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Mini, Chihuahua (2 y/o), Point Reyes, Inverness, CA • “At 9:30pm she runs into her pet taxi – she won’t walk into our room. She thinks I’m her Uber. She had a dermal cyst when she was born. We couldn’t ask for a better dog.”

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Sequoia, Bernese Mountain Dog (4 m/o), Oak & Cole St., San Francisco, CA • “Her AKC name is Sunshine Goddess of the Forest. We switched her to a raw diet and now her poops are solid.”

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Merlin, “Mini Walrus” (Basset Hound/Shar Pei mix; 4 m/o), Madison Square Park, New York, NY • “They call it a ‘Mini Walrus’ but he’s more of a little menace. He’s a 15-pound dog that thinks he’s 100.”

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Stella, Great Dane (3 y/o), Horatio & Washington St., New York, NY • “She has to be touching us at all times – she sleeps on top of us. She weighs 155 pounds but needs to lose a few.” @stella_inthecity

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Boris, Pit Bull mix, 14th & Broadway, New York, NY • “He came from Puerto Rico and has a human personality. If people are talking he’ll get in the middle of the conversation.”

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Venus, Siberian Husky (6 y/o), Washington & Little West 12th St., New York, NY • “She tried to chase a squirrel and it gave her a scar on her nose. The squirrel won that battle.”

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Early Bird, mix (1 y/o), Houston & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “If you were to take his leash off he’d run to California. He doesn’t have a lick of sense. You photographed him as a puppy too.”

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Ellie, Golden Retriever (3 m/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “She’s super chill. We’ve only had her for two days. She slept through both nights.” @english_cream_ellie

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Basey, Papillon (11 y/o), Bedford & 6th Ave., New York, NY • “He *really* looks at you. He understands. It’s kind of freaky – when I’m leaving he’ll look at me like, ‘Ok, I have plenty to do on my own.’”

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Barry, Bernese Mountain Dog (15 m/o), Washington & Little West 12th St., New York, NY • “He’s scared of water and lint rollers. He thinks they’re awful.”

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Ravioli, Pit Bull mix, Horatio & Greenwich St., New York, NY • “A huge snuggler. Serious lap dog. Kisses are her survival mechanism. Highly allergic to things – limited ingredient life.” A rescue from @nycacc

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