Curbicus

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Urbicus adjective, Latin: Urban/of the city/civic

Curbicus noun, English: A product that curbs the urban pawprint

A clean, compostable solution to dog waste for urban pet parents.

Happy Howl-O-Ween: Festive Fun for You and Your Dog

The weather is getting cooler, the Halloween shows are on TV and dog costumes are in every pet store. But cute costumes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the fun you we have with your canine companions at home and in our city during Halloween season.

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This time of year is all about the treats (and maybe a few tricks), so make sure to stock up. Go the easy route and order some festive treats ahead of time through an online vendor like Chewy, or if you’re feeling crafty, have a DIY session for yourself. Find inspiration for your homemade Halloween treats here. Going this way may be cheaper, as you may already have most of the ingredients at home, and you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re feeding your pooch.

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There are plenty of local dog-friendly events happening this month, too. The Dodo is hosting a “Best Dog Day Ever” event in Williamsburg, each day through the 27. With toy pits, corn mazes a parade and more, this one’s all for the pups. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of fun for the humans, too, like beer and plenty of Instagrammable photo opportunities. Long story short, you don’t want to sleep on this one

There is also The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade happening on October 20. This is a free event where you and your canine companion(s) can join the multitude of other dog owners in the East River Park Amphitheater and parade throughout the area from noon to 3 p.m. Trust us, everybody wants to see a dog parade, so you should probably join for the common good.

About that costume; do you have one picked out for your pup? If so, you’re in good company, with more than 31 million other people dressing their pets for the occasion. If you go this route, you should know that the 21st Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is happening at Fort Greene Park on October 26. Whether you go creepy or cute, you know that this event will result in dog photos galore. Actually winning the contest would just be icing on the top of the cake. 

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Madison Square Park is having their first annual Howl-O-Ween on October 27. Why not do a back-to-back Halloween event weekend with your pooch? As far as we’re concerned, dogs love treats more than anyone we know. 

There are so many ways to have fun with your dog this Halloween season. Take advantage of all of the events the area has to offer, and make sure to fill the month with plenty of treats!


Curbicus is a patent-pending collection device that eliminates the “gross factor” when handling dog waste, and keeps our streets clean. Curbicus is a compact cylindrical device, weighing 1.5 lbs, and can attach to a dog leash or the pet parent’s wrist. It contains a small, battery-operated vacuum mechanism and self-closing compostable bags, making it an easy one-handed, two-step process. We are working on setting up a network of designated compost bins throughout cities, starting in NYC.