Surely you have heard people say “a dog is a man’s best friend.” And then you have the people who argue, “a dog is a woman’s best friend too.” And I would have to disagree with both. A dog is not just your best friend. A dog is a piece of your heart.

The transplant New Yorker can relate to bouncing around from borough to borough throughout the years, in search of just the right neighborhood. It’s a daunting task that ever-ambitious New Yorkers take in stride. Sometimes things work out right away; other times we’re not so lucky and the process of finding a place to call “home” can be a nightmare. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that New Yorkers love New York and will make it work.