On the East Side, 75th & Paws is a cageless daycare for small dogs
by anne kristoff
Because you want the very best for your furry and feathered friends D is for Doggy
552 Sixth Ave.
212-837-2554 disfordoggy.com D is for Doggy is a mini-chain with four locations around the city. Fans of the Sixth Ave. spot like the webcams so they can check on their pups, the attentiveness of the staff, the clean play areas and water bowls and that their lovies go out for walks multiples times a day. Playrooms are tailored to your dog’s size and temperament and the D is for Doggy mission is to strike a balance between rest and play. 75th & Paws
234 East 75th St.
212-717-5444 75paws.com 75th & Paws was founded in 2009, a year after owner Tamara was diagnosed with breast cancer. After spending 20 years in the fashion business, she knew it was time for a big change. 75th & Paws is a cageless day care for small dogs. Their space is set up like a home with lots of space to explore and lounge (couches, chairs, TV). You can even view your pooch remotely during the day. Join them on Tuesday nights for “Yappy Hour.” Playground Pups
664 Amsterdam Ave.
212-362-5221 playgroundpups.com Gail Nord opened Playground Pups in 2009 after 17 years as a business manager. PP is billed as “a neighborhood hangout for your dog.” The staff are all knowledgeable animal lovers and the business has grown through word-of-mouth referrals. Fun and safety are the business cornerstones. They even have free puppy play groups on weekend mornings.