Parisian Living

Dog Days, all year long in Paris!

by Erica Berman
FiFiPhoto Alain Ollier – rue de Bretagne, Paris 3eme

The dog days of summer 2009 may well be over in Paris, but our furry French friends are here to stay. The French love their doggies, and remain one of the countries with the highest per capita dog population in the world. A recent jaunt around the city unearthed doggies in the metro, doggies in cafes, dogs on the street, canines in shops and galleries and in just about every little corner of the city. One will rarely find any animal interdictions in French eateries, shops, cafes or public transport for French pets.

GodzillaPhoto Erica Berman   Denis & Godzilla.
Galerie Thuillier – rue de Thorigny Paris 3eme

The canicule (heat wave) has hopefully passed us by, but fifi, fido and all of their doggie counterparts continue heat their French owners hearts.

Doggy montage ABbessesPhotos Erica Berman – Metro Abbesses Paris 18eme
Written by Erica Berman  for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington, Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica went to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she stayed 20 years. Erica is the founder of the HiP Paris Blog and Haven In her former company. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre) and Maine (Midcoast). She recently started a non-profit growing organic produce for the food insecure in Maine called Veggies to Table. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris and Maine, read, take photos, cook, kayak, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends. View Erica Berman's Website

5 comments on “Dog Days, all year long in Paris!

Really love your blog!

gorgeous picture!!!

Hi Erica, I just discovered your blog & web-site through the paris apartement,…..très bien fait !! I’m an artist who’s been doing painted furniture for 25 years & I’ve just opened a little atelier/boutique in Paris 2ème this year. If you’re ever in the quartier please stop in and say hi………………….All the best,
PS. I have a little dog too !

Atelier Bourg l’Abbé
14 Passage du Bourg l’Abbé
75002 Paris

And this is one of the main reasons I love Paris so much! We took our little pug with us the last time we visited, and let me just say, we were never treated better – she was like having royalty in our arms!

See our little pug in Paris here:

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