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Viaduct Dog Park

Viaduct Dog Park in Hoboken

We’re big fans of dogs. And anytime something “pro-dog” happens, we tend to be supportive of it. Like the recently opened viaduct dog park at 14th & Madison Streets. In the quite possibly least active and most far removed area of Hoboken.

Hardly anyone seems to use it – and despite good lighting, I doubt weaker members of society would want to “risk it” in this area of town – especially at night.

Be that as it may – it’s still a dog park.

This is one of those circumstances where I’d have a lot more respect for builders and city-hall bobble-heads if they DIDN’T hype it up and use it as a political football. There was probably nothing BUT a dog park that would work for this stretch of wasteland near the light rail tracks, so it definitely made sense.

But it will likely see more action in 10 years, when this area of town is wall-to-wall skyscrapers and dry cleaners, so that’s good news!

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K9dergarten – Doomed

K9dergarten abandons Hoboken – focuses on Jersey City

The doggy day-care shop K9dergarten (which just opened this year up on 14th Street) didn’t make it to the end of 2014 successfully. They abruptly closed shop.

The place recently underwent change of ownership, and they decided it was best to eliminate the Hoboken location, and focus on building their “HQ” up in Jersey City. This location was primarily a pickup / dropoff “satellite,” which was probably a pain in the neck with all the potholes in Hoboken – which must have cost them thousands in suspension repairs for their vehicles. Smart move.

Good Luck in neighboring JC, K9!

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Lost and Found Dogs!

Lost and Found dogs in Hoboken & Jersey City

Boy – a bunch of dogs getting displaced as of late. I wonder how this can happen?

Anyway – here’s the most urgent one, considering the size of the pooch:

Have you seen Tucker the Shih Tzu?

12/21/2014 Update: Tucker was found! “He was picked up by a woman who works in Hoboken and lives in Philadelphia, PA. She brought him home on Friday afternoon, took good care of him and tracked us down via his microchip this morning. We picked him up in PA today and are all home and so happy to be together! Many thanks to you for posting about him when he was lost!”

Tucker was lost TODAY near 12th & Garden Streets. Small pooch around 12 pounds. No collar.

The owners are desperate to find him, and have a big reward if found. Call (646)228-3469 if found!

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Where is Abby the Husky?

And Abby the Husky was lost in nearby Jersey City (in the Van Vorst Park area). Call Melissa at (917)882-5970 if you know about this pointy-eared pooch.

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Is this dog yours?

I received this email a couple days ago, unfortunately – they were about as descriptive as you’d expect in today’s “OMG SMS TXT GNR8SHN,” so I don’t have much for you other than these two photos I animated, and a phone number of “their mom” (201)589-3158.

If you know this dog, or their owner(s) give them a shout.

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Lost & Hurt Cat

Lost & Hurt Cat in Hoboken – is it yours?

Far more important than a bottom of the totem-pole election in Hoboken, is this poor, injured kitty cat spotted in midtown earlier today. We gotta get this cat some help!

“The hurt cat was hiding underneath a car on the east side of 8th & Washington Streets, got spooked and limped across Washington. The cat ended up under a car in front of Bagels on the Hudson and I called the police. The cat accepted food from the folks at the bagel shop and the consensus seemed to be that it was a lost house cat.

If the cat belongs to you or you have any information please contact the Hoboken Police Dept and they will tell you where they sent the cat. I believe the Animal Control shelter they use is in Newark.”

Oh boy, animal control shelter in Newark might as well be synonymous with General Tso’s chicken… so you better get crackin’ if you want to give kitty a fighting chance!

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Lost Dog: Bunny

Have you seen Bunny?

A shy female Pit Bull mix named Bunny went missing last night from the area of 9th Street & Washington Street.

Apparently there were “sightings” of a similar dog near Ruth’s Chris Steak House over in Weehawken, New Jersey.

She’s a smaller size mix, and will likely run if someone abruptly approaches, but she is friendly (not the big, bad Pit Bull most people think of).

Call (973)219-9631 if you or someone you know has seen her. Thanks!

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Adorable Hoboken Kittens!

Adorable Hoboken Kittens for adoption!

A couple weeks ago, long time resident Vinnie Amato saved a tiny little grey kitten off the streets (it surely would have perished). He’s known for saving various “feral” cats and finding them good homes..

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Look how cute this thing is!

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He actually found another orange tabby cat shortly thereafter as well. They seem like good pals already!

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Kittens well-cared for – and ready to find a new home

Along with the help of Patty Durmgoole from Hoboken CAP (Companion Animal Placement) – they’ve cared for these furry creatures and they’re now ready for adoption.

You can call Patty at (201)424-5697 to find out how.

Note you have to go through an application process (they screen to make sure the cat finds a safe, stable home with capable owners).

Here are some more photos to melt your heart: