New York City MTA: Allow non-service dogs to ride on the subways on-leash
  • Petitioned Joseph J. Lhota, Chairman and CEO

This petition was delivered to:

Joseph J. Lhota, Chairman and CEO
Thomas F. Prendergast , President
Office of the Mayor of the City of New York
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
NYC Public Advocate
Bill de Blasio

New York City MTA: Allow non-service dogs to ride on the subways on-leash

    1. Katharine English
    2. Petition by

      Katharine English

      New York, NY

Currently in New York City, only small dogs which can fit into carriers are allowed on public transportation. For dog owners wishing to travel on the subways, this can be a major inconvenience, especially when: you want to take your pet to a park that is outside of walking distance; you want to take your pet to a friend's home that is outside of walking distance; you must take your pet to the vet; or you do not have a suitable dog run in your neighborhood. While taxis are an alternative, many taxi drivers refuse to pick up passengers with dogs, and it's also far more costly than a subway ride. Allowing pre-certified dogs to ride in designated dog-friendly cars would provide pet owners with a much-needed transit option, and a new revenue stream for the MTA.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Krista Camp BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      bc mass transit should be available to all and not allowing larger breed dogs forces people who would normally rely on public transit to own vehicles. Its like we are being punished for owning a lab instead of a toy poodle.

    • kristie lutz BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I would love to take my dog to work with me and the only thing stopping me is transportation across the river. Since he's too large to fit into a carrier I have to leave him home all day and pay a dog walker to take him out. It would be wonderful to be able to be with him those 9 - 10 hours during the day.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

      -- Abraham Lincoln

      "One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them."

      -- Martin Luther King, Jr

      "Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect, human kind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it."

      -- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

      "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."

      -- Lloyd Biggle Jr.

      I don't hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.

      -- Brigid Brophy

    • Brittany Neves BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      i have a dog and love dogs!

    • Eric Thomas Craven HORSEHEADS, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      My pup and I are moving to New York City in less than a month and would love to see this go into effect!


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