About Me

My name is Albert. I am a dog. I live in New York City.

They tell me I was born Down South, in Georgia. I ended up in a municipal shelter, and then the kind people at Animal Haven Shelter brought me up to New York.  They cared for me until one day, my People finally showed up and brought me home.

I began this venture in the fall of 2014, when an acquaintance suggested that my knowledge of New York’s dog-friendly venues might be of interest to the greater world. Having started with reviews of places, I soon added book reviews and day trips. I also share my musings, opine on various topics of the day, and select my monthly Five Favorite New Yorkers. My secretary posts 2-3 days a week.

If you are a new visitor, welcome. I suggest you begin with my adoption story: The Leap that Landed Me a Home.

What is he?
A question often posed by impertinent strangers on the street to my People.  In truth, neither I nor my People can definitively answer it. I am canus lupus familiaris of the variety known commonly as “mutt”; beyond that lies mystery.

More on this topic may be found here: Digging Up My Family Tree.

But to what end are such inquiries made?  What existential questions can be plumbed by pursuing such matters of animal husbandry?  I beg of you: Ask me not “What are you?”  Ask me:  What do you love? What do you fear? What moves you? What do you loathe? What do you long for?  These are questions worth asking, to my humble mind.

Finally, this blog is an award-free-zone. For more on this, please see this page.


My People



The Lady

She serves not only as my personal assistant, dental hygienist, and stylist, but also as my amanuensis responsible for updating this blog and my Twitter feed.  You see, I always saw myself as an executive sort and thus never bothered to learn how to type (also, I don’t have hands).


The GuyWP_20141014_002WM

Quartermaster, sparring partner, and personal trainer, He is responsible for keeping me in tip-top shape.  He has also been known to defend my honor against those few philistines who don’t appreciate my singular beauty.  His typing is only marginally better than mine; his handwriting is worse (amazing, considering I don’t even have hands).


You can find out more about my people in Questions from a Dog: An Interview with My People.


Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy your stay.


This page was updated on February 23, 2015.


54 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Aakansha says:

    First when I visited this blog all I said was ‘WTF’ as I was .. well .. befuddled. I apologize of course as now I understand what it is all about and your blog is wonderful.
    I loved reading your views Albert and I’ve gotta say your owner is a genius. This is an absolutely awesome blog idea.

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  2. scrapydotwo says:

    Hi Albert you are a special doggy. Pleased to meet you. I am a mini Schnauzer called Trompie. My Mum also tries to please me by putting things about me on my own blog.

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  3. I think you are awesome Albert and I guess your humans are as well. I am owned by a pug named Rocky and a goldador named Hank. You can have your humans read the posts below to you. That way you can know my babies. We are from NY as well but now live in SW FL. I can’t wait to read your blog to my babes.




  4. Hey, nice to have found you and I wanted to say that you are a very good looking dog (you should have seen the reaction of my girls here… I had to print a picture of you and put it up for them and now they are sitting in front of it, starring at you instead of chasing the cat around…). Unfortunately we don’t live in New York, otherwise we would have found a way to properly introduce ourselves. Keep up the great work.

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    • Thank you. My booties, which I really don’t like at all but which protect me paw pads from the salt, are the “Pawz” brand. We get them at Pet Central here in NY, but you can probably find them at most good pet supply stores. Make sure you get the right size for your paws.

      The Lady thanks you for the compliment. Most days she is to be found in jeans and boots, but she was dressed up that day.

      Thank you for visiting!

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  5. Hi! I’m Ray …………. a Shepherd/Rotti X (a handsome one at that), and I too ended up in a shelter. I had no i.d. and had a bad attitude however, they spent some time with me and eventually I was adopted into a home in Oakville, which is quite close to Toronto (a bit north of you!). Nice chatting. Woof! Ray.

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  6. artseafartsea says:

    Hi Albert. I am a cat person myself but have had a few dogs over the years that I have loved. My cats are Merlin and Lady and they are very nice and keep me good company. I really like your blog and will stop in from time to time. Regards to your people.

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