Free Event this Saturday in New York City

Free Event this Saturday at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Emphasizes Importance of Making...

Free Event this Saturday at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Emphasizes Importance of Making Sure Your Urban Hound is a "Canine Good Citizen"


Plus Low Cost Microchipping and Advice From "Ms. Doggy Manners"


The management of the Manhattan properties Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town have teamed up with the American Kennel Club (AKC) for a free special event to remind pet owners about the importance of being a responsible dog owner. No matter where you live, owning a dog is a big commitment, but for city-dwellers who share their walls, elevators, sidewalks and parks with so many other dog owners, it's especially important to take your neighbors into consideration so that the rights of all dog owners are not adversely affected.


Responding to the public's increased desire to own pets, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town management recently announced that pets would be permitted on the property for the first time in its history. The properties are home to over 25,000 residents with over 11,000 apartment units.


The event, held THIS Saturday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m (rain date Sunday, June 29th) will include:

  • The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test®. CGC is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs that pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a certificate issued by the AKC designating their dog as a "canine good citizen."

  • Low cost microchipping ($25) with proceeds going to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

  • A free handout of tips for urban pet-owners plus magazines, brochures and dog breed information provided by the AKC.

  • A "Doggie Fun Zone" with a pool, toys and an agility demonstration. Pets can try their paw at agility too!

  • Free nail clipping and fun giveaways for your canine companion.

  • For tips on being a responsible dog owner in the city visit this webpage.


For more information visit, call (212) 598-5296 or email