Dogs, some say they are man’s best friend. In New York City, this is more than just an expression. People here love to have their trusty companions by their side at all times. Dogs are brought along to Saturday brunches, trips to the book store, and even on the subway.
According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there are approximately 85,085 dogs with active licenses living in New York City. The Department also reports that only about 20% of dogs are actually registered with the department.
With such a large population of dogs living in NYC, a run-in with an aggressive dog is more than likely. In response to this, and in order to protect tenants, many building owners and associations have requirements for tenants to register their dogs with them.