Challenge Accepted: Dogs banned from New York City subway unless in bags

New Yorkers are known for their ingenuity.

Take for example a transit rule that prevents dogs — other than service animals — from riding the subway unless they are in a bag.

“No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” the rule says.

One imagines Paris Hilton-sized purse pooches. The smaller the pup, the more smoothly the subway will go, right?


Instead, riders are stuffing their big dogs into big bags to make the cut.


Looks pretty cozy.

Even if the dog isn’t quite in the bag.

Mostly, the photos are adorable.

Monday mood 🐶 #newyorkcity #subway #dog #monday

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