The Dogist

A photo-documentary series about the beauty of dogs. Author of the NYT Bestseller, THE DOGIST, and just released, PUPPIES, available now:

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Molly Butterbull, French Bulldog (8 y/o), Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground, New York, NY • “There’s an International Dog Parkour Association – we’re trying to get a title for her. For the first tier she has to do 13 stunts and one freestyle on video in different locations.” @mollybutterbull


Betty Boop, Pit Bull mix (9 y/o) – Available for adoption from @bfas_ny, NYC • “She has a little trouble ‘holding it in’, but she has a permanent smile on her face.”


Cookie & Gemma, Pomeranian & Shetland Sheepdog (6 & 4 y/o), Prince & Lafayette St., New York, NY • "Cookie can't have any cookies."



Cooper, Bearded Collie (9 y/o), 70th & Central Park West, New York, NY • "He’s got a great sense of humor and his grandsire won Crufts."


Minko, Shiba Inu (2 y/o), Bond & Lafayette St., New York, NY • "She'll play with other dogs but only if they make the first move."


Nuala, Dachshund (5 y/o), 9th & University Pl., New York, NY • “She’s afraid of everything but really well traveled. She’s been to Europe four times and has been to every church in Rome. It’s amazing traveling with a dog – everybody talks to you.”



Finnley, Golden Retriever (9 m/o), Little West & 3 Pl., New York, NY • “He’s getting fixed tomorrow and is having a cyst removed the next day, but right now he’s just wondering where the ball went.” @heygirl_itsfinn


Daisy, Foxhound mix (4 y/o), Battery Park, New York, NY • "She’s our first dog – we didn’t know that big paws equals big dog. She’s about four times bigger than what we expected – 'The dog that kept growing'. I pictured carrying her up the subway stairs. No cab drivers stop for us. We love her."


Duke & Daisy, Puggles (2 y/o), Battery Park City Esplanade, New York, NY • “They’re twins. They dress and sleep symmetrically.”



Harriet, Pomsky (18 m/o), South Cove Park, New York, NY • "She doesn’t like to be left alone."


June, Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix (5 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • "She jumped off a cliff once and landed on ice in Taylors Falls, MN. My buddy was throwing snowballs and she just launched herself off a 10-ft cliff (she was fine)."


Marvin, Pit Bull mix (9 y/o), Greenwich & Charles St., New York, NY • "He’s very vocal – people tend to know him. He has something to say about everything."



Aspen, Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull mix (10 w/o), 9th & 3rd Ave., New York, NY • "We just got her – she's not responding to her name yet. She’s been great so far. She slept the first night in her crate." A rescue from the Carolinas via @unleashednyorg


Ruby, Basset Hound (2 y/o), Lafayette & Astor Pl., New York, NY • “She’s very lazy until she’s not – she acts naughty and rebels to get us to take her outside.”


Nicholas, Standard Poodle (5 y/o), 8th & University Place, New York, NY • “He doesn’t like dogs. He’s not social. He’s from Ohio and saw other dogs for the first time in NYC.”



Pascal, Whippet (4 y/o), Prince & West Broadway, New York, NY • “He hates the cold – he has no fat. His coats keep him warm.”


Billy, English Bulldog (2 y/o), 27th & 6th Ave., New York, NY • "He likes to knock over little children (he thinks he’s playing). He’s also stolen all of my baby’s toys. He’s an attention seeker and thinks everyone loves him."


Honey & Chocolate, Pomeranian/Border Collie mix & rabbit (1 & 7 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “Honey would rather have a ball than peanut butter. Chocolate likes to be outside eating grass all day.” @honeysbunniesnyc



Boss, Golden Retriever (2 y/o), 72nd & Central Park West, New York, NY • “He’s a medical alert service dog.”


Lola, Bergamasco Shepherd (10 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “People gasp when they see her. They call her ‘Dog Marley’. If we don’t get stopped 50 times a day in the park it’s a slow day. She’s hypoallergenic, so she doesn’t need to be bathed often, but it takes her two days to dry when we do bath her. She hates the bath. You’d think we were killing her when she gets a bath – the howling and whining. Their coats start matting between 9-15 months, and they become flocks – basically flat dreadlocks – and you have to tear them into the size you want. She’s loving this weather. The colder the better.” (Puppy photo provided by owner)


Augie, Fox Terrier (1 y/o), 24th & 6th Ave., New York, NY • "He’s a Hungarian farm dog rescue. He bounces like a kangaroo when he’s chasing something."


Fester, Whippet/Hound mix (1 y/o), Union Square, New York, NY • "He's a major counter surfer. He once got a good batch of scones. He goes for his favorites (basically anything)." @fester_presents, a rescue from Biloxi, Mississippi via @doubledogrescue #gmktdogs


Louise, Chow Chow (6 y/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • "She loves big bones – chews them completely down to nothing."


Balou, Cocker Spaniel mix (10 y/o), Prince & Thompson St., New York, NY • "'Balou', like the bear from The Jungle Book. He howls when he hears sirens. You can hear him from miles away. Everyone’s like, 'I should have filmed him for YouTube!'"


Alphonse, Dalmatian (3 m/o), 4th & 2nd Ave., New York, NY • “He gets that going to the bathroom outside is good, but not that going inside is bad.”


Asta, Kerry Blue Terrier (6 y/o), Houston & 6th Ave. New York, NY • “She’s named after the dog from ‘The Thin Man’ (1934). She enjoys chasing squirrels, skateboards, and cheese. High quality stinky cheese. She’s not usually this furry – this is her winter fuzz.”


Milky, Bichon Frise (2 y/o), Prince & Lafayette St., New York, NY • "When I leave the house she chews my keyboard because she doesn’t like when I play computer games.”


Sterling, Siberian Husky (2 y/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “He can be a little much.”


Ace, Kishu (11 y/o), 9th & Ave A, New York, NY • “He’s very entitled – if he wants to play and we’re in bed he’ll pull the covers off of us until we get up. We tried a Gentle Leader collar when he was young and he laid in the middle of the sidewalk and yelled like we were hurting him. He’s an actor.”


Foxy, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (7 m/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • “I’m a new dog owner so every day is an adventure. He’s very stubborn – living up to the Welsh personality.”