Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Our latest YouTube video: Halloween Dog Parade & Dog-friendly Spots NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!
We attend the 29th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade with our rescue dog Hudson and watch from start to finish and meet and talk to many of the contestants and dog winners! We also visit a few dog-friendly spots in the east Village. The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is the largest costume parade in the world and this year was held at the East River Park Amphitheater located along the East River at Grand Street in the Lower East Side on Sunday, October 20th. Hundreds of dogs in costumes attended and thousands of spectators watched as some of the most creative, cutest, conceptual and elaborate costumed pups paraded by. Over a thousand dollars in prize money provided by Petco was bestowed upon the best-dressed dogs. We highlight all the winners including Four Honorable Mentions and Six Top Prizes including Best in Show. Since this year's Halloween Dog Parade was not held at its founding place in the East Village because of anticipated attendance, we walk to Tompkins Square Park and go inside its amazing dog run, New York City's "First Dog Run" located at East 9th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. We also visit with our dog Hudson, New York City's first dog cafe, Boris & Horton, located on Avenue A at the corner of East 12th Street, just down the street from Tompkins Square Park. You can go inside this coffee shop and event space with your dog and enjoy coffee, tea and an vegetarian menu while your dog gets to roam around free and meet other dogs and enjoy dog treats. Hudson had so much fun making new "dog" friends and relaxing inside this unique cafe. After having a delicious cup of Boris Blend drip and Hudson enjoyed a "ghost" dog treat at Boris & Horton, we walk to Holistic Petcare by Whiskers on East 9th Street by Second Avenue. This shop was founded with the mission to bring the benefits of holistic wellness concepts for pets to the public. We go inside with Hudson and meet and speak with the owner who not only gives advice on which products and course of action can help your pet but also offers a wide selection of unique non-toxic and hypoallergenic, naturally preserved foods, treats and toys. Hudson of course gets some treats and we also bring a box of healthy animal crackers home with us for him to enjoy later. We would love for you to subscribe to our channel and hit the thumbs up and notification bell and please share if you enjoy the video. We will be posting new videos EVERY FRIDAY, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. SUBSCRIBE TO NEVER MISS AN EPISODE: https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesandKarla