In 2008, Travis Brorsen and his canine best friend, Presley, were selected from more than 20,000 owner and dog pairs to compete on CBS’ national dog training competition, Greatest American Dog. With Presley only being 14 months old, producers felt it was unlikely they would advance past the first week. In fact, Las Vegas gave them less than a 10% chance to win after the first week.
Each week Travis & Presley were pushed to the limits and challenged in every way imaginable. Travis realized that if he created a positive learning environment for Presley and focused on building a bond and relationship with Presley they might have a chance. Each challenge in the competition was based on friendship, kindness, caring, compassion, respect, trust and loyalty. As the competition went on, Presley surprised Travis with his willingness to learn and obey. In the end, it was the bond they created through basic and advanced obedience that prepared them to beat all odds and become the winners and current title holders of CBS’ Dog Training Competition, GREATEST AMERICAN DOG.
Travis was a celebrity dog trainer in Los Angeles for more than five years. He has been published in many maginzines, newspapers and books all over the world. He then returned to Oklahoma where he was the head of instruction for dog training at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma. He currently lives in New York City serving dog owners across the East Coast. Travis specializes in working with rescue dogs and helping you acclimate them to big city living!
Head over to www.greatestamericandogtrainers.com to find out more information regarding pricing and availability.
We are hosting The Seaport Artist, Jan Rhodes through the winter at our store. She is available to create custom pastel portraits of your pet(s) for special introductory rates. Stop in to see her at any time Tues-Sunday from 12-7pm. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
After two decades living in the South Street Seaport, Amanda Zink knew she wanted to give back to her community. Inspired by her beloved Great Dane, Tyras she opened “The Salty Paw”, the Seaport’s first Pet Emporium & Groom Spa. The shop quickly became recognized as a neighborhood hangout and awarded top groom shop in NYC.
On October 29th 2012, in a matter of minutes, all that changed forever. Super Storm Sandy slammed into Lower Manhattan filling the cobblestone streets with 11 feet of seawater, destroying everything in its path, including The Salty Paw and hundreds of other businesses and homes.
It has been a long road to recovery for all of the businesses and residents surrounding the South Street Seaport. We are excited to be MOVING BACK INTO PECK SLIP late September. Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest updates.
First and foremost we want to thank The Seaport Animal Hospital for taking us in for the last few months. It has allowed us to continue to have a place in our neighborhood. There are several companies and vendors that have gone above in beyond in helping us that we want to acknowledge:
Biscuits by Lambchop
Sam & Tasha
Black Dog Farm
Haute Diggity Dog
Shark Fin Shears
Groomers helping Groomers
Much to our disappointment we lost the space we had been hoping to expand into. We are working to move back into our old space but it looks like it won’t happen til May at the earliest. We are discontinuing daycare services once we return to our original space. More updates as to our reopening date once we know more information. We are still working out of the Seaport Animal Hospital on Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat until further notice.
We need YOUR help to rebuild! We are looking for a new temporary space for the next few months until we can move back into Peck Slip. Take a moment to make a pledge to help us rebuild. Please visit Lucky Ant helps The Salty Paw to make your pledge. You will receive a gift certificate to use at our pop-up shop or our new temporary home.
“In a matter of 12 hours, the entire South Street Seaport community changed forever…”
Our groom staff is available to take appts on Monday-Sat with limited hours which will vary. Nail trims will need to be scheduled as an appt. Please call to inquire 212-732-2275
Retail hours M-F 12-5:30pm Sat 9-3pm
As you all know, our store has been closed indefinitely. In the meantime we have been offered a space at the Seaport Animal Hospital to do limited grooming and retail. We cannot thank Seaport Animal Hospital enough for their hospitality. We will have some of our fan favorites so come and say Hi!
Updated groom schedule and retail hours will be posted to our website/fb over the weekend. You can email or call to make an appointment.
We want to thank everyone for their continued support and patronage. Each day we will step closer to getting back on our feet.
Below is a map of how to locate Seaport Animal Hospital at 80 Beekman St
A BIG Thank you to Seaport Animal Hospital, Fab Dog, Bocce’s Bakery, Pawz, Biscuits by Lambchop, Warren London, Kitty Jones, Oliver Bentley, Bowser Beer and Groomers Helping Groomers!!
Highly acclaimed New York City pet photographer “Marshall S. Boprey” will be scheduling photo sessions of pets and their families at The Salty Paw for the Holidays on Nov 3rd.This is a limited engagement and you should secure your appointment as soon as possible!
Pet photographer Marshall S. Boprey, of Boprey Photography, is located in the heart of New York City! His love for animals and passion for photography are a perfect marriage. Marshall has experienced various opportunities throughout his life to connect with animals on a very personal level, providing him the ability to capture the unique personalities of his subjects. His patience, trust, and appreciation is represented in his custom portrait work.
Marshall currently lives in Manhattan with Liberty, his Great Dane– the catalyst behind his decision to go into this business and constant source of inspiration.
To reserve your appointment, contact The Salty Paw by calling at 212-732-2275 or via email at email@example.com
WHEN : Nov 3rd
WHERE: Morning sessions will be around the Seaport, Afternoon will take place inside the Salty Paw and early evening will take place outside, aroud the Seaport.
A $20 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to reserve a spot.
Join Best Friends Animal Society, our No More Homeless Pets Network Partners, and fellow animal lovers for our 2012 Strut Your Mutt events. Register for a fun-filled day with your dog, and help support our mission to create a world of No More Homeless Pets.
New York Strut Your Mutt Saturday, September 29 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84
Our store manager is participating this year along w her 2 dogs. This is her story:
My first dog, Lacey was a rescue from the ASPCA. She was the best dog ever. She taught me about love, patience and acceptance. She was with me through those awkward pre-teen and teenage years. Every memory I have from a child involves her and I miss her every day. Our 2nd dog Candy was a rescue from Peru. She was my sister’s best friend and helped her through a dark period in her life. Our 3rd dog Daisy, a street dog who is still in my life. Her love for life (and food) make me laugh all the time. Ellie and Theo were both puppy mill dogs (without a doubt in my mind) and while I hate the fact my mother unknowingly supported them, they are amazing dogs. Ellie and her diva ways was with my mom through a difficult period in her life. Theo w his silly smirk and smiling face, helped me through my grief and sadness over losing Lacey. Bella came to us through a friend. She has blossomed into the most loving, affectionate, and healthy dog. She just aims to please and is a love bug. And lastly Teddy (And Mocha) the last 2 dogs we rescued; Teddy w his devilish, puppy ways has taught me to expect the unexpected. Each of these dogs hold special places in my heart. Each one of them could’ve ended up in shelters the rest of their lives, been homeless or worse. They are the reason animal rescue is so important to me.
Ashleman’s Whimsical Pet Studio creates custom acrylic pet portraits with a unique character. They all have a joyous edge to them. You will be able to feel the emotion expressed on each canvas. Mary Ashleman’s style will leave a lasting memory of a favorite expression or of a moment in time with your beloved furry friend. She allows her clients to be a part of the process by choosing the colors used in her backgrounds and that you share with her the personality of each animal so that your portrait reflects the liveliness of your cherished pet. Knowing these qualities is part of Mary’s technique which is transformed into the painting.
Join The Salty Paw, Andrea Arden Dog Training, Throw me a Bone NYC, Rocco and Jezebel, The Honest Kitchen and Pawgua to raise funds for The Animal Medical Center of NY and The Animal Haven Shelter and to raise awareness of the benefits of proper exercise and hydration!Strut your mutt across the Brooklyn Bridge to the “After Pawty” for treats/refreshments, raffle prizes, as well as a special presentation by Andrea Arden of Animal Planet’s Underdog to Wonderdog and Director of Andrea Arden Dog Training.For more info and to purchase tickets go to: www.pawgua.com/wagsforwellness
Come join us for our Annual Puppy Prom on Aug 9th 6:00-8:00pm.
The best dressed pups will be named King and Queen.
Every year we choose a different animal organization to raise money for and this year we will be raising money for Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health geared towards the research of veterinary infectious diseases, immunology, genetics, and reproduction. We have chosen to donate the money in honor of Tyras Zink, our beloved Great Dane who we lost a few months ago.
On Sunday May 8th we lost a very important member of the Salty Paw Family. Tyras, an eight year old Great Dane has been the face of our store since it opened. We are heart broken to lose him. He will always be a part of our store and hearts. He was truly an amazing dog and will be missed by many.
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