A photo-documentary series about the beauty of dogs. Author of the NYT Bestseller, THE DOGIST, available now, and PUPPIES, available for pre-order:
Dash, Labrador Retriever (8 m/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • "She got spayed, then broke three toes, then had an ear infection, then got an abscess...but other than that she's perfect. She was only supposed to keep the cone on for 48 hours, but with her track record I think it'll be on for more than that."
Latke, Shetland Sheepdog (1 y/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • "She was an impulse buy at a garden center Upstate. She was the last one. We can't go anywhere without someone shouting out 'Lassie!' She's skittish – she'll follow someone down the street and then run away when they turn around."
Ivy, Labrador Retriever mix (1 y/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • "She just survived getting hit by a cab and acted like nothing happened. She slipped out of her collar and ran across Houston Street. She shit herself because she was scared and stayed at the ICU for one night. She's one resilient pup."
Ava Lou, Akita (4 y/o), W 4th & Grove St., New York, NY • "We also have her mother and father. My wife has always had Akitas. You see that dent on her back? She got hit by a UPS truck when she was six months old. She eats pigeons. She kills and eats them. At a certain time of day there are a lot of them and she'll get one in her mouth and I have to take it out. It's terrible."
It's here! Today you can officially get your paws on my new book! 🎉 If you like puppies, this book has 17 never before seen special series I spent the last two years creating (and reluctantly keeping to myself). Head to your local bookstore, order online at thedogist.com/book, or come meet me on my book tour to get your copy. The tour includes: Brookline, MA (9/25) • Narberth, PA (9/27) • Brooklyn, NY (10/3) • Kansas City, MO (10/6-10/7) • Dallas, TX (10/8) • Hoboken, NJ (10/14) • New York, NY (10/18) • Seattle, WA (10/28) • Saratoga Springs, NY (10/29) • Austin, TX (11/4-11/5) • San Francisco, CA (11/11) (more details at thedogist.com/book)
Big thanks to: @brooklynbrewery @puppiesnpints @greenlightbklyn @badassbrooklyn @brooklinebooksmith @mspca_angell @pactforanimals @barkdogbar @greatplainsspca @997thepoint @littlecitybooks @libertyhumanesociety @fishseddynyc @animalleague @northshirebooks @dogwoodplaypark @jccsf @sparksocialsf @artisan_books @muttscantina @interabangbooks @texasbookfest @bookpeople
Cody, Terrier mix (7 m/o), Upper West Side, New York, NY • "This is my first attempt at having a dog. My granddaughter begged me to get him; I was like, 'I'm old! I can't do this!' I get a ton of help from @pawsny. They come 2-3 times a week and walk him when I can't. Sometimes I wake up with serious pain, but having him is good for me. He helps me get outside and walking. He recently graduated from level one puppy class. He's a graduate. He has a certificate and everything!"
Dutch, Havanese (2 y/o), 19th & Irving Pl., New York, NY • "My daughter created a whole PowerPoint for my husband about why we should get a dog – it included all the physical and psychological benefits. She also told him that if he got her a dog he'd have naming rights. He chose Dutch, which was Ronald Reagan's nickname."
Pogo, Dachshund (19 y/o), 8th & Lafayette St., New York, NY • "He's blind and deaf. He was born in 1998 – think about that. He was paralyzed at 5 y/o; he went down after playing his favorite game of fetch. His situation seemed bleak at the time, yet he still appeared content with his life to me."
THE DOGIST PUPPIES book hits stores next Tuesday and to celebrate, I'm hosting a photo contest – 1st place gets a feature on The Dogist Instagram and a signed and personalized copy of my new book from me. Second and third place also get my new book as well as a feature on The Dogist stories.
To enter for your chance to win: Post a photo of your puppy (or your dog when he/she was a puppy) to your Instagram today through 9/18 at 12 PM EST using the hashtag #thedogistpuppies.
Show me those puppers!