10 Pups That Stole The Show In ‘Humans of New York’ Stories

Written by: Morgan Greenwald

October 6, 2015

Brandon Stanton’s famous website may be called Humans of New York (HONY), but that’s never stopped dogs from stealing the spotlight. In fact, Stanton himself seems to be a fellow dog lover who doesn’t mind when pups get some face time; not only does his girlfriend run a shelter for adorable senior dogs, but he also models all his new books with two adorable pups.

We’ve curated some of the most dogtastic HONY posts for you to peruse; check out the HONY Facebook page for daily updates.

1. This dog who really isn’t feeling the puparazzi today.

“I’ve been walking dogs for 14 years now. Im the Pied Piper of dogs. I can walk five dogs in one hand, and five dogs in the other hand, and I can tell you which one needs to poop.”

HONY dog walker

2. These siblings who are about to be bicoastal.

“I think if you want to accomplish something big, you need to be a bit shaken. And we’ve gotten a bit too comfortable here. So we’re going to move to California and see what happens.”

HONY California

3. These ally pups who know the meaning of acceptance.

“As a young queer kid, I always chose the female characters in fighting games. I think it was my way of being subversive before I knew what it meant to be subversive.”

HONY female characters

4. This worldly dog who’s been to 49 states.

“I found her fifteen months ago in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California. Since then she’s been to every state except Florida. Alaska, twice.”


5. This little guy named Engelbert who finally found his forever home.

“I actually went to the shelter to get another dog, but he’d already been adopted. So I decided to do a lap around the facility before I left, and I saw Engelbert. He had about ten pages of physical problems. His back legs didn’t work. His old owners kept him outside, so his ears were completely frostbitten. And he only had three teeth. So I thought if I didn’t get him, nobody else would.”

HONY shelter dog

6. These dogs who aren’t sure if they’re related.

Seeing The Future.

HONY bulldogs

7. This Chihuahua who doesn’t care what you think about its extra pound.

“We were walking outside my building, and a woman bent down and said: ‘Oh look at you! You’re so fat!’ If she was thinking that about a 4 lb. dog, I wonder what she was thinking about me.”

HONY fat dog

8. This pup with very eccentric parents.

“She always has something exciting planned for us.”

HONY Savory Hello

9. This Pit Bull who ruffs his hoomans.

“I drive ambulettes right now. When I get a few days off, I want to upgrade to a Class A license, save up a bit, and get my own tractor trailer. You can get a used one for about 15 grand. Then if I can find some steady contracts, I can start a company, take out a loan, and get a few more trucks. Then I’ll give jobs to everyone in my family.”


10. This dog who’s a big brother.

“My Chihuahuas are at home.”


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Written by: Morgan Greenwald

October 6, 2015

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