New Yorkers have come up with a clever way to get around the 'no dog on the Subway' rule.

With a population of over 8.5 million people, the Subway is a lifeline for many busy New Yorkers.

That’s a lot of people and their miscellaneous belongings to squeeze into those stuffy and overcrowded carriages.

Hence, the city of New York enforces a rule on travelling with a very specific kind of cargo of the doggo variety:

“No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.”

But humanity has a knack for exploiting loopholes in regulations, locals have come up with a clever way to ensure their dog’s travel arrangements are above board – which brings us to this:



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Not prepared to part with their pooches, New Yorkers are carrying the canines onto the Subway in ridiculously large bags.

Snug in totes, travel packs and beach bags, as long as the dogs remain in their ‘containers’, their owners are avoiding fines.

Got a special ride with this guy. #beagleinabag #sexysadie #dogsofinstagram #latergram #seenonthesubway

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It’s genius…


And cute…

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

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And so practical!

Take note New York public transport department – this is what happens when you try to get between dogs and their owners.