Archive | May, 2013

What’s In My BarkBox?

23 May

May’s BarkBox is “a celebration of all the things we love about being outside.” With lots of thing to chew on, each product represents a different activity we can do to enjoy the springtime. Firstly, BarkBox has a new look! Check it out:

BarkBox's New Look

BarkBox’s New Look

Instead of the shreds of blue paper that used to come inside our BarkBox, we now have the classy, branded paper wrapping our goodies! So fancy! Take a closer look:

BarkBox's New Paper Wrapping

BarkBox’s New Paper Wrapping

It’s lovely, I just wish it didn’t have some of the words that typically have a negative connotation, like growl, yap and guard. Along with the new packaging also comes a new little tip card, with a cute little cartoon:

BarkBox Tip Card

BarkBox Tip Card

On the back, it reads, “Our dogs love their goodies, but their favorite thing in the world is to spend time with their humans. A great spring activity is to simply take out the leash and go exploring to a new park or neighborhood.” We completely agree! Get out there with your pup and explore! Now to the good stuff…

May 2013 BarkBox

May 2013 BarkBox

First up, from Planet Dog, we got an Orbee-Tuff ball! These durable toys are great for fetch, as well as just keeping your dog entertained on its own for a while. Best of all, they’re minty-fresh so they help cover up the sometimes unpleasant odors that come from your pup’s mouth!

Orbee-Tuff Ball

Orbee-Tuff Ball

Next up, we got a pig femur bone from Barkworthies! The best kind of distraction for a pup when you need to get some work done around the house, this will keep your dog busy for quite a long time!

Barkworthies Pig Femur Bone

Barkworthies Pig Femur Bone

To represent the joy of a spring/summer time BBQ, we got Loving Pets’ Grill-icious Beef Treats! Made with sweet potato, these are super healthy and all natural. They’ll make a great special snack when Lucy is behaving especially well.

Loving Pets' Grill-Icious Beef Treats

Loving Pets’ Grill-Icious Beef Treats

And finally, from one of our favorite local dog treat companies, we got Bocce’s Bakery’s Green Juice treats! These are the perfect treat for Lucy, who has allergies to certain proteins. Made exclusively from spinach, kale, apple, spirulina, flax seeds and mint, these snacks are right up our alley!

Bocce's Bakery's Green Juice Treats

Bocce’s Bakery’s Green Juice Treats

And don’t forget, if you want to join the fun, sign up using our discount code! You’ll get $10 off your first subscription and BarkBox will donate $10 to Bully Project. In fact, if we get over 100 referrals before June 10, we’ll get $20 for each referral! Here’s the code:

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Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Pistachio

20 May

Hello! My name is Pistachio from Liberty Humane Society. It’s so incredibly nice to meet you!

Pistachio

Pistachio

As you can see from my pictures, I am a handsome chap who loves giving out hugs to my favorite human people. I have so much warmth and affection inside of me that I need to share it with the world!

My human friends at the shelter think I am about a year and a half old. That’s a good age, right? I still have the energy and drive of a young dog, but I’m also old enough to be calm, gentle, and well behaved. In fact, I’m so gentle that I would likely make a wonderful dog for a family with even very small children. I would love to have a family of my own. I bet I would get lots of hugs then!

Pistachio

Pistachio

I’m waggy, happy, and comfortable meeting all sorts of human people, young or old, big or small. I approach everyone assuming that they will want to pet me. Who wouldn’t want to pet me? Hee!

I have already learned how to sit on command, and I am hard at work on learning other neat tricks. I pull a bit on my leash, but I’m so smart and eager to please that I’m sure I can learn to break this habit very quickly. I bet you and I would make a great student-teacher team!

Pistachio

Pistachio

I’ve met male and female doggies here at the shelter. I was tolerant of these doggies, but I didn’t seem terribly interested in playing with them. Maybe I just need more time to warm up? If you have your own doggie at home, please bring him or her over to the shelter and we can see how we relate to each other.

Pistachio

Pistachio

Here’s how a special human friend described me:

“Not only does Pistachio have the sweetest face, but he has the sweetest disposition. He is very mild tempered and not big on long walks. He’s perfect for the laid back owner! Pistachio goes out, does his business, and is ready to go back and snuggle with his caretaker. He’s the perfect dog for a low-maintenance (or apartment) owner!”

Pistachio

Pistachio

I am one total lovebug who will make your days brighter and happier. If you hire me to be your new best friend, I will make it my job to keep you happy and smiling! I promise!

Thank you for reading about me! Hope to see you soon! Woof, Pistachio xoxo

Road Trip!

17 May

Tomorrow, That Touch of Pit and Bully Project are making a little road trip! To where, you ask?

Animal Farm Foundation!

We’re big fans of AFF, if you couldn’t tell. We always share their adoptable dogs, many of whom have now been adopted! Dudley Do-Right is in a new home. Tutti Frutti, Stitch and Wanda all are too! They do amazing work placing great dogs in great homes and providing essential resources to their adopters and the people in their community. We try out best to model much of the work we do after the work done at Animal Farm Foundation.

We’re also going to visit our former adoptable, Chester, who we transferred to AFF when we realized that city life really was not for him at all. We’re excited to see the big lug, and we may even have a new friend for him in tow! Updates to come later next week…

John Went Back to the Vet

16 May

For the past few months, John has been dealing with the ramifications of the prostate/urinary tract infection that had developed in the beginning of March. He was put on steroids and antibiotics to help treat the infections, but certain issues have been recurring, so off we went back to the vet.

John at the vet

John at the vet

As you can see, he likes Dr. Khan very much! All of the staff said that he’s such an amazing patient, letting them do whatever they need to do to find out what’s going on with him. But sadly, right now the answer is: we still don’t know what’s going on. We’re going to be doing some more testing over the coming weeks to see if we can pinpoint the problem and help our sweet guy get better!

Wordless Wednesday

15 May

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Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

14 May

On the first weekend in June, Bully Project will be participating in a great new adoption event called Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days!

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For those two days, all adoptions to qualified, approved homes will be FREE for the adopters! Thanks to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Maddie’s Fund for creating this great program and for including Bully Project. So come on out and adopt one of our great dogs. These are just a few below who are currently available for adoption…

John

John

Helena

Helena

Lala

Lala

Arundhati

Arundhati

And maybe a few more who you all haven’t met just yet…

 

What Mothers Day Means To Me

10 May

I believe that Mothers Day should be considered to be another Thanksgiving. Moms do so much for us that we will never, ever know. What we already know they do for us is much more than anyone could ever really express appropriate thanks for.

I am especially grateful on Mothers Day. My Mom has been an incredible support system in my life, and has taught me so much. She’s sacrificed a lot so that I could have what I needed, or even just wanted. She’s simply the best. We all think that of our moms though, don’t we?

My Mom is also a two-time cancer survivor. I’m unendingly grateful for that.

In 2008, my mom had a liver transplant. Several years later, she had to have a piece of her lung removed. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that over 1.5 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. One third of those people will lose their battles. For just liver & lung cancer, there will be approximately 258,830 new cases in 2013, and 197,940 of those people will not survive.

On Mothers Day, I celebrate that my mom is one of the 25% of people who survived these two types of cancer. The best way to do that, I feel, is by raising money for the American Cancer Society so that they can continue to help people through their own battles with cancer, help families cope with the challenges, commemorate the lives lost and celebrate the inspirational victories.

Please celebrate with me by supporting my Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. You can make a donation online by clicking here. If you prefer to make an offline donation, you can either speak to me directly or download this form and mail it in along with your donation.

Together, we can help make so many people’s Mothers Days (and Fathers Days, etc…) be even greater causes for celebration!

Thanks in advance for your support,

Josh

The Terriers Had A One Night Stand

9 May

I went to the dog park with the two terriers and a cup of coffee and returned with the terriers and a fluffy! Meet Nameless:

Nameless

Nameless

This boy was going to be abandoned by his dad AT the dog run. A family member told him he couldn’t just do that,  at least give him to a person.

Nameless

Nameless

The poor boy! I asked the guy if he would give the dog to me, and he handed him over. Never asked my name, or for my phone number. Just: “You’ll give him a good home?”

Nameless

Nameless

Well, the little boy came home with me. All I knew about this guy was that he only liked human food, marked a bit and had previously lived with kids. I saw he was fine with other dogs while at the dog run and hoped he would make friends with my cat.

Nameless

Nameless

While at home, he was still in “owner search mode,” understandably. It was so, so sad. Not overtly anxious, but definitely confused and seriously looking for the man who had been caring for him. But he wasn’t too interested in “human food” and couldn’t really settle.

Nameless at the vet

Nameless at the vet

More adventures through fostering equals more information about my own happy family! So what I learned:

Goose the little terrier, will protest the dog no matter what the size!

Nameless in the car

Nameless in the car

Bird, the larger terrier,  likes having boy dogs in the house (and on the bed)! They decided to be friends and play at 1:00am on my bed.

Bird & Nameless

Bird & Nameless

Sal, the hairless, one-eyed kitty doesn’t care too much about new dogs. As long a he has covers to sleep under and lots of yummy human food, he is happy camper! Nameless determined that Sal was his playmate and initiated play with no response.

Nameless

Nameless

Nameless, as I called him, was so tempting to keep all to my own! Great dog skills, awesome with handling and a good boy all around! Too bad I don’t want another small/medium dog! Thanks to Tristan‘s finder and caretaker, Rachel, I quickly found a foster-to-adopt couple! In less than 24 hours, he has a place to call home where he will be showered with lots of attention. Nameless is currently getting a needed grooming and I can’t wait to see what he will look like!

Wordless Wednesday

8 May
Arundhati

Arundhati

Arundhati is still available for adoption through Bully Project. For more information, or to apply to adopt her, please email bullyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Dudley Do-Right

6 May

Meet Dudley Do-Right from Animal Farm Foundation!

Dudley Do-Right

Conscientious and cheerful, Dudley wants to make sure that he does right by his friends.

Dudley Do-Right

In the play yard, he entertains his girl and boy pals with his silly moves and positive attitude.

Dudley Do-Right

Affectionate and cuddly, Dudley entices his people friends with his snuggle-ability.

Dudley Do-Right

Dudley loves people, big and small, especially those who give him lots of belly rubs.

Dudley Do-Right

Do-right by Dudley and adopt him today! 

Dudley Do-Right

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