How Creative New Yorkers Are Beating the Subway Dog Ban

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How Creative New Yorkers Are Beating the Subway Dog Ban

When the MTA announced that dogs weren’t allowed on the subway unless they fit in a bag New Yorkers had one thing to say, “Challenge accepted!”

The New York Subway can only be described as a post-apocalyptic hellscape that smells like hobo farts and cabbage. When it’s not plagued by delays and closed lines, it’s overcrowded and smells like where sweat goes to die, especially in the summer. The struggles of being a straphanger can leave many people thinking, “throw me a freakin’ bone here, MTA!” …But they won’t throw a bone, not even to the species that loves them the most.

When the transport authority announced that only dogs that fit in bags would be allowed to travel commuters were forced to get creative. Thankfully, nobody said what kind of bag they’d have to fit into, or that said bags had to be carried.

Here is a collection of our favorite creative NYers sending an F.U. to the MTA and beating the ban:

Brady’s first NYC subway ride! #bradythehusky #champion #subwaydog #dogsofnyc @fpgallardo1990 #dogsofinstagram

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Subway rules: dogs have to be in bags ? #ikeabag #subwaydog #Ftrain

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This is my #doginabag in support of the big dogs riding NYC’s #subway. #subwaydog

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The New York subway system bans canines unless they can fit in a small bag, so this guy trained his pit-bull to calmly sit in his small bag.

Just another person on their morning commute… #subwaydog #doginabag

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Spotted in #nyc .

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