NYC Subway Banned Dogs Unless They Fit In a Bag, So Owners Got Creative

The rules are clear when it comes to carrying animals on the New York City subway: “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.” But the rules say nothing about the size of the animal, and as you can see from this picture, some people got really creative in order to avoid a fine.

Dog in a bag. Just like the NYC subway rules demand.

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NYC subway only allows dogs in bags.

If dog fits in a bag it's allowed on a subway.

NYC subway dogs.

Dog owner riding a subway with his pet.

He loves riding subway in a bag.

Dog in a bag.

Riing a subway with a dog in a bag.

Dog in a comfy bag.

It's only legal to take a dog to NYC subway if he fits in a bag.

NYC dog owner with his pet.

If dog fits in a bag, he's allowed in NYC subway.

Dog in a bag.

Large dog in a bag.

Dog in bag.

Happy dog in a bag.

Just riding subway with a dog. Nothing out of ordinary.

NYC dog owners riding a subway.

This dog perfectly fits in a bag.

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  1. Chris January 5, 2019

    That’s so stupid!
    Why they do that?
    Is it the law?
    You can have a short leash, a muzzle and you’re done!

  2. Anonymous January 5, 2019

    Merica

  3. Anonymous January 5, 2019

    Those puppers are sooo cute!!

  4. Anonymous January 5, 2019

    poor dogs – most don’t look particularly relaxed

  5. Anonymous January 16, 2019

    I wander why is NYC subway so dirty always?
    Can’t they clean it sometimes?

  6. Mr chicken nugget January 24, 2019

    Me because I’m not sure what you wanna I like you wanna was dead poo

  7. Cheri Collins January 29, 2019

    Yes, Chris, it is the law.

  8. Anonymous March 6, 2019

    Yes it’s always that dirty. It’s worse than you see in the photos. It also smells of urine and vomit.

  9. Dog Father March 17, 2019

    Dog Lives Matter!

  10. Anonymous April 12, 2019

    Dirty and smelly due to the many humans (tourist and natives alike) who use the subway. MTA workers work their asses off (they power wash the platform and benches) during the overnight hours. More mindful commuters would make a difference. It until people learn to care, it’ll continue to be dirty and smelly.

  11. Patty May 2, 2019

    Those all look like well behaved dogs. :)

  12. Anonymous May 23, 2019

    Although not in all cases, many situations like this are avoidable by keeping pets in proper carriers on the subway.

    The MTA rule states “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”.

    Enclosed means completely sealed inside of, eliminating the risk of a pet getting itself away from its owner. Pets walking on leash, looking cute while in a tote bag with no way of fastening the dog inside, or cradled in an IKEA bag with their limbs and head protruding in an attempt to create a loophole do not abide by the rule and are subject to fine and refusal of admittance.

    The myth perpetuated by popular media articles and social media photos that claims these are acceptable carriers for dogs on the subway understates the risk of danger for the pets as well as people on the subway. One dog might get spooked and flee from their owner. As dogs have a keen sense and ability to detect a strange acting person nearby, some may act out in some form of aggression toward another passenger when in an agitated or fearful and cornered situation.

  13. Anonymous May 28, 2019

    the first time a dog bites another passenger who sues, there will be consequences for owner and the MTA who need to crack down on the numerous travelers breaking the regulation.

  14. Anonymous May 29, 2019

    That rule is really the worse thing I have heard of! In Europe the rule is to have a muzzel for the dog, in order to prevent any aggression. And it is enough, and it works. Such an stupid and absurd rule is also a discrimination to pet owners and to impose that on the dogs is not very respectful to the animals. Can the NY metro get some inspiration abroad?

  15. Anonymous June 6, 2019

    This is stupid. A person or a service dog could easily be injured by untrained pets in open bags. People just don’t give AF.

  16. Monika June 12, 2019

    Why don‘t the authorities simply demand muzzles (for the dogs 🤪) as in Europe f.i. ? On the other hand I love the NewYorkers for being so kind with their animals!

  17. Yael June 17, 2019

    Hilarious use of those infamous, wonderful blue IKEA bags and LLBean/ Land’s End indestructible canvas shoulder bags! Wondering if they come in Shepherd size? LOL! Anyway, funny stuff EXCEPT for the pit bulls, which need to be banned from ALL of NYC and beyond. So sick of getting on subway cars only to find someone has snuck on their large-jawed, big-headed pit bull. Even saw one without a leash @ 125th st in my subway car- so crazy & DANGEROUS. We have the right to live free from dangerous-dogs. I encourage all to exercise this right! (Pitbull dogs were INTENTIONALLY continuously BRED to be fighting dogs, with exceptionally powerful jaws to rip out animals’ throats, and an unstable, violent disposition to win fights for money. These are NOT pets. If you think they’re pets, you are delusional. Please don’t shoot the messenger). BAN PITBULLS IN NYC & BEYOND!!! So sick of their mauling & killing children, adults, and pets, it has GOT to stop. https://bit.ly/2EyipB5 Read this page: https://bit.ly/2FkahCF

  18. NotDelusionalLikeYael July 2, 2019

    Hey, Yael.

    You’re a freaking idiot.

  19. F-Yael July 2, 2019

    Pitbulls are only as bad as the owner who trained them .

    Ban all idiots from NYC, starting with yael.

  20. Anonymous July 2, 2019

    Whether a dog is violent or not has nothing to do with the breed and everything to do with the idiot who trained them.

    Ban all idiots from NYC, starting with YAEL

  21. Good Pit Piggo July 2, 2019

    Bad boy Yael, Bad! No! No!

    you just have to use discipline when dealing with creatures of lower intelligence.

  22. YaelisDelusional July 7, 2019

    Yael, the dogs are not at fault. It all depends on how they were raised and trained, just like people. Just because a person with idk, green eyes is an addict does not mean everyone person with green eyes will be an addict. I know many NICE,FRIENDLY,SWEET pit bulls that the only way they would kill anything is if they licked it to death. Don’t stereotype just because you’re small minded. Do more to have these dogs properly trained at an early age if you’re so concerned about these slobbery babies.

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