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Dog hate!

Dog hate morphing into graffiti vandalism in Hoboken!

Wow this stretch of First Street downtown is really “going all in” when it comes to how clear they’re making their dog hate known.

They’ve lowered themselves to defacing the sidewalks with messages for dog owners. While I do see their logic (because no one looks up anymore since they’re on their phones), it’s still pretty much vandalism.

Maybe when they pass and come back in another life – perhaps they’ll be reincarnated as a pooch!

sidewalk graffiti curb your dog hate hoboken NJ

See previous versions of dog hate after the break…

Pet Emporium

Fish Emporium becomes Pet Emporium in Hoboken

While there definitely was a niche to be filled by having a fish store in Hoboken, apparently it wasn’t enough to “float” Fish Emporium. They’ve now expanded to include food and toys for more traditional pets like dogs and cats, hence the new name Pet Emporium.

Most certainly not the selection that other pet stores in Hoboken have like Cornerstone Pets or Beowoof – but will cater to the lazy folks with Hoboken Four Block Radius Syndrome, who are too weak to get “almost all the way to Washington Street.”

Fish Emporium now Pet Emporium in Hoboken NJ

Description: A fish (and pet) store. Fishes, food, tanks, accessories, mental encouragement, nets, filters, and so on…
Address: 254 6th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)683-6073

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Cat-astrophe in Hoboken?

Cat milling around Hoboken – missing or not?

Hoboken411 reader Jackie was wondering about this cat she’s been seeing in her neighborhood for a while.

“I have been seeing this cat in the pictures attached for a few weeks now on 2nd between Park and Willow. By the fur, I can tell that he/she has been on the street for the past few weeks, but is much much too friendly to be an original stray. The cat won’t go farther than the block, but meows and rolls over for you to pet it, acting how a house cat is. I’m not sure if someone purposely left it there or what but would like either way to help it find a home or its owner so I took some pictures this weekend.”

Back in the day when I was growing up – plenty of neighbors had “indoor/outdoor cats.” They’d go out when they wanted – and came back whenever they pleased (sometimes with a “gift” like a dead bird.)

Are indoor/outdoor cats possible in a pedestrian pinball city like Hoboken? Or is this fella just a missing cat, or purposely abandoned?

Regardless – if you’re interested in adopting a cat – check out Companion Animal Placement, which is a great resource.

cat wandering streets of Hoboken NJ

Dog Walking Packs

Hoboken Dog Walking Packs – 2014 Edition

Jeez Louise. Seems like not a week goes by where I don’t receive an email about some “problem” with one particular dog walker in town.

9 times out of 10, it’s “too many dogs at once.”

I’ve said in the past – that dogs are indeed “pack” animals, and have no issue with it. To think your four-legged friend is “special” and needs to be walked individually is just nonsensical.

I saw this lady the other day, and all dogs seemed well behaved and in control. If I had to pick only ONE thing that MIGHT be a bit wrong is, that when she yelled “HEEL” to one of the dogs who might have been pulling, it may have confused other dogs who didn’t do anything wrong. That’s about the only thing I could find a flaw in.

Other than that – the dogs seemed happy to be out and about. So there.

Dog Walking Packs Hoboken NJ

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Doggie Doubles

Hoboken mirror images – Doggie Double Take

Most dog pictures (even our own) are typically a dime-a-dozen. But this photo of (411 featured rescue) Norton and his friend over at Stevens Park earlier this winter made me smile. The dogs are kind of stuck in a stare – with the poor guy confused by his almost body-double pal.

“Hey, you looking at… you?” (famous line from Taxi Driver re-mixed).

Does your dog have a look-alike in Hoboken? (other than the common breeds, i.e., labs)

Dog mirror image in Hoboken NJ

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Dog Adoption Event – Feb. 22nd

A Pathway to Hope dog adoption event at Jersey City Unleashed

Interested in adopting a dog in need of a loving home? Then clear some time off your calendar tomorrow from 12pm to 3pm, and head over to Jersey City Unleashed – for a dog adoption event hosted by A Pathway to Hope.

There will be many adoptable dogs available, including these three: Arnie the American Bulldog, Gyver the husky/collie mix and Peekaboo the Pekingese!

Dog Adoption Event Jersey City Unleashed A Pathway to Hope Hoboken NJ

Adopt a dog – get a month of free daycare!

The event, besides just adopting a great dog, will include microchipping and a free month of daycare from Jersey City Unleashed for those who apply and adopt the dogs they meet on Saturday! They are also offering boarding and daycare discounts for those who stop by and may not be looking to adopt.

The Vet-administered microchipping does require a $25 donation to A Pathway to Hope. And for city dogs, they all should be microchipped as it truly is their best chance at getting their way back home should they become lost or run away!

Jersey City Unleashed is steps away from Hoboken at 619 Marin Boulevard.

See more at www.apathwaytohope.org and www.jerseycityunleashed.com