Clever Guy Carries His Husky in a Giant Tote Because NYC Subway Only Allows Dogs in Carriers

Dogs are welcome to ride the New York City subway, with one caveat—they must be put in some sort of bag or carrier. While this is an easy feat for smaller pups, bigger canines have an obvious size disadvantage. The rules, however, do not stipulate weight restrictions, and large-breed owners have found a clever loophole to make it work for them: put the big dogs in big bags.

One shining example of this work-around came from CBS news producer Alex Romano. He recently tweeted a picture of a man who nonchalantly carried his husky—a large dog, even as a puppy—in a tote bag as if it’s a totally normal thing. “Only in New York,” he wrote, “a person would put a huge dog in a bag on the subway.”

We can’t help but smile at the amusing sight of this happy husky going for a ride. And we can’t blame his human, either—the summertime temperatures are brutally hot, so anything that’s a speedier path to air conditioning is a welcome compromise.

Above photo credit: Alex Romano

This commuter isn't the first to use this ingenious loophole. Perhaps he got the idea from these people:

Photo credit: Michiko Fuller

Photo credit: Clare Toeniskoetter

Photo credit: @hansyandbrush

Photo source: Reddit

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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