CB1 Board Meeting

Hi all – this is a reminder that Downtown Dog will be presenting to the CB1 Board Meeting, October 7. Please come out and show your support for Downtown Dog and the efforts for off leash privileges.

The address is 1 Centre St Room # 2202 N. The meeting starts promptly at 6pm and we ask that members and supporters get there early and seated before 5:45pm. Please allow a little extra time to go through the security check in the lobby. There is enough seating for about 20 people and it would make a statement if we can fill all the seats with our Downtown Dog T shirts on!

The presentation will last roughly 4-5 minutes, which will be followed by Q&A from CB1 Board Members. After that it’s open to the public for Q&A. During this time, anyone from the audience can make a brief statement in support of Downtown Dog and establishing off leash privileges. After that everyone is free to leave or stay.

This is an exciting step for us, so please come and share in the excitement.


P.S. I would like to personally thank Ben and Joe for all the work done in preparing for the presentation and volunteering to speak on behalf of Downtown Dog.

CB1 Update

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick update that we will NOT be presenting at the CB1 meeting tonight. We’ll let you know as soon as we are confirmed on the agenda for a future meeting, most likely in September now.
Thanks for all your continued support, and enjoy the summer!!!

Enjoying a summer afternoon in the Battery
Enjoying a summer afternoon in the Battery

Water4Dogs Rehabiliation Center

Water4DogsWe’re fortunate to have some amazing services in our local community. One of them is Water4Dogs Rehabilitation Center on 77 Worth Street. Water4Dogs individually tailors plans for your pet–including multiple modalities such as hydrotherapy, physical therapy and acupuncture. It is a very effective way to address physical conditioning and rehabilitation challenges.

Water 4 DogsDowntown Dog members, Geraldine, Conor and their dog Abe, had a great experience at Water4Dogs. At the time, Abe sadly had a partial tear in his back left leg. After hearing from an orthopedic surgeon that he needed very invasive surgery, they sought out some other opinions. Since he was only a year and 9 months, they thought the surgery was a bit drastic. Another vet recommended water therapy and rehab at Water4Dogs.

They came in for an initial evaluation/consultation with Dr. Block at Water4Dogs and determined to try out their rehabilitation in lieu of surgery. After ten sessions of cold laser treatment, physical therapy, water treadmill and pool therapy (ten sessions in all, twice a week). Abe made an amazing recovery.

Unfortunately, Abe got the same injury in his other leg. They have now come to realize that this particular injury is very common in his breed. They decided to try the same course of treatment at Water4Dogs and after only three sessions, Abe has again massively improved.

To quote Geraldine, “All the staff there are wonderful and the water therapists John, Jean Marie and Jennifer are all attentive, sensitive and very fond of Abe. Dr. Block, the supervising vet, is wonderful. We know we are in great hands there!”

Check out these two videos of Abe at Water4Dogs: