Originally Posted by Greenmagick
Its very pockety here. Some neighborhoods are very dog friendly, others are not at all
Without reading the whole thread: This.
There aren't many dog parks, few parks allowing on-leash dogs, the beaches have gotten way more strict about dog access (and people access), and no stores generally allow dogs.
But, in a couple of towns, there are a number of little pet boutiques, street fairs that allow dogs, we have strict animal abuse laws and lots of pro-rescue things, people take their pets very seriously for the most part...tons of veterinarians and such.
New York City I would say is very dog friendly...BSL even per building is illegal, many large department stores and smaller non-food stores allow dogs, most parks have dog parks and non-dog parks allow dogs on leash or off leash after dark, and there are a lot of events around for dog owners.