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A Look at the Secret Lives of New York City Dogs

Photographer Rachael Hale McKenna captures the diversity of what it's like to live as man's best friend in the Big Apple.

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Bango

This taxi-riding dog travels in style.

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Olive

Just like the beautiful people, Olive strikes a pose against local street art. Not all dogs like the street–these 50 pups need a home.

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Merlin

Stretch where you can: this empty urban space in Dumbo, Brooklyn, becomes a new place to play. Don’t bother the neighbors! These dogs are known to bark less. 

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Floyd

Maybe after his human is done, Floyd can get a quick trim?

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Lily and Reykjavik

In a big city it’s easy to slip into mischief. Think these “Dumbo Danes,” under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, are up to something?

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Katrina and Twiga

With a backdrop of a classic Soho cast-iron building, this fashionable pair Katrina and Twiga know how to turn heads.

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Celeste and Ollie

Doesn’t everydog dream of going off-leash near Central Park’s historic Bethesda Terrace? (And maybe fountain-jumping in warmer weather.)

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Caroline and Sammy

Up here there’s definitely a better view than the sea of legs.

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Neighborhood Dogs

A walk among New York’s scenic brownstones: really just an excuse to hang with friends.

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Clio and Jordin

Each block presents another opportunity for peek-a-boo, right?

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Rocketman

It’s more fun waiting for your ball when you’re in Central Park.

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Franklin

Beautiful French bulldog puppy Franklin caught the photographer’s eye one night while on her way home.

Rachael Hale McKenna

The New York Dog

To see what other pooches in New York City are up to, take a look at The New York Dog.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest