Bully Project Needs A Home

30 Aug

Lots of pitties and nowhere to go!

Bully Project has become a victim of our own success! Classes have been fully booked and often a second class is needed. After a year of offering free, outdoor classes in the same neighborhood, we are realizing an indoor space is needed. Not only will it benefit the teams in our four-week manners classes, it will allow Bully Project to offer specialized classes such as Nosework and Frisbee.

Should be easy, right? A free dog training program that benefits both dog owners and the community (training helps to keep dogs out of shelters, less dog bites, etc) should be a win/win for everyone. Churches and community groups should be lining up to partner with us, right? Nope!

Our team has decided this is an important need and will fundraise for a space rental. So, now, I feel like Julia Roberts on Rodeo Drive in Pretty Woman. We have cash and no where to spend it. Apparently space in my neighborhood is at a premium! Most church basements are booked, or the churches and synagogues are going through renovations. But the really disappointing reason is they don’t want to partner up with dogs in general. (After they say “PITBULLS?“)

Please send Bully Project some good wishes…We have ONE Catholic girls high school entertaining the idea of renting the school gym to us on Sunday mornings – at a premium price, of course! If that doesn’t pan out, our last hope MIGHT be a Catholic school who plays home to two parrots, lizards and dozens and dozens of fish. The principal, who I think really wanted to be a zookeeper when he grew up, said he would approach the diocese.

We welcome any ideas from readers who have faced these types of challenges. Any other ideas of space or organizations that might be willing to play host to a group of well-behaved pitties once a week? And if you’d like to contribute to Bully Project to help us cover the cost of our space rental (wherever that may be!), you can make a donation online here.

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4 Responses to “Bully Project Needs A Home”

  1. kate with a camera August 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM #

    oh wow! Does this fall under the category of “good problem to have?” Best of luck finding the perfect space!

  2. Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie August 31, 2012 at 9:31 AM #

    Good luck finding a space to rent out! Keep us posted!

  3. Jackie Cangro August 31, 2012 at 10:07 AM #

    You might check out the space rental ads for non profit NYC. It’s a wide array of spaces for rent – some are per event and some are leased, but there might be a reasonable opportunity. http://www.npccny.org/spaceads.htm

    Are you looking for space near Morningside Park only?

    • That Touch of Pit ... August 31, 2012 at 10:12 AM #

      Thanks Jackie! Space uptown would be ideal, but we’re certainly open to other options!

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