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The (Great) Hertel Dog Walk

When it comes to strolling the avenues in Buffalo, there could be no better way to do it than with a dog in tow. Buffalonians are crazy about their pooches, and now that NY State has loosened the leash laws a bit, it’s time to celebrate. Since dogs are allowed on Fido-friendly patios (bill approved by NYS Senate in 2015), it’s only natural that we start seeing more pet-inclusive events.

On Saturday, June 18, Hertel Avenue will be hosting the (Great) Hertel Dog Walk. All dogs, and their well-behaved owners, are invited to come out and enjoy the commercial strip en masse, starting at 11am. The dogs will be allowed in any number of shops and patios that display ‘Dogs Welcome’ signs. There will even be assigned dog handlers available at some of the food stores, so that pet owners can walk inside as their pooches are attended at the door.

To see a list of participating businesses, click here. And click here for participating restaurants.

For those of you who just can’t stand to leave your dog at home when you’re out shopping, this is the perfect opportunity to bring along… well… according to, the following names were the most popular in 2015:

Most popular female dog names

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Poppy
  6. Maggie
  7. Sadie
  8. Lola
  9. Sophie
  10. Chloe

Most popular male dog names

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Bailey
  5. Cooper
  6. Jack
  7. Rocky
  8. Duke
  9. Bear
  10. Toby

To learn more about the event, and to keep up with all of the day’s activities, stay tuned to this Facebook page.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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