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Hudson on Hudson Street

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Yes, this rambunctious 2-year-old boxer is named after the street he lives on. Morgan Rupert and Randall Roberson adopted Hudson together from a local pet shop when the pup was seven months old. The couple, originally from South Carolina, both grew up with dogs. But they didn’t think it was practical read more here »

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Madcap Missy; An Ori Pei, she’s always looking to wrestle and play

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Missy is an Ori Pei, a Shar Pei / pug mix, and at seven months, she’s quite a handful. “She’s all crazy because she’s little,” said Brett Ellison, her owner. “I don’t know how much that’ll go away.” She explained that Shar Peis are known as Chinese wrestling dogs, and “they read more here »

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A racing school dropout, Lancer loves his new life

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  V PET SET | Thanks to an injury to his front paw during training, Lancer — formerly known as TNJ Lancer, his racing name — escaped life on the track, and found love instead with his owners, Felicity Conrad and Jules Bouckaert, in the East Village. The greyhound, 5½, was bred read more here »

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He’s big and strong, but Butter just keeps it smooth

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Butter isn’t exactly what comes to mind at first glance. But the little girl who named the English Mastiff puppy three years ago had no concept of the imposing presence Butter would have today at 145 pounds. Described as sweet by George Smol, his owner, Butter sometimes hits the Tompkins Square read more here »

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Nyx has a ball wowing them with her high-flying catches

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Nyx plays catch in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, people walking by stop to watch in awe. It’s quite a spectacle when the almost 3-year-old Belgian Malinois leaps about 3 feet into the air with seemingly little effort and lots of agility to field balls from Tripp Zanetis, her read more here »

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With Leroy run and PB bones, dog duo enjoying la dolce vita

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  You can frequently find Massimo and Francesco at the Leroy St. Dog Run in the Hudson River Park. Massimo, 10, a golden retriever, will likely be proudly showing off his tennis ball, while Francesco, 6, a black lab-border collie mix, will be stealing other dogs’ tennis balls, doing a bit of read more here »

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Jumping Joey: Shadow Warrior

V PET SET Joseph Anthony, a.k.a. Joey, is a rescue cat from Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, “but before Sandy,” explained his best buddy, Toni Dalton. “Most folks there are Italian and that is the most popular name in the neighborhood,” Dalton said. “That’s why I named him Joseph Anthony. “He is a real character. He is read more here »

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