Enjoy the long weekend with a new furry friend: November 26-27

In a recent conversation with Dr. Cherice Roth, DVM’s Director of Veterinary Medicine and Fuzzy’s Chief Veterinary Officer, we talked about the progress she and her team have made to drive the need for veterinary medicine to make it easier for consumers to get the medicine they need for their pets without having to take them to the hospital. Dr. Roth has been in this field for fifteen years and joined telehealth medicine two years ago.

Telehealth promotes veterinary health that is available 24/7 in veterinary chat for one-on-one and personalized treatment. They can communicate with veterinarians immediately from the diarrheal, ear, physical and dermatological chain.

Dr. Roth will communicate with your vet to make sure you have the necessary medications for your pet.

Telemedicine will make it easier for you to take care of your pet without having to take them to see the vet.

To speak to a veterinarian via Fuzzy, the cost will be $25 for a membership, which will cover all pets in your household. Or you can be seen for a one-time visit for $20.

Says Dr. Roth, “If you can’t get immediate responses from a vet. Telehealth can do it safely, well, and for less.”

This is a game changer because we are all too busy to fix our schedules.

Fuzzy can send fecal collections for testing but will let you know what should be your immediate response. If there is a problem, they can call your local hospital and get them paid and seen more quickly.

State-to-state regulations get in the way, but it’s currently working with Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Maine, Idaho, New York, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Oklahoma, and New Jersey.

Text or video chat with a veterinarian in seconds with the Fuzzy App. No question is too big or too small for our 24/7 team of vets.

Save the date and join Louie’s legacy at the mega adoption event, “Home for the Holidays”!

Safe, responsible homes for animals are needed year-round, but during the holidays, Louie’s Legacy works extra hard to give all rescued pets the gift of a loving, permanent home—and bring a little cheer to communities, too!

Join Louie’s Legacy at the biggest adoption event of the year, where they’ll have over 100 animals at each event waiting to find their holiday home! Visitors will also have the opportunity to bid for various raffle prizes and enjoy some of the local pet friendly vendors.

December 4: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mount Loretto (6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island)

December 18: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbridge High School (1 Samuel Lupo, Woodbridge, NJ)

Gifts for animal lovers

Julie Forlenza, a former teacher at IS 7, PS 62, organizes and operates dog walkers, and the director at Woof and Tails Lodge, started working after Hurricane Ian helping animals at shelters. She is the owner of the Black Dog Portrait. Her passion for helping animals is exceptional. Happy to have her in our community. Check them out on Facebook or Instagram.

Stellar Villa is a New York City-based artist who recently raised over $11,500 for pet shelters after she single-handedly created 1,252 pieces of pet-specific art over the course of 21 days. Now, she’s working to create ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to continue raising funds. If you’re looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar’s work.

WEEKLY EVENT: Animal Care Centers in New York City is open to adopting dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits at 3139 Veterans Street. W from 12 to 5 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. For general information about ACC adoption and other community programs through the ACC, please go to www.nycacc.org.


Do You Like Dogs Do You Like Beer Then grab a cold one at Flagship Brewing Co. Dog Club. The club meets every Wednesday from 5-11pm in the Flagship Brewery room at 40 Minthorne St. , off Bay Street.

The Flagship’s Dog Club is for that special breed of dog and beer lover who can bring their (well-behaved) pups to meetings. Once a month, there will be a guest speaker to talk about their specialty or knowledge regarding the welfare of their dear and loyal friends.

For more information, please visit this link or call 718-448-5284.


1. LOW-COST OR FREE STERILIZER AND NEUTRAL: ASPCA’s FREE, LOW-COST Portable Sterilizer and Neutral Truck travels throughout the five boroughs in each borough.

Low-income pet owners in the five boroughs with evidence of public assistance, such as Social Welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), or public housing qualify for free spay/neuter services neuter their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit mix, or some large dogs, it’s also free.

For exact times the truck will be in your area, as well as pre-visit instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter, or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. To get an application or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. View the flyer in the gallery above.

Alfresco dinner with your dog

Angelina’s Restaurant, 339 Ellis Street, Tottenville, 718-227-2900

The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200

Ciro Pizza Café, 862 Huguenot Ave. Huguenot, 718-605-0620

Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd. Charleston, 718-984-1202

Shake Shack, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave. , New Springville, 929-529-0513

Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Silver Lake, 718-442-4653

Call ahead to reserve. For more information, check out NYC Dogs in Restaurant Rules.

Dog friendly parks

Allison Park, off-leash area, field at end of driveway bounded by Prospect Street, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery, and pond

Amundsen Trail, an off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Street

Arthur von Bressen Park Off-leash area, grassy area, central park on the right hand side

Bloomingdale Park, Dog Racing, Maguire Street behind the Sports Grounds near Ramona Street

Kloof Lakes Park, off-leash area, open field over picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Street

Kloof Lakes Park, off-leash area, Brookside Street between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (garden area)

Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn area, corner of Victorian Boulevard and Little Klove Road

Conference House Park, Club Run, Claremont Street and Massachusetts Street

Cousins ​​Woods Park, off-leash area, Big Street between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road

Crescent Beach Park, off-leash area, Tennyson Drive, and Glover Street; It is located in the meadow area leading to the beach

Evergreen Park, Off-Leash District, Graves Street and Evergreen Street

Father Macris Park, off-leash area, park behind the ball field

Ida Court Playground, Dog Run and Ida Court between North Railroad Street and Drumgool Road East

Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, down Seguin Street at Johnston Terrace; Just below the pitch

Sydenburg Park, Off-Leash District, Graves Street, and Evergreen Street

Silver Lake Park, Dog Racing, Al-Nasr Street, down the wing, opposite Park View Apartments

South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: On the sand only after Labor Day and before Memorial Day

Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, shooting range

Wolves Pond Park, Dog Run, to the left of Cornelia Street

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

Dogs cannot enter any bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. However, from October 1 through May 1, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk in Midland Beach and South Beach.

Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade in Midland Beach and South Beach.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

Pet poison helplines

If you think your pet may have ingested a toxin, call the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.

As the seasons change, consider plants that are toxic to animals: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/

To report cruelty to animals

To report an incident of animal abuse, call the Crime Stoppers Program at 800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Preserving the environment

To contact a conservation police officer or report suspected violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny.gov/.

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