Doggie Bags Are Being Spotted All Over This New York Subway

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When New York City tried to ban animals from subway trains, it didn’t consider how resourceful a citizenry animal loves in the Big Apple can be.

The city ordinance, detailed in the MTA’s Rules of Conduct, prohibits animals from being taken on the subway unless, they are “enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.”

Challenge accepted.

Pictures of to-go doggos have been spreading across Twitter faster than a speeding D Train, and unless the law is revised, they may never stop!


New Yorkers have been quite accepting of the rule, and believe it or not, so have many of the dogs. Some more than others, of course, but enough to notice that subway rides are a little furrier these days.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor from out of town, everyone likes snapping pictures of dogs in bags and posting them to Twitter. This is one big city trend we all seem to get behind.

If you live in New York, or your travel plans include a few subway stops in the city that never sleeps, you’ll likely notice these portable pups sooner than later. New Yorkers love their pets, and the state has legislated some of the most sweeping animal protection laws for them in the nation.

Residents of the city are even allowed to be buried alongside their furry friends. Click the button below to read more.

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee. Find more about Matthew on his personal website.