In October 2016, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City announced that it was banning dogs from the subway unless they fit into a “container." However, the law didn’t stop New Yorkers from finding a way around the new rule. In fact, they started to get pretty creative.
Twitter has blown up with people sharing pictures of dogs of all sizes in bags. Most people agree that it’s hilarious the lengths people will go to have their K-9 friend with them.
New Yorkers have used everything from dog suitcases to backpacks to fit any size dog. One person even cut holes in an IKEA bag in order to bring her large dog on the subway with her.
My favorite picture EVER of someone bringing a dog "in a bag" on the subway pic.twitter.com/4PTUNofv68— Pamela (@PamelasRageLove) June 7, 2017
Some people are even helping others get their dogs into the bags so they can travel, proving that New Yorkers really are embracing the new rule.
to the woman who helped me get my dog into his tote bag on the subway platform tonight: i genuinely love you.— jiordan castle (@jiordancastle) December 1, 2016
My dog has gotten so heavy that when I carry him on the subway in his tote bag I start pouring sweat and people offer their seats to me— Tom Stern (@SquirrelTalkTom) December 14, 2016
Many are a bit confused about why the rule was made and who decided a bag was the best way to deter larger dogs from riding the subway.
New York City banned dogs in the NYC subway unless they fit in a bag. New Yorkers did not disappoint.— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) June 7, 2017
Perfect break from a long day: pic.twitter.com/Pk6gvnXQBC
What a weird rule. Who the hell uses "bag" as a unit of measurement for a dog?— Christopher Hawkins (@chris_hawk) June 7, 2017
One person has even put carrying a dog in a bag onto the subway on their bucket list. You can’t lie, you’ve added it to your own bucket list too — I know I have.
Carrying a dog in a bag w just its head poking out on the NY subway has very quickly risen to the high end of my bucket list— Bored Hag (@PowerfulUggo) December 14, 2016
Basically, New Yorkers are the best at finding loopholes to rules and deciding that they (and their dogs) will do what they want.