‘Dogs of New York’ Photo Project Showcases Human-Animal Bond

Social media photo project "Dogs of New York" celebrates the bond between pups and the people who love them.

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Carlos and his dog, Frank, live in East New York, Brooklyn. Via Dogs of New York/Facebook

What began as a project highlighting the universal bond between humans and their pets has turned into one of the latest ways to celebrate unconditional love.

Dogs of New York is a social media/photography “journal” that captures creator Kim Wolf’s impromptu meetings and conversations with residents of the Big Apple and their furry friends.

Wolf is the founder and executive director of Beyond Breed, a volunteer- and Brooklyn-based nonprofit that aims to support the bond between pets and their owners.

“I was inspired by ‘Humans of New York’ and how it made individuals out of the 8.3 million people who call this place home, while showing the humanity that binds us together,” Wolf shares on Beyond Breed’s website.

Over the past two years, Wolf says she’s been able to connect with strangers and convey through her lens the unique relationship each has with their pup — not only via posed shots, but by capturing the interactions and emotions that transpire between dogs and their human owners.

Here’s a look at some of the pets and people featured in the project.

Purebred Diva!

Joan and Victoria Rose live in midtown Manhattan. “She’s named after Queen Victoria and Gypsy Rose.””Victoria Rose…

Posted by Dogs of New York on Thursday, July 2, 2015


Lisa, William and Ruby Dee, who live in Bushwick, Brooklyn, enjoy a walk in the sun.

Lisa, William, and Ruby Dee live in Bushwick, Brooklyn.”She was so skinny when we got her, but she’s doing great now. Very smart. And she loves playing with our turtle, too.”

Posted by Dogs of New York on Sunday, April 26, 2015


Ernest and Harlem, from Midtown Manhattan, pose for their first family photo!

Ernest and Harlem live in Midtown Manhattan.”She’s a rescue dog. She used to live in Queens until her owner got…

Posted by Dogs of New York on Monday, June 8, 2015


Yaira and Chuchi relax outside of City Hall.

I met Yaira and Chuchi outside of City Hall in downtown Brooklyn. Chuchi has perfected the head-tilt!

Posted by Dogs of New York on Friday, May 29, 2015

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