as your furbabies (some people do).  You don't want to entrust them to just “anyone”.  So let us introduce you to one of the most passionate dog walkers in Clinton Hill, Peter Ives.


Peter Ives is a talented, creative, caring young man who loves animals, music and making the world right.  He composes and performs music; he also writes poetry and prose. His experience as a bicycle courier has helped him develop the physical fitness necessary for a dog walker.  It also helped him win a Citizens Committee for New York City grant which he used to fo

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Canine Vaccines: How many shots does my dog really need?

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Jun 29, 2015 6:18:00 PM

With the "controversy" over human vaccines being finally put to rest - everywhere but California, it seems - Brooklyn Bark caught up with Dr. Chris Gaylord of North Slope Veterinary to discuss canine vaccines, from new puppy shots to annual boosters.  We reviewed what is important for a dog living in urban Northeast.


Brooklyn Bark:   Which vaccines does my dog need?

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5 Tips to Help Pup Enjoy 4th of July Weekend

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jun 26, 2015 5:55:51 PM

There are two things I look forward to all year.  One is the beach - the sand and surf and picnics and, yes, fun!  My dog, Angel, agrees.

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