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.

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. Anonymous April 6, 2021

    @ Anon: sheesh!

    Sheesh definition is – —used to express disappointment, annoyance, or surprise. (Merriam-Webster)

  2. Julia June 1, 2021

    If I understood it right, the main idea of this stupid law is that the dog might annoy other passengers. How about rats on the platform in NYC subway? Are they not annoy the passengers ??? I feel like dog owners are being discriminated. It is so weird because America always care about all categories and groups of people (LGBT, different rases, disabled people, veterans). But not the dog owners. I can not even move around the city and enter anywhere because I am with a dog.

  3. Julie and the Phantoms June 1, 2021

    this is hilarious

  4. Honey July 3, 2021

    Omg New York. Really. This is a ridiculous law. With all the rats and all homeless that eat abs sleep there should have laws to them too.

  5. Anonymous September 25, 2021

    The sad thing is someone was actually paid and well for this ruling
    Everyone involved is useless

  6. Anonymous September 29, 2021

    I love the creativity. Though not a dog owner I have been in the past and appreciate man’s best friends to the nth degree. I’m not afraid of any dog at any time and a dog on a leash in a subway should be no problem at all.

  7. James(Buddie) Shepherd September 29, 2021


  8. Anonymous September 30, 2021

    Well at least the law isn’t stopping the beloved animals from going where they are going👍🏻👍🏻🥰

  9. sjnmom October 1, 2021

    Having been harassed by other’s dogs I agree with the ruling. But I appreciate the ingenuity of these dog owners. Some of the above pictures are so cute, others are hilarious.

  10. Julian October 1, 2021

    Probably a dog-free underground would appeal to me. However I’m thousands of kilometres away so it’ll make little difference.

  11. Anonymous October 4, 2021

    Only in Wing-nut Liberal New York…

  12. Anonymous October 4, 2021

    I love it 🥰 I wish I could take my dog places, but she’s nuts… she would definitely not stop barking and she would be out of the bag and off of the leash before the doors closed…& it’s not like I didn’t train her, she went to puppy school and I’ve continued her training after that at home, but she is just a spirited Jack Russell and I love her to pieces 😍🐶

  13. Milo October 6, 2021

    If you know your dog won’t behave leave them at home. Most dogs travel very nice with out any issues. Let’s give the good pups a pass.

  14. Anonymous October 21, 2021

    If NY is gonna be such a pia about so much; containment, etc..why live pup means more to me

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