So, while we were busy fostering Paige, who we just announced has officially been adopted, our other adoptable Doris Day was slowly recuperating and enjoying play groups at Paws and Play Pet Resort. We unfortunately didn’t get to share much of her story with you because she was so far away from where we live, and we didn’t get to see her on a daily basis.
As you know, when we rescued Doris Day, she had suffered a rectal prolapse and had had a procedure to put it back in place. Because of this, as well as some separation issues that she developed, we didn’t think she’d be available for adoption as quickly as she was. And we definitely never imagined that she would be adopted before our little Miss Paige. But that’s exactly what happened!
Doris Day is also…
A couple from Westchester County heard about Doris Day from one of the wonderful staff members of Paws and Play and went to meet her as soon as they could. They’re newlyweds who had decided that upon returning from their honeymoon that they would adopt a dog. All of the cards fell beautifully into place and they brought Doris Day, now named Angel, into their little family.
We have to thank the staff, management and owners of Paws and Play Pet Resort who so generously and graciously took care of Doris Day for us and helped her on her journey. We absolutely would have been able to make this possible for her without their help!
Everyone needs to get out of the city once in a while – including adoptable dogs! So, we packed up Paige and hopped on a train from Grand Central to Westchester where Ann picked us up. Of course, one pittie wasn’t enough, so we grabbed pretty Doris Day from Paws and Play and drove up Mahopac, NY where we found love, grooviness and lots of dogs! It was Woostock 2012!
The atmosphere was great…lots of tie-dye, well-behaved dogs and like-minded folks. There were dogs of every size, breed and age. Bully Project was lucky enough to be offered a spot in the “Pitbull Pride” section! What a great group of people – and dogs! We not only got to meet John Shipe of “Pitbull Blues” fame, we got to see him perform as well! The folks at Modified K9 are awesome and even rescued a pittie who was in bad shape from another rescue. Now that dog, renamed Clara, is off to a much better start with our friends Karen and Chelle at Modified.
Paige and Doris got to meet lots of folks and practiced some greeting skills. Since this was Doris’ first outing, she was more comfortable going on walks and checking out the scene while Paige hosted our pretty table! While on one of the walks, Doris fell upon two great ladies from Pirate Paws that make fresh treats, beef jerky and dehydrated chicken breasts. Yum! We stocked up and plan to order some more soon! No need to buy this stuff from China when you can get some made right up in the Hudson Valley!
Of course, Woofstock had celebrities…The pittie-kind. We were so excited to watch disc dog demos by Kara and Erich of Paw Stars. They started out with their typical border collies who surely won over the crowd. But the real star was Santiago, an alumni from Animal Farm Foundation. Although Santi has only been catching frisbees for a year or so, he is amazing. And, Kara and Erich always offer up Santi for meet and greets after the demos – he LOVES to say, “Hi.” What a great way to dispel myths. Another sighting in the crowd was a gorgeous fella named Danny Boy, another AFF alum, who likes to catch discs along with lots of other sports like agility.
It was a tiring day but so worth it! Take a look…
Doris Day had a playdate with a couple other pooches the other day at Paws and Play Pet Resort! Look how happy she is!
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Bully Project‘s second rescue dog: the beautiful Ms. Doris Day!
Yes, we have already decreed that she must always be photographed in front of an orange background. Doesn’t she look so beautiful? This sweetie was pulled from the same public shelter where we found Paige. The day after we rescued Paige, Doris suffered a prolapsed rectum (sounds fun, right?) and was rushed to the vet. A meeting of the minds decided that going back to the shelter would not be good for her, so we stepped in!
We’re estimating that Doris Day, who’s clearly been named after the classic film actress and animal welfare advocate, is 9 – 10 months old and currently weighs 40 lbs. Her medical issue has been completely resolved, and she is now also spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.
Doris Day is now living at Paws and Pet Pet Resort in Tuckahoe, NY – they’ve graciously agreed to board her in their beautiful facility for us at no charge. We also have to give a huge thank you to the folks of the Deja Foundation, who have agreed to cover Doris Day’s medical costs.
She is readily available for adoption, so if you would like to apply to be Doris Day’s new forever home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.