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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Tony, Golden Retriever (3 m/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “This is my first walk with him. He’s had five weeks of obedience training but I think he might need a little more.”


Cosmo, Wire Fox Terrier (5 y/o), Waverly & Mercer St., New York, NY • “She’s very obstinate – she loves to steal socks and underwear and then be chased. She’s a good girl, but she’s difficult.”


Ruby Tuesday, Nash, Flippy & Splash, Bloodhound, Lab/Hound mix, Border Collie mix, & Labradoodle (10, 4, 5 & 1 y/o), NYC Public Middle School, Brooklyn, NY • A Fair Shake for Youth uses dogs to help NYC kids build empathy and reduce bullying • “We’re a social-emotional learning program that helps kids. Dogs are honest and non-judgmental and these kids are in middle school, which is a difficult time for them. Everything becomes a lesson – we had one kid say to a volunteer, ‘Your dog came from a shelter and turned out okay, and I’m in a shelter so maybe I’ll turn out okay too’. It’s amazing to see the kids build confidence and share things with the dogs.” @fairshake4youth



Max, French Bulldog (11 y/o), 14th & Hudson St, New York, NY • “He can only hear out of one ear. He wears the outfit to stay warm; you’ve gotta get a shot of the rear view.”


Bear & Wolf, German Shepherds (14 m/o), 3rd & Bowery, New York, NY • “They’re littermates and they MMA all the time – they play aggressively. Bear is the instigator and Wolf is the shadow making sure everything is cool.” @bearwolfinc


Bodie & Mabel, Catahoula & Golden Retriever, West 4th & 8th Ave., New York, NY • “They don’t live together but they like each other.”



Nala, Rhodesian Ridgeback (3 y/o), W 11th & Bleecker St., New York, NY • “She’ll steal your food if you’re not careful.”


Paco, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (11 m/o), W 4th & W 10th St., New York, NY • “He just got out of a month-long training program, so he’s on his best behavior.” @picsofpaco


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Sir, Pomsky (3 y/o) • “He always goes straight to the pet section at the bookstore.”



Jasper, German Shepherd (8 w/o), Astor Place, New York, NY • “We raised him and his three siblings, so this is his first day alone. We think he’s kinda wondering where they are. He has the temperament of his mama – sweet and calm. He’s easy to love.”


Riley, Golden Retriever (4 m/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • “She thinks she’s big and tough but as soon as she gets barked at she’s shaking by my side.”


Dakota, Bernese Mountain Dog (6 m/o), E 4th & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “He’s like a little prince.”



Lacey, Great Pyrenees (3 y/o), E 4th & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “She’s stoic and always on alert.”


Zeffirelli, Golden Retriever (1 y/o), Prince & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “He likes to walk himself.” @zeffirellipup


Maverick, Samoyed (3 m/o), Houston & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “His owners haven’t slept in a month, but at least he’s cute.”



Leo, Yorkshire Terrier (9 y/o), Houston & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “He approved of my fiancé so we sealed the deal. He kicked a few to the curb before him.” @brie_and_leo


Lazer, Pug (1 y/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • “He’s basically Joe Pesci stuck inside the body of a sweet little Pug. His tooth is his Cindy Crawford mole, obviously.”


Max, Australian Cattle Dog (6 m/o), Bleecker & Morton St., New York, NY • “He was my 35th birthday present. We stopped by my parents’ for dinner and this little bundle was brought down the stairs – a surprise. The first few days we had to work from home and didn’t shower. It’s like having a kid.”



Mia, Bernedoodle (8 m/o), Washington Place, New York, NY • “She eats shoes.”


Kylie, Miniature Goldendoodle (4 m/o), Astor Place, New York, NY • “She loves eating chicken gizzard.”


Pike, Thai Ridgeback mix (2 y/o), Astor Place, New York, NY • “Everyone thinks his name is ‘Mike’. He’s a rescue from Puerto Rico and we think he’s got a bit of kangaroo in him.” A rescue from @thesatoproject


Teddy, Norwich Terrier (7 y/o), Astor Place, New York, NY • “He’s the mayor of Union Square. He rules the dog park.” @teddythenorwich


Buddy, Golden Retriever (4 y/o), 22nd & Broadway, New York, NY • “He’s always the first one to notice someone has food.”


Tony, Pomeranian (1 y/o), Madison Square Park, New York, NY • “His favorite is paper. He’s destroyed posters and a painting I left on the ground.”


Curry, French Bulldog (1 y/o), 9th & 3rd Ave., New York, NY • “He doesn’t like other Frenchies. He gets aggressive.” @mvp_frenchie


Gavé, Shetland Sheepdog (5 y/o), 57th & 5th Ave., New York, NY • “He loves plain yogurt and tug-of-war.” @gavethesheltie


Moji, Jack Russell Terrier (1 y/o), 7th Ave & 9th St., Brooklyn, NY • “Yesterday we left him at home and he got his head stuck in a tissue box. We came back three hours later and he had it on and was still wagging his tail. We think a treat fell in the tissue box.” @moji_the_terrier


Stranger, Bernese Mountain Dog (8 y/o), Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY • “He’s everybody’s friend and has a very impressive Rolodex. He’s Jon Stewart’s favorite dog as proclaimed by him on television.”


Knightly, German Shepherd (1 y/o), Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY • “He’s a good kid. He tries really hard.”


Juno, Bracco Italiano (7 y/o), Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY • “She’s a leaner – she comes over and leans on you because she wants you to pet her. That’s how she introduces herself. She also has the most amazing posture.”